A PETITION FROM SETTLERS OF THE MACLEAY
The Maitland Mercury… Wednesday 4 April 1849, page 2
MURDERS BY THE BLACKS.- Intelligence was received yesterday, in Sydney, from the Bellinger River, dated the 17th inst. stating
that Daniel Devlin, His wife, and Dennis Cheyne, all living on John Robertson’s cedar cutting station, had been inhumanly murdered by the blacks. The same letter also states that a civilized black, who had been living for a considerable time with Commissioner Massie, had been decoyed away and murdered by the Maitland tribe on the M’Leay River. The white population of these districts are said to be out in pursuit of tbe savages. The particulars may be expected in Sydney in a few days. Mrs. Devlin has left a child nine months old. Her parents
reside at the Five Islands.-Herald, Mar. 30. 1846
KEMPSEY, MAY 8.-MURDER BY THE BLACKS.
-News has just reached us of a murder recently perpetrated by the blacks of the Bellinger River,
on the person of an old man who had long been a sawyer both at that place and the M’Leay.
The circumstances are as follows : http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article693358
The Maitland Mercury… Saturday 1 June 1850, page 4.