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Strychnine Poisoning - Murder or Accident at Indooroopilly?

Elizabeth Lancefield was charged on the 24th May, at Indooroopilly, to wilfully murderer her husband, William Lancefield, by means of poison , and Thomas Edwin Bonney was indicted as an accessory before the fact. Some indication of what the suburb of Indooroopilly appeared like at this time, are captured in these photos.

Early houses built at Indooroopilly and Footbridge over a creek at Indooroopilly

Police Court

Saturday 10 June 1876

Tuesday 13 June 1876

Wednesday 14 June 1876

Supreme Court

BEFORE his Honor Mr Justice Lutwyche (Bio)

The Attorney General, with Mr Hely, prosecuted , and Mr Blake, Q C , appeared for both prisoners, with Mr Garrick (Bio)assisting for the female prisoner, and Mr Cooper (Bio) for Bonney.

Tuesday 29 August 1876

Wednesday 30 August 1876

Thursday 31 August 1876

Friday 1 September 1876

Saturday 2 September 1876

Thursday 7 September 1876 In Banco Trinity Term

Friday 8 September 1876 In Banco Trinity Term

Monday 11 September 1876 Alfred Godrey's Letter to the Editor

BEFORE his Honor Mr Justice Lutwyche

Elizabeth Lancefield was charged on the 24th May, at Indooroopilly, to wilfully murderer her husband, William Lancefield, by means of poison.

The Attorney General and Mr Power prosecuted for the Crown, and Mr Beor (Bio) , instructed by Mr Godfrey, appeared for the prisoner.

Tuesday 19 September 1876

Wednesday 20 September 1876

Thursday 21 September 1876