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THE FAITHFUL MASSACRE.
On Saturday Mr. Uren, of Benalla, who has taken considerable interest in fixing the site of the Faithful mas- sacre in 1836, made, with Messrs. Peters and A. Dosser a search for remains. He succeeded in finding a skull, leg and arm bones, shoulder-blades, and portions o vertebrae, these being apparently the re- mains of one of the murdered me.
At a recent meeting the Benalla Council decided to take steps to erect a memorial on the spot if the place
were sufficiently identified by the find- ing of such evidence as a skull. Mr.
Uren, who had found in a grave on
Goomalibee-road bones very much dec- ayed at a depth of 5ft, accordingly undertook to look for further evidence. The site is in
the Cockatoo Paddock, which last week was
the Government from Mr
T. Nixon. The first grave is on the road, with
its head under the rail of a fence. This one was opened up again, but only some small pieces of bone were
found. In another grave,
about two yards to the south and nearer to the Faithful Tree,
just inside the paddock Mr Donner at a depth of