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Colonial Cases

R. v. Lee and Wilkinson [1863]

Aborigines, killing of

Supreme Court of Western Australia

Burt C.J., 1 April 1863

Source: Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News, 3 April 1863, p. 3

Edward Lee, expiree, and James Wilkinson, t.l ., charged with murdering an aboriginal native 
named Koomberry, at Mr. Lefroy'e Station, near the Blackwood. Found guilty of manslaughter, 5 years' penal servitude.

Published by Centre for Comparative Law, History and Governance at Macquarie Law School