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Hillgrove merges; new church; inquest

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Monday 6 August 1923, The Sydney Morning Herald

No objection has been made to the merging of Hillgrove Municipality into the Dumaresq Shire, and now the merger will be completed. During its life as one of the most famous old mining towns in New South Wales It is believed that about 20 tons of gold were taken from Hillgrove.

An anonymous friends has presented a new church to the parish of Kelly’s Plains, near Armidale. The old church is to be pulled down and the material used for a soldiers’ memorial hall.

Further inquiry into the death of Charles Patrick McCarthy, who was found shot dead at Marden Creek, was conducted at Wollomombi before the coroner (Mr. Purkiss). Witnesses said they had heard deceased threaten to take his life. The coroner returned a verdict that deceased died of a bullet wound self inflicted.

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