Lewis, John (d 1794)

Elderly convict who was murdered in 1794 at Parramatta. No charges were ever laid.

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Died
05 Jan 1794
Buried
09 Jan 1794

Sydney’s Oldest Unsolved Murders

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2019

With colonisation came numerous acts of violence inflicted upon the First Nations people, including murder. It was several years, however, before murders were committed in Sydney by the colonists upon each other. Identifying Australia’s oldest case of unsolved murder in this context is not necessarily a straightforward task.