Atrocious murder on the Hume River
12 February 1844 The Sydney Morning Herald
January 30. - Intelligence having been received here that an atrocious murder had been committed on the Hume River.
Mr. Commissioner Bingham proceeded immediately to the spot, accompanied by Surgeon Large, and a gentleman, whom he was obliged to swear in on account of the absence of all his police.
The murderer, Henry Atkins, was happily apprehended and lodged in safety in the Tumut lock-up, from whence he has been committed to Berrima Gaol.
The deceased, John Daly, was a quiet inoffensive person; and the cause of the cruel deed is not yet certain, but there is a strong suspicion that it was occasioned by jealousy.