Saturday, March 17, 2012

The North Eastern Ensign, Benalla (Victoria), Friday 1 February 1901Amongst those who witnessed the hanging of Jimmy Governor was Mr [George Snr] Mawbey, father of the boy [George Jnr] who crouched under the bed on the night of the massacre. ' After the execution Mr Mawbey remarked to the press representative present : "Now I am satisfied; I would never have been satisfied unless I saw this; but I would have preferred to have hanged him myself."
[Source: NLA 70778481]