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Bridget Smith and her eighteen months old son were strangled at Cheltenham. George Pinkerton a nineteen-year-old man was accused of their murder. After a coronial enquiry he faced a criminal trial where he was found guilty. He was hanged. This was despite the possibility he was of unsound mind.

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City of Kingston acknowledges the Kulin Nation as the custodians of the land on which the municipality is a part and pays respect to their Elders, past and present. Council is a member of the Inter Council Aboriginal Consultative Committee (ICACC).