GIRL MURDERED IN BRISBANE IN 1944

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Doris Roberts, a part-aboriginal, was savagely murdered in Brisbane in 1944 by American Serviceman Private Avelino Fernandez. In an effort to avoid any negative public opinion, Private Fernandez was taken to New Guinea where he was executed at Oro Bay on 15 November 1944.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank Barry Ralph (since deceased) for the above information. Barry is the author of an excellent book on World War 2 in Australia called "They Passed This Way".

 

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This page first produced 1 December 2000

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