Madeleine Smith in Australia (Not)

I was trawling various Scottish newspaper archives to try and find further reports of the stress occasioned by the Madeleine Smith trial – I was looking for reports of lunacy or hysteria occasioned by the event when I came across this little snippet from the Glasgow Herald of 1 March 1858:

glasgow heral 1 march 1858

to be closely followed by a refutation from the Edinburgh Witness:

glasgow heral 1 march 1858 refutation

Interesting how even before Australia was connected to the rest of the world by telegraph, false news and rumours spread and were picked up on the other side of the world …

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Former IT professional, previously a digital archiving and repository person, ex research psychologist, blogger, twitterer, and amateur classical medieval and nineteenth century historian ...
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  1. Pingback: The afterlife of Madeleine Smith | stuff 'n other stuff

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