[CONTENT WARNING: This biography features CLOWNS]
There was nothing particularly unusual about the citizens of Perth suing each other in the civil courts during the 19th Century. It was more out of the ordinary not to be embroiled in some sort of legal action at any given moment. On Tuesday, 9 May 1854, it was publican and horse breeder George Haysom’s turn to appear before the Commissioner of court as a defendant.
Much as I would dearly love to visit Tasmania again and wallow amongst the microfilm, that’s not going to be possible any time soon. Then, thanks to a lead not affiliated with any of the “official” sources of knowledge, I learnt that a certain religious sect have in their possession the documents I seek