The West Australian
22nd – The first news report detailing the murders.
23rd and 26th- Some further brief details about the murders. Union Bank charters the schooner Flowerdale to go to Roebourne and authorises £500 reward.
6th, 7th and 11th – Telegrams reporting arrest of Bevan, Warburton and San Qui. Free pardon offered.
19th – First major details of the murders.
20th, 23rd and 25th – Sub-Inspector Rowe proceeds to Roebourne. Suspicion on Gilroy and Pontt. More details.
27th – Public meeting at Roebourne. Letters of condolence to be drawn up for relatives of Anketell and Burrup.
28th – Report on inquest. Evidence against the accused.
9th and 11th – Gilroy discharged due to lack of evidence. More particulars on evidence given in court.
11th and 13th – Prisoners arrive in Perth. Additional evidence taken from George Harrison.
3rd – A letter by William Pontt to the Editor disputing an earlier article in which it was stated that he was in Roebourne the night of the murders.
1st – 9th (See “Trial” page.) – Daily reports on the Supreme Court trial of Warburton, Bevan and San Qui.
3rd, 6th, 11th and 14th – Editorial outraged with persistent broad insinuations, of their Fremantle contemporary “The Herald”, that plunder was not the object of the murders. “The Herald” is attacked again for articles with their persisting insuations. Also, quantity of silver missing after the bodies of Anketell and Burrup were found. This was never mentioned in the trial.
11th – The later part of this article gives a further description of the Union Bank and its surrounds.
15th – A very indignant letter from S.B.L. Elliot to the Editor of The West Australian regarding rumours about the murders.
30th – Execution of Franz Erdmann (alias Frank Hornig) imminent. It is hoped he will confess to the murders of Anketell and Burrup at Roebourne.
5th – Execution of Franz Erdmann. He never confessed to the murders.
8th and 10th – A sensational statement by former inmate of lunatic asylum and a later article rebutting such statement.