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His masters remains…..Cadman Cottage

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These days it’s a cute old cottage with Harbour views – the perfect vantage point to greet holidaymakers stepping off a tropical cruise. But in early Sydney, Cadman’s Cottage was the site of some pretty gruesome goings-on. One morning in November 1844, a man named Jean Videll brought a chest to the jetty (Cadman’s Cottage was right on the water in those days), containing the dismembered and partly burned body of his boss, Thomas Warne, who he had murdered the night before. He tried to hire a boatman to dump it out at sea, telling him the funky smell was because it was full of rotten pork, but the boatman doubted this. He alerted the nearest cop, and Videll was hanged a few months later.

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PHOTO CREDIT: perthtravelers.com