About five years ago a box jewellery, valued at £200, was stolen out of the safe at Mr W. J. Fimister’s Wollongong Hotel, and although every search was made, no trace of the missing articles could be found. On Wednesday last, whilst a man named William Wilshire was digging out a drain in the hotel yard, he came across the missing articles buried in the
ground about 18 inches deep. Nearly all the missing articles were in a small tin box, which had completely rusted away. On searching through the dirt two diamond rings, a gold watch, diamond bracelet, and gold brooch were discovered.
– The Shoalhaven News (NSW ) Saturday 18 December 1909.
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