I was recently reading a report of Inquests in Victoria 1852-1853 published in 1854.
This made very interesting reading and I came across a mention of "Justifiable Homicide" relating to the inquest into the death of Jeremiah Fahey.
It stated he was "Shot by some person unknown, whilst engaged in a murderous attack upon the inmates of a tent" and in the remarks section said " The verdict of the Coroner's Jury accurately describes the case which was one of Justifiable homicide"
The Coroner was J. McCrea and the inquest was held in Bendigo on the 15th August 1852.
This excited my curiosity and of course the first stop was Trove. Nothing was found in the Victorian papers on Trove but two entries relating to the event were found.
One was in the South Australian Register 11 September 1852 and the other was in the