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Brettell, Mr Henry

"By luly 1884 Henry Brettell had been appointed teacher [at Murrumbateman]. Mr Brettell had a wife and nine children. He had been demoted from the Cessnock Public School against his wishes because of comments he made regarding the opening of a Catholic school in the area and his failure to introduce the
Sisters of Mercy. He had also been accused of being a 'con-
stant tippler' and calling two men 'd...d Fenians' ".


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