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Re: The Haunted Hair Saloon: Warrawong: NSW
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2024, 03:48:09 PM »
Here is pictures of the South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954), Saturday 10 May 1902 that gave more information of the story?

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Re: The Haunted Hair Saloon: Warrawong: NSW
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2024, 03:50:30 PM »
Here is more pages of the article.

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Re: The Haunted Hair Saloon: Warrawong: NSW
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2024, 04:09:05 PM »
Here is more information

Michael O'Donnell and his wife arrived in Sydney from Ireland in 1841. He became teacher-in-charge of the Wollongong Roman Catholic Denominational School in 1842. In 1843-1844 O'Donnell and a fellow school teacher undertook the management of Wentworth's 'Five Islands Estate'. In 1853 O'Donnell leased the Estate from Wentworth with a proviso that he would clear 500 acres of the land. Evidence suggests that the O'Donnell family still held a lease with Wentworth in 1900. The O'Donnell's farm house was built not on 'Five Islands Estate' but on 'Berkeley Estate' (Reynolds, 2001).

The land for the 'Steeltown Estate' was probably purchased from the O'Donnell family. The subdivision extended from the southern side of Five Islands Road to just north of Fitzgerald's homestead. The southern extent of the subdivision is midway between Cringila Street and Fitzgerald Street. It is presumed that this was the boundary between the O'Donnell family's property and Fitzgerald's property (Reynolds, 2001).

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Re: The Haunted Hair Saloon: Warrawong: NSW
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2024, 07:30:35 PM »
It appears  Mannion  Winifred Mannionwas murdered for a few sovereigns she had

Her hut  was about 1/50 yards to the south east of the residence of Mr. F. O'Donnell (Mayor of Central Illawarra and lessee to the estate). The murdered woman was an old retainer of the family of Mrs. O'Donnell, and great was her delight, some nine months ago, when she was permitted by Mr. O'Donnell to erect on the estate, and within hail of the O'Donnell household, the hut in which she hoped to spend the declining years of her life.

The walls and roof of the building, which is 9ft 6in by 7ft 6in, are of corrugated ,-iron, with a door in the northern end (facing O'Donnell's), where the chimney is also placed, and at the back a wooden shutter on hinges, and fastened by means of two nails, did duty as a window. The old lady succeeded in making the interior fairly snug. A single bed was placed along the southern wall under the window, and from a cross-beam (about four feet from that end of the dwelling) were suspended cretonne curtains, which divided off, as it were, the sleeping portion of the hut. In the hut there were also an improvised table, a little dresser, a large tin trunk, and household utensils.

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Re: The Haunted Hair Saloon: Warrawong: NSW
« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2024, 08:01:48 PM »
An excerpt for the news paper states

 From inquiries made in various quarters, we have gleaned the following details : 'On 'Tuesday, the old lady was at O'Donnells, and commissioned' David Carney (a youth in the employ of Mr. O'Donnell) to get her sundry articles in town. These were a 5 cwt; of flour and a box of cartridges, he having promised to do some shooting for her. She gave him half-a-sovereign, and he returned her the two shillings and sixpence change later on.

Carney avers that on the purse being opened he distinctly saw about ten 'shillings in large silver in one pocket, and as she opened the second pocket to get the  half sovereign and noticed a couple of Sovereigns.



Was this David Carney a suspect?


There was answered questions with her son? Why did she leave her sons home 9 months earlier? He strange enough knew where his mother kept her money in the Following excerpt below.

The son states his mother usually put the purse at night in a little satchel at the head of the bed, where she also kept her rosary beads.


 Mrs,. O'Donnell who had an' Intimate knowledge of the unfortunate women transactions surmises that ?

She must have been in possession of three or about 4 pounds, Which she had generally carried about  in her in the purse  Thus, it will be seen, we have fairly strong proof of the murdered woman having had money in her possession on the day pf the murder.

Senior-sergt. Banks searched the place, on Thursday night,

He found the purse, on the top ? shelf of the little dresser, empty. Search for the key. of the tin trunk was rewarded by finding it (with string attached) hidden between the corrugation of a sheet of iron and a batten, near the foot of the bed. Ail the money found I in the box was a three penny piece
 


Clearly the motive was murder?

But who was the guilty party?

New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1821-1937 for Winifred Mannion in final statement  in picture below.

Death by blow to the head murder by person or person unknown.

Did the spirit of Winifred Mannion manifest itself in a shopping center hair dresser a century later? If so what triggered the haunting?


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Re: The Haunted Hair Saloon: Warrawong: NSW
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2024, 03:11:26 PM »
It should be noted the site where this haunting occurred is no longer a Hair salon. The exact location is kept secret to foe people to pester the present shop owners.

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