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Old October 24th, 2016, 05:52 PM   #1
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Hi thanks for allowing me to be part of this forum..

I have been interested in jack the ripper case since I was 13 years old.
I was singing in the school choir at an old people's home and afterwards we all began chatting to the residents. I sat with one old lady and she began telling me how jack the ripper was rumoured to have settled in our local area of Australia..
This was well before the internet was a twinkle in the eye.. yet many years later it emerged that Montague j druitts relative had lived on dandenong road.. I once lived on dandenong Rd with my family and was schooled very close by..

I was fascinated from that moment on ...36 years have passed and I have lived in the UK for many years but that conversation has been a huge part of my life. I went to the very first ripper conference in Liverpool where I met a plethora of wonderful ripperologists ..authors ..Jeremy beadle rip.. et al..

Jack has been a major part of my life thanks to the lil old lady

Looking forward to reading the forum and hopefully engaging in some theories

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Wow! Wonderful story! Welcome, Nina!
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Welcome Nina, what got me interested in the Ripper was when I started my first job on leaving school, in Mitre Square. Then little changed from when the Ripper was about.
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Hi thanks for allowing me to be part of this forum..

I have been interested in jack the ripper case since I was 13 years old.
I was singing in the school choir at an old people's home and afterwards we all began chatting to the residents. I sat with one old lady and she began telling me how jack the ripper was rumoured to have settled in our local area of Australia..
This was well before the internet was a twinkle in the eye.. yet many years later it emerged that Montague j druitts relative had lived on dandenong road.. I once lived on dandenong Rd with my family and was schooled very close by..

I was fascinated from that moment on ...36 years have passed and I have lived in the UK for many years but that conversation has been a huge part of my life. I went to the very first ripper conference in Liverpool where I met a plethora of wonderful ripperologists ..authors ..Jeremy beadle rip.. et al..

Jack has been a major part of my life thanks to the lil old lady

Looking forward to reading the forum and hopefully engaging in some theories

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Hello Nina

Welcome to the site.

As you may know, "Druitt" is a name associated with Australia. There was a military Druitt who served in Australia. Major George Druitt (1775-1842) of the 48th Regiment arrived Australia in 1817 on board the Matilda, with 440 officers and men. While on board the ship he met his future wife Margaret. It's not clear what his relationship was to Montague John Druitt's family.

According to Wikipedia, Druitt oversaw the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges by convict labor around Sydney. He was granted land near what was to become Blacktown. Mount Druitt was named in his honor as was the suburb which became Strathfield South (it was originally named Druitt Town). Major Druitt died Blacktown in 1842 soon after his wife. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Druitt.

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Old November 1st, 2016, 08:24 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome ..


Chris I didn't live in Sydney but very near dandenong near where the fabled pamphlet...
The east end murderer..I knew him by wg fell iirc..

This pamphlet must of existed in some form as the old lady who I sat and chatted with told me that his identity was known by someone local to the area.. and that is was possible he even settled in the area...

This was 1980_ 1981 well before internet ..

Question is was old lady referring to feelings alias of druin or Lionel druitts relationship to mjd ...

Either way it is a very small area for 2 suspects to crop up in conversation

IMO that pamphlet must of existed
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Nina, this should help. From the sadly deceased Richard Whittington-Egan :


https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...kinner&f=false
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