Yates, George Henry (1899-1949) lived in a small shanty hut among the bushes near an allotment on Mayfield Street, Moorooka. He made a living by gardening and collecting bottles and firewood in a horse and cart. One February night in 1949 he confronted three youths who had been shooting hares and wallabies in nearby scrub and accused them of interfering with his horse. There was a heated argument and one of boys shot him in chest with a .32 Winchester rifle at close range. During the subsequent trial, 18-year-old Richard Barnett claimed that he had acted in self-defence after George swung at him with a stick, but he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
YORSTON, Grace Elizabeth (online PDF)