From the Maitland Mercury report:
A family heirloom revolver dated 1863 has gone missing from Morpeth Courthouse Museum. Jack Paten, whose family has lived in the area since the 1860s, is searching for the missing family treasure donated to the museum in the 1970s. The revolver belonged to Mr Paten’s great grandfather, who came to the Hunter as a five year old in 1865.
Full article by Rebecca Berry available at Maitland Mercury, 19 Nov, 2009.