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1887, Cobar Courthouse - Unfit For Publication
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 5 May 1887 1

OPENING OF THE NEW COURT-
HOUSE AT COBAR.
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(By Telegraph.)
(From Our Own Correspondent.)
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Cobar, Wednesday.

Cobar courthouse, opened 3 May 1887. Photo: Peter de Waal
Cobar courthouse, opened 3 May 1887. Photo: Peter de Waal

    The new courthouse was opened yesterday for the conduct of public business, Messrs TCK McKell, PM, Thomas Lean and James Conley, JsP, presiding. Mr WJ Hogan, on behalf of the legal profession, congratulated the Bench upon the occasion of the removal of public business from the old and unsuitable building so long occupied as a courthouse to the commodious and faithfully-built edifice comprising the new courthouse, which he said was admittedly an ornament to the town, and was in every way fitted for the conduct of the Court’s business. Mr McKell, on behalf of the Bench, replied, and expressed his astonishment that Cobar had so long been without a proper courthouse and Government offices. Referring to the building recently occupied as a courthouse, he stated that it in no way met the requirements of such an important town and district as Cobar. He also felt sure that, with the Quarter Sessions about to be holden here, a large saving to the country would be effected through not having to send prisoners for trial to Dubbo or Bourke, and that with the prospects of a railway to Cobar, the town and district in every way merited the substantial and handsome improvement of the new courthouse and offices attached which they had now taken possession of. The buildings in question are decidedly an improvement to the town and on the old buildings.

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Australian Town and Country Journal, Sat 7 May 1887 2

COUNTRY NEWS.
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(From Our Correspondents..)
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“The short and simple annals of the bush.”
—Gray (modernised).

COBAR

May 4.

    THE NEW COURTHOUSE was opened yesterday for the conduct of public business. Messrs TCK McKell, PM, Thomas Leon and James Conley, JsP, presided. Mr WJ Hogan, on behalf of the legal profession, congratulated the bench upon the occasion of the removal of public business from the old building to the commodious new edifice. Mr McKell, on behalf of the bench, replied.

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Australian Town and Country Journal, Sat 21 May 1887 3

COUNTRY NEWS.
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(From Our Correspondents..)
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“The short and simple annals of the bush.”
—Gray (modernised).

COBAR

May 13.


    THE NEW COURTHOUSE BUILDINGS were used for the first time as a place for holding Quarter Sessions on Wednesday. Mr Justice Docker presided. There were two criminal cases. The holding of the Quarter Sessions will be a great boon to the residents of the town and district, as it does away with the expense and trouble of forwarding the cases to Dubbo and Bourke for trial.

 


1   The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 5 May 1887, p. 8.

2   Australian Town and Country Journal, Sat 7 May 1887, p. 952.

3   Australian Town and Country Journal, Sat 21 May 1887, pp. 1055-6.