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The Moreton Bay Courier, Sat 8 May 1852 1

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.
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    BRISBANE ASSIZE.—Through some error at head quarters no jury summons have yet arrived. It appears that a double panel of common jurors, and twelve special jurors, were to be summoned.

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The Moreton Bay Courier, Sat 15 May 1852 2

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.
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    BRISBANE ASSIZE.—In consequence of the summonses for jurors to attend the Circuit Court on Monday next not having arrived, as mentioned in our last, Captain Wickham has issued summonses, on behalf of the Sheriff, to the Jurors named in the list forwarded from the Sheriff’s Office. It is to be hoped that this judicious step will have the effect of remedying the omission. The following is a list of the prisoners in Brisbane Gaol, for trial, with the offences wherewith they are charged, and in the order in which they stand on the calendar:—William Wild, rape; John Parry, uttering a forgery; James Miller, larceny; Thomas Deering, larceny; same prisoner horse stealing; Poan and Teon (Chinese), larceny; Robert Felstead, assault with intent, &c; Margaret Ross, larceny; Patrick Brown, felony; Johnny (Chinese) aiding and abetting in an attempt to kill; Mickey (Chinese) shooting with intent to kill; Sam (Chinese) do; Sang (Chinese) assault with intent to do bodily harm; Perriha and Darruguree (aboriginals) cutting and wounding with intent to kill; Teeam (Chinese), unnatural crime; James Smith, larceny; William Gilles, horse stealing; Thomas King, larceny; Maria (aboriginal), larceny; James Davis, uttering a forgery. Besides the foregoing, there are several persons on bail for trial, of whom we only know the following:—Jane Ellis, assault; Joseph Compton, aiding in uttering a forgery; Thomas Southern, having a stolen order in possession; Peter Hallam, cattle stealing; Thomas Webb, assault.—Since the above was written another prisoner has been received for trial, viz: Peter Hallam, on a charge of cattle stealing [sic].

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The Moreton Bay Courier, Sat 22 May 1852 3

DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE.
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BRISBANE CIRCUIT COURT.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18.

    Before His Honour the Chief Justice [Alfred Stephen].

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FRIDAY, MAY 21st.

    The civil causes were postponed till Monday.

    Teeam, a Chinese, was indicted for committing an unnatural offence, [bestiality on a bitch], at South Brisbane. The only witness, Fisher, gave his evidence very positively, and the jury found prisoner guilty. His Honour directed sentence of death to be recorded against the prisoner, and intimated his intention to recommend that the sentence be commuted to twelve months’ hard labour on Newcastle breakwater.

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The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Sat 12 Jun 1852  4 

BRISBANE CIRCUIT COURT.
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(Abridged from the Moreton Bay papers.)
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THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1852.
(Before the Chief Justice.)

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FRIDAY, MAY 21.

UNNATURAL OFFENCE.

    Teeam, a Chinese, was indicted for committing an unnatural offence, at South Brisbane. The only witness, Fisher, gave his evidence very positively, and the jury found the prisoner guilty. His Honor directed sentence of death to be recorded against the prisoner, and intimated his intention to recommend that the sentence be commuted to twelve months’ hard labor on Newcastle breakwater.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 12 Jun 1852  5  

BRISBANE CIRCUIT COURT.
(Abridged from the Moreton Bay Courier.)
THURSDAY, MAY 20.

Before His Honor the Chief Justice.

FRIDAY.

    The civil causes were postponed till Monday.

    Teeam, a Chinese, was indicted for committing an unnatural offence, at South Brisbane. The only witness, Fisher, gave his evidence very positively, and the jury found prisoner guilty. His Honor directed sentence of death to be recorded against the prisoner, and intimated his intention to recommend that the sentence be commuted to twelve months’ hard labour on Newcastle breakwater.


1  The Moreton Bay Courier, Sat 8 May 1852, p. 2.

2  The Moreton Bay Courier, Sat 15 May 1852, p. 2. Emphasis added.

3  The Moreton Bay Courier, Sat 22 May 1852, p.2.

4  The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Sat 12 Jun 1852, p. 3.

5  The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 12 Jun 1852, p. 6.