Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Sat 16 Aug 1890 1
(From the Times.)
POLICE COURT, Tuesday.—
Before Messrs JJ Wright and W Price JsP.
The Quarterly Licensing Court was held on Tuesday before Mr GF De Sallis, [sic] Mr AM Dulhunty, and Dr Richardson,
The whole of Tuesday afternoon was occupied in hearing a charge of bestiality against a young man named Stephen Gibbs.
There were on the Bench Messrs JJ Wright, GF de Salis, AM Dulhunty, John Gale, and W Price.
The witnesses for the prosecution were Douglas Thompson and John McIntyre, who deposed that the offence was committed on the 29th June.
Mr WD Downing defended the acussed, and urged that the whole case was a fabrication, which was shown by the absolute improbability of the story told by the witnesses.
The accused was committed for trial by Mr JJ Wright, all the other magistrates dissenting. Bail allowed.
(From the Age.)
Stepen [sic] Gibbs, a young man of good repute, and a member of one of the most respectable families in the district, appeared at the Police Court before a full bench—Messrs JJ Wright (chairman), G. Fane, De Salis, J Gale, AM Dulhunty, and W Price— to answer to an information charging him with having committed an abominable crime.
The Bench determined to hear the case with closed doors.
Mr W Downing watched the proceedings for the accused.
Senior-sergeant Maguire prosecuted, and first of all applied for leave to amend the information by changing the date of the alleged offence from the 22nd June to the 29th of the same month. The evidence was very voluminous, and at its close Mr Wright expressed his intention, independent of the views of his brother magistrates, to commit the accused for trial, as he considered a prima facie case made out. Mr Gale disagreed and his views were upheld by Messrs De Salis, Dulhunty, and Price. Mr Wright, directing the usual question and caution to be made to the accused, proceeded with the committal, the other justices leaving the bench. The accused was then formally committed to take his trial at the next ensuing quarter sessions at Goulburn, but admitted to bail, two of the justices sitting in the case (Messrs De Salis and Dulhunty) being his sureties.
(The Attorney-General has declined to prosecute.)
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The Daily Telegraph, Mon 18 Aug 1890 2
The Attorney-General has declined to prosecute in the case against Stepen Gibbs, who was committed at Queanbeyan for trial for an attempted unnatural offence.
Messrs George Thompson and Company’s steamer Damascus arrived in Port Jackson on Saturday from London via ports after another of her usually successful passages. Her steaming time trom London to Melbourne was 42 days 1 hour 11 minutes. Amongst the passengers by the vessel were Topham and Boase, who went home with the late Mr James White’s colts. Two deaths occurred on the voyage, both being passengers. The Damascus spoke the ship West Lothian, bound from London to Sydney, in a dismasted condition on July 4.
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Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Tue 19 Aug 1890 3
NEW GOLD DISCOVERY.
A very rich reef has this week been discovered on tho Clyde, between Bembramalla Creek and Currawang, by a man named Lyall. Two twenty acre leases have been taken out in Moruya by Mr Thomas Hobbs, of Brooman, and Mr Warden, of Milton. Some very rich specimens have been shown from the reef.—Braid wood Dispatch.
There was a good deal of excitement at the wharfs on Saturday in connection with the labor difficulty, but as the notices given by the officers did not expire until noon, all the steamers got awny. The Adelaide accepted the services of two captains in place of two men who left.
The organ recitals given during the last week at the Centennial Hall, Sydney, have produced a sum equal to the amount for which the council became liable to Mr WT Best, the organist.
The Attorney-General has declined to prosecute in the case of Stephen Gibbs, who was recently committed for trial at Queanbeyan.
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NSW Parliamentary Debates, Legislative Assembly, Wed 3 Sep 1890 4
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE.
Resolved (on motion by Mr Crick, for Mr O’Sullivan):
That an address be presented to the Governor praying that his Excellency will be pleased to cause to be laid upon the table of this House, copies of all letters and papers having reference to the case of Gibbs, recently tried at the police court at Queanbeyan.
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Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Tue 9 Sep 1890 5
(From the Times.)
In the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday Mr O’Sullivan gave notice of motion to the effect that a petition be presented to the Governor praying that the whole of the papers in the case Police v. Stephen Gibbs be laid on the tale of the House.
1 Goulburn Evening Penny Post, (NSW), Sat 16 Aug 1890, p. 7. Emphasis added.
2 The Daily Telegraph, (Sydney, NSW), Mon 18 Aug 1890, p. 4. Emphasis added.
3 Goulburn Evening Penny Post, (NSW), Tue 19 Aug 1890, p. 4. Emphasis added.
4 NSW Parliamentary Debates, Legislative Assembly, Wed 3 Sep 1890, p. 3459.
5 Goulburn Evening Penny Post, (NSW), Tue 9 Sep 1890, p. 4.