The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 13 Apr 1865 1
WATER POLICE COURT.
BEFORE the Water police magistrate, with Mr B Burdekin and Mr T Dangar.
George Jaffray was charged with attempting to commit an unnatural offence with a goat. James Meach, a private watchman, heard the cries of a goat coming from buildings in the course of construction in New Pitt- street, and there found prisoner in such a position as to justify suspicions, which were strengthened by the appearance of his dress, when he ran away. He was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions.
Empire, Thu 20 Apr 1865 2
SYDNEY GENERAL SESSIONS.
(Before Mr District Judge Cheeke.)
WJ Foster, Esq, Crown Prosecutor, conducted the following cases:—
George Jaffray was charged with attempting to commit an unnatural offence on a goat, the details of which are unfit for publication. The jury retired for quarter of an hour and acquitted the prisoner. Discharged.
1 The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 13 Apr 1865, p. 8. Emphasis added.
2 Empire, Thu 20 Apr 1865, p. 5.