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1869, John Connor - Unfit For Publication
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Empire, Mon 26 Jul 1869 1

(Before Captain Scott, PM, and Messrs Love and Bray.)

    John Connor, fifty-three, for indecent conduct in Hyde Park, on two different occasions, was, for the first offence, fined £5, with the alternative of two months’ imprisonment; and for the second was sentenced to an additional months’ imprisonment.

    POOR BOX.—Received nil; assisted two persons.
    ROSTER.—Monday—Messrs Murphy, Pearce, Evans, and Macintosh. Tuesday—Messrs Cohen, Hunt, Hazlett, and E Chapman. Wednesday—Messrs M Chapman, Day, Renwick, and Love. Thursday—Messrs Birrell, Smithers, Thompson, and Solomon. Friday—Messrs Oatley, Campbell, Hordern, and Caraher. Saturday—Messrs Palser, Clark, and J Campbell.


The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 26 Jul 1869 2


    Before their Worships the Police Magistrate and Mr Bray.
    Of eleven prisoners who were brought before the Bench, one was discharged, and another was remanded.
    Five persons were fined 5s. Each, for drunkenness.
    Mary Ann Smith, a vagrant, was sentenced to be imprisoned one month.

    John Connor was convicted of offending against decency in the presence of children, in Hyde Park, and was sentenced to pay a penalty of £5, or to be imprisoned three months. 


1  Empire, Mon 26 Jul 1869, p. 2. Emphasis added. 

2  The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 26 Jul 1869, p. 2. Emphasis added.