Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Wed 12 Apr 1876 1
NEWCASTLE POLICE COURT.
TUESDAY, APRIL 11th, 1876.
(Before Mr Shaw, JP.)
Six drunkards were dealt with.
RESISTING THE POLICE.
Charles Norris, previously having pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness, admitted having resisted constable R Coghlan while in the execution of his duty at Newcastle, on the 10th inst. Prisoner was ordered to pay a fine of 20s, or to be imprisoned in the lock-up for 48 hours.
PROFANE AND OBSCENE LANGUAGE.
One person was fined for using profane language, and two for obscene language.
Rosa [aka Rose] Fuller, age 20, was charged with the above offence in Lower Church-street, on the 11th inst.
Constable Smith deposed: This morning, between 12 and 1 o’clock, from information I received I went to Lower Church-street, and saw prisoner in an indecent condition. A man was with her, and several others were a short distance from her looking on. (The remainder of the evidence is unfit for publication.)
Constable Harrington stated that he had known prisoner for two or three years in Sydney as a bad character. She had often been before the Central Police Court on different charges, and got her living by prostitution. She had been in Newcastle for some time, and her conduct had been bad.
The bench sentenced prisoner to be imprisoned in Maitland gaol for six months.
1 Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Wed 12 Apr 1876, p. 2. Emphasis added.