The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 9 Nov 1876 1
BOURKE QUARTER SESSIONS.
The Quarter Sessions concluded to-day. The following are the sentences:
Oscar La Touch, larceny, three months in Bourke gaol;
John O’Brien, forgery and uttering, two years’ hard labour in Bathurst gaol;
Devard Chilton, attempted suicide, imprisoned till rising of the Court;
Mark Flower, forgery and uttering, nine months’ imprisonment in Bathurst gaol, with hard labour;
James Collman, horse stealing, twelve months’ hard labour in Bathurst gaol;
Mary and Mary An Morgan, larceny and receiving, acquitted;
James Keenley, [aka James Keanley], attempted bestiality, two years hard labour in Bathurst gaol;
James Fagan, receiving stolen property, twelve months’ hard labour in Bathurst gaol;
Josiah Cherry, twelve months’ hard labour in Bathurst gaol.—Mr District Court Judge Josephson, presided; Mr JJ Teece, Crown Prosecutor, and Mr R Barton, barrister-at-law.—McNellis, charged with robbery with violence, jury unable to agree, locked up till 9 o’clock tonight.
1 The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 9 Nov 1876, p. 2. Emphasis added.