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1876, Catherine Perryman - Unfit For Publication
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Australian Town and Country Journal, Sat 11 Mar 1876 1


March 2.

    At the Police Court a boy, twelve years of age, was acquitted on a charge of stealing a pair of boots belonging to another boy while bathing. Carey v. Rosenfeld was a summons for non-payment of wages, £3 5s. The case was dismissed, with £1 1s professional costs against plaintiff. Three drunkards were fined, among them our old friend, Catherine Perryman, again. I think her little paragraph must be kept set up.

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Deniliquin Chronicle and Riverine Gazette, Thu 16 Mar 1876 2

(Before the Police Magistrate and Mr A Landale.)

(Before Messrs Noyes and Watson.)

    Catherine Perryman was sent to gaol for six months. The best thing that could be done—if any thing approaching “best” could be applicable to her. She was charged with drunkenness and indecent exposure—the latter seems her weakness.

    With regard to the general police matter then before the Bench, we put it to the presiding magistrates, both local men and aldermen, whether it is not better to clear out our “Island.” We have heard, and so, no doubt, they have heard also, of what goes on there; clear out the whole lot. To manage in police supervision this little local “Alsatia” costs hundreds a year. Bad men and bad women must, of course, live somewhere, but never allow them to burrow unless they publicly acknowledge their avocation; and then their nest may be avoided as a known plague spot—except by some of our very peculiar “respectables.”

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The Pastoral Times, Sat 18 Mar 1876 3

(Before AWF Noyes, and J Watson, Esq, JP’s. [sic])

(Before AWF Noyes and James Watson, Esq, JP’s)

    Catherine Perryman for drunkenness was fined 10s or three days, and for indecency was sent to gaol for six months with hard labour.


    John Day, alias Henry Turner, was brought up, on remand, for uttering a forged cheque for £6 to W Cahill, of Mulwala.

    George Reed McDonald deposed that he is acting as ledger-keeper in the London Chartered Bank of Australia, Melbourne. No person of the name of G Smith has an account in that bank. Saw the cheque produced marked A, and signed G Smith, in our bank on the 29th February; it was presented for payment, and returned dishonoured.

    Prisoner was committed for trial at next Deniliquin Circuit Court.

    The hearing of another charge against prisoner for uttering a forged cheque to E Hillson, of Tocumwal, was proceeded with. The evidence of the bank clerk to prove that the cheque was a forgery was taken, and prisoner on this charge was further remanded for eight days.


1  Australian Town and Country Journal, Sat 11 Mar 1876, p. 411. Emphasis added. 

2  Deniliquin Chronicle and Riverine Gazette, Thu 16 Mar 1876 p. 2.

3  The Pastoral Times, Sat 27 Mar 1869, pp. 3, 4. Emphasis added.