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1880, John Richardson - Unfit For Publication
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 7 Dec 1880 1


    The Bench, yesterday, was composed of the Police Magistrate and Messrs Hunt, Cook, Moses, Pierce, Cock, and others.

    An unusually large number of persons were punished for drunkenness or being disorderly.

    Elizabeth Clarke, alias Wiley, was sent to gaol for three months, for stealing a ring valued at 20s, the property of Azariah Ashley.

    Robert Smith, found guilty of stealing a pewter measure, valued at 3 s, the property of DE Warby, was sent to gaol for seven days.

    George Walton, described as a saddler, charged by constable Griffiths with being a suspected person, frequenting York-street with intent to commit a felony, was sent to gaol for one month.

    Joseph Lyons, a labourer, was fined 10s for being drunk and disorderly, 40s, for assaulting constable Lynch, and 60s for using obscene language in King-street.

    Walter Seymour, a labourer, for behaving in a riotous manner in Castlereagh-street, was sent to gaol for seven  days.

    George Clarke, a dealer, arrested on suspicion of having caused the death of Thomas O’Toole in Sydney, was remanded to the Coroner’s Court.

    John Richardson, who pleaded guilty to having wilfully and obscenely exposed himself in Union-street, was sent to prison for six months, with hard labour.


1  The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 7 Dec 1880, p. 7. Emphasis added.