Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Fri 29 Aug 1879 1
NEWCASTLE POLICE COURT.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 28th, 1879.
DRUNKENNESS.—Two inebriates were punished.
WILFUL INDECENCY—William Pearse [aka William Pearce], a collector of bones and rags was convicted of the above offence before female children, and sentenced to the full penalty of the law, six months’ hard labour in Maitland gaol.
1 Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Fri 29 Aug 1879, p. 2.