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1880, Edward Toole - Unfit For Publication
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The Albury Border Post and Wodonga Advertiser, Wed 16 Feb 1881 1

ALBURY QUARTER SESSIONS.

    This court was opened last Monday at 10 o’clock, by his Honor Judge Forbes. Mr PJ Healy officiated as Crown Prosecutor.
    The following legal gentlemen were present:—Messrs F Brown, Blackmore, Nagle, and Thorold.

BESTIALITY.

John [aka Edward] Toole pleaded not guilty to a charge of this nature, [bestiality with a mare ], committed at Howlong on the 26th November, 1880. He was undefended.

    The following jury was sworn:—R Collard, F Gulson, C Hall, E Devine, WH Byrnes, W Jennings, W Bilbrough, FH Day, G James, J Chambers, A Baker, and R Burrowes.

    The evidence in this case, which is unfit for publication, went to show that the offence had been attempted on a mare, and that the prisoner was very drunk at the time.

    The prisoner addressed the judge, and the judge having summed up, the jury retired to consider their verdict. After half an hour’s absence they returned with an acquittal, and the prisoner was discharged.

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The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Fri 18 Feb 1881 2

ALBURY QUARTER SESSIONS.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14.
(Before His Honor Judge Forbes.)

    This court was opened on Monday morning by his Honor Judge Forbes. Mr Healey prosecuted for the Crown, and the only other member of the bar present was Mr F Brown.

ATTEMPTED UNNATURAL OFFENCE.

    Edward Toole, charged with this offence, pleaded not guilty.

    The following jurors were sworn:—R Collard, F Gulson, E Devine, Charles Hall, W Byrne, W Jennings, W Bilbrough, FH Day, A Baker, G James, J Chambers, R Burrows.

    The prisoner was acquitted.

 


1  The Albury Border Post and Wodonga Advertiser, Wed 16 Feb 1881, p. 3.

2  The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Fri 18 Feb 1881, p. 10.