The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 2 Dec 1882 1
WATER POLICE COURT.
Mr Marsh, SM, presided in the Charge Court yesterday.
William Osborne was sent to gaol for a period of six months for having conducted himself in an obscene manner in George-street.
Henry Foster and Sarah Cashman were charged with having stolen the sum of 7s from the till in the Shamrock Hotel, Woolloomooloo, and also two flasks of brandy, valued in all at 11s. The male prisoner was discharged and his companion was committed to the Quarter Sessions.
A number of cases of a minor character, including insulting behaviour and drunkenness, were dealt with.
Mr Buchanan, SM, disposed of the business in the Summons Court.
Several cases, consisting of violations of the Corporation bylaws, were heard and fines inflicted on the defendants.
REDFERN POLICE COURT.
Yesterday before Mr Addison, SM, Chales [sic] Wyning, for stealing poultry, was sent to gaol for one month. MA White for obscene language, was fined 20s, or 7 days. Margaret Bell, on a charge of cutting and wounding Mary Walsh, was committed for trial. E Kennealey and W Oakley were ordered to be imprisoned for disobedience of orders of maintenance. Andrew Byrnes and W Wakeham, for playing at pitch and toss in a public street, were each fined 20s and costs, or 7 days. On the prosecution of Inspector Parr Jas Fairfield, John Davis, and J Machafine, were fined 10s each, and costs, for cattle straying; and for a similar offence Thomas Wall, being his third conviction, was fined £2, and costs. Alexander Hatherly, for malicious injury to property, was ordered to pay 20s, and costs 5s 10d. A number of persons were fined under the Public Instruction Act for neglecting to send their children to school.
1 The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 2 Dec 1882, p. 8. Emphasis added.