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1880, Edward Cantwell - Unfit For Publication

 

The Cowra Free Press and Canowindra, Goolagong, Cargo, Grenfell and Young General Advertiser, Sat 9 Oct 1880 1

LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
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COWRA POLICE COURT.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1.
Before AR West, Esq, JP.

EDWARD CANTWELL, charged with vagrancy, pleaded not guilty.

    Constable Bennett deposed that on the previous day, while on duty in Kendall-street, he saw the defendant lying on a form in front of the Royal Hotel, with his trousers unbuttoned and his person fully exposed to public view; there were several persons in the street at the time witness’ attention was directed to the condition of the defendant; it was a lady that called witness’ attention to the defendant’s exposed state; the defendant was in a very filthy state when arrested; the offence was committed about noon.

Cowra courthouse, opened 21 Aug 1880. Photo: Peter Bonsall-Boone
Cowra courthouse, opened 21 Aug 1880. Photo: Peter Bonsall-Boone

    The defendant, who is an old offender, was sentenced to six months’ in Bathurst gaol.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5.
Before Mr JT West, JP.

    Eliza White (aboriginal), charged with vagrancy, pleaded not guilty.

    Constable Bennett deposed to having arrested the defendant on the previous evening at about 8.30, on the charge of not having sufficient lawful means of support; he had known the defendant to be wandering about the town for the past month or so, and had frequently seen her in the streets at a late hour in the night; she has been frequently intoxicated, and her conduct upon such occasions is most disorderly; she has no fixed place of abode, neither has she sufficient lawful means of support; witness had been informed that defendant had on the previous night threatened Mrs Mylecharane’s domestic with a knife; the defendant’s conduct is bad; she was under the influence of drink when arrested.

    The defendant, who had been several times previously convicted of similar offences, was sentenced to be imprisoned in Bathurst gaol for the term of six months.

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Edward Cantwell, Gaol photo sheet 2

SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/5956], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 295, p. 9, R5084.

Gaol Photo Sheet - Transcribed Details

No. 135

Date when Portrait was taken: 4 April 1878

Prisoner's Name: Edward Cantwell
(aka Edward Campfield)

Native place: Ireland

Year of birth: 1832

Arrived        Ship: Came young
in Colony }   Year: 

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Labourer

Religion: R C

Education, degree of: Read only

Colour of hair: Grey

Colour of eyes: Hazel

Height: 6' 1"

Weight     On committal: 166
in lbs     }  On discharge: 

Marks or Special Features: Scar on forehead, nose broken, small finger of right hand contracted

Where and when tried: Cowra Bench
1st October 1880

Offence: Exposure of person

Sentence: 6 months imprisonment

Remarks:

 (No. of Previous Portrait ...  ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Cowra Bench

ditto

ditto

11

  7

24

10

10

  3

1875

1878

1879

Want of sureties

Vagrancy

ditto

6 months imprisonment

3 months imprisonment

6 months imprisonment

 


1  The Cowra Free Press and Canowindra, Goolagong, Cargo, Grenfell and Young General Advertiser, Sat 9 Oct 1880, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2  SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/5956], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 295, p. 9, R5084.