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1886, John Robert Panlington - Unfit For Publication
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The Corowa Free Press, Fri 18 Dec 1885 1

COROWA POLICE COURT.
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1885.
(Before the PM.)

A MAN known as “Barnawartha Jack” was charged with attempt to commit an unnatural offence upon James Darcy. After lengthy evidence had been taken with closed doors, the prisoner was committed for trial.

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 11.
(Before the PM.)

    George Parkin v. Robert Bow. Mr Carne for plaintiff.

    This was an action for assault, arising out of a dispute between the parties (both boys). A verdict was entered for plaintiff 5s, and 4s costs of court.

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Evening News, Mon 22 Feb 1886 2

ALBURY QUARTER SESSIONS.

Albury, Monday,

    The Albury Court of Quarter Sessions was opened to-day before Judge Forbes. Mr John Dillon held the briefs for the Crown, and Messrs Coffey and F Brown represented the Bar. Messrs GC Thorold, VF Nagle, John Wilkinson, and WS Chauncy (Fleming and Chauncy represented the local solicitors. Mr Marcus Dulhunty, acting-PM, occupied a seat on the bench. Mr Lethbridge acted as CPS, and Constable Frith as Sheriff’s Officer. Henry S McIntyre was charged with having obtained money and goods by false pretences in Tumberumba [sic] on December 5. The prisoner was undefended. The case is proceeding.

    The following cases are ofr trial:—James Jonies, alias Trevallyn, false pretences; John Lynch, inflicting grievous bodily harm; John Robert Panlington, attempt to commit an unnatural offence in Corowa; Theodore Pepperpod, alias F Schroeder, stealing a horse, cart, and harness; James Reynolds, forgery and uttering; Delia Thompson, robbery from the person.

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The Albury Border Post and Wodonga Advertiser, Tue 23 Feb 1886 3

ALBURY QUARTER SESSIONS.
MONDAY, 22nd FEBRUARY.
(Before His Honor Judge Forbes.)

    Mr Dillon held the briefs for the Crown. The other members of the bar present were Messrs F Brown and Coffey.

INDECENT ASSAULT.

    J[ohn] R[obert] Panlington, an elderly man, was arraigned on this charge, and pleaded “Not guilty.” He was defended by Mr Brown.

    The same jurymen were empannelled. [sic]

    The alleged offence was committed [attempting to commit sodomy] at Corowa on the 11th December, the prosecutor being a young man named James Darcy, a selector, residing at Narrow Plains.

    The jury, after a short retirement, brought in a verdict of not guilty.

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The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Fri 26 Feb 1886 4

ALBURY QUARTER SESSIONS.
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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22.
(Before His Honor Judge Forbes.)

    This court opened at 10 am on Tuesday, Mr Dillon holding the briefs for the Crown. The other members of the bar present were Messrs F Brown and Coffey.

INDECENT ASSAULT.

    JR Panlington was charged with the above offence. Mr F Brown, instructed by Mr Thorold, appeared for the defence. The same jury tried this case, the evidence in which was unfit for publication. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty. The foreman said the jury had a doubt, and gave the prisoner the benefit of it.

 


1  The Corowa Free Press, Fri 18 Dec 1885, p. 7. Emphasis added. The order of the police court procedures are transcribed as found.

2  Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Mon 22 Feb 1886, p. 5. Emphasis added.

3  The Albury Border Post and Wodonga Advertiser, Tue 23 Feb 1886, pp. 2, 3.

4  The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Fri 26 Feb 1886, p. 22.