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Below also see: Ernest Thurston, 1889,
Edgar Ernest Thurston and William Rahilly, 1892,
Ernest Thurston, 1901,
Ernest Thurston, 1907,
George Vernon, 1907

 

Evening News, Sat 6 Jun 1885 1

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.
————
FRIDAY, JUNE 6.

    In the charge court, before Mr Buchanan, SM,

COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.

    Ernest Thurston, alias Mason, alias Edwards, about sixteen years of age, was charged by Detectives Greaves and McHattie with having stolen a cheque for £19 from George Edward Ardill, Mrs Kippen said the defendant called at her house with a note which said that, as her husband was employed by Mr Ardill, he was responsible for him, and therefore forwarded a cheque for her to pay her grocer’s bill. She had done so, and given the change, £13 4s, to the defendant.

    Byron Pogson, grocer, Botany-road, said he received the cheque from Mrs Kippen, and took £5 15s for the bill and one shilling for the exchange out of it, and gave her £13 4s change. The defendant had previously called and said Mrs Kippen would bring the cheque to him.

    George Edward Ardill, stationer, and president of the Blue Ribbon Army, of Pitt-street, said he expected to receive the cheque from James Worboys, of Spring Hill. He never authorised the defendant to take the cheque to Mrs Kippen, nor Mrs Kippen to pay her bill with it. When the police came to arrest the defendant he went out at the back and got over a wall into George-street. He was arrested subsequently. The defendant pleaded guilty, but said he was persuaded to take the money by an accomplice. His Worship said this did nor exculpate the defendant. He should commit him for trial, and any statement he had to make can be given to the police.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 6 Jun 1885 2

POLICE.
———◦———

    Mr Buchanan, SM, presided in the Charge Division of the CENTRAL POLICE COURT yesterday.

    Ernest Thurston, alias Mason, alias Edwards, was charged with having stolen a cheque for £19, the property of George Edward Ardill, in whose employment he was. He was committed for trial. It was shown that the accused, though a mere boy, had been nine times previously convicted on charge of false pretences; and he had been taken into Mr Ardill’s employment, in connection with the Discharged Prisoners’ Aid Society.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 6 Aug 1885 3

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
WEDNESDAY.
(Before his Honor Judge WILKINSON.)

    The Metropolitan Court of Quarter Sessions resumed its sitting this morning at Darlinghurst Courthouse. Mr PJ Healy again acted as Crown prosecutor.
    Messrs W Briggs and J Campbelsharpe were sworn in as justices of the peace.

    Ernest Thurston, a good-looking boy, alleged to be only 16 years of age, was charged with stealing, on May 16, a certain valuable security and £13 in money from his master, George Edward Ardill. Mr Hoskinson appeared on behalf of the prisoner. Evidence was given to show that on the 16th May prisoner called at the house of Mrs Kippen, Pitt-street, Redfern, and stated that Mr Ardill had sent her a cheque to pay her grocery account at Mr Pogson’s store, and wanted the balance returned, as Mr Ardill was responsible for the account, her husband being in his employ. Mrs Kippen gave Mr Pogson the cheque, which was for £19, and received £13 4s in return, which she have the prisoner. On receiving the change, prisoner said that Mr Ardill told him to give her £1 if she had not any money, which he accordingly did, and Mrs Kippen gave him a receipt. Previously to this prisoner call at Mr Pogson’s, and stated that a cheque would be presented in payment of Mrs Kippen’s account, and asked him to cash it if possible, and give another cheque in return. On the morning of the same day prisoner was instructed to deliver some letters to Mr Ardill at his private residence. Mr Ardill expected a cheque for £19 from Mr James Warbois, of Spring Hill, but none was delivered by prisoner. The cheque changed by Mr Pogson was the one in question. He had never given the prisoner any authority to give Mrs Kippen any money. The jury found the prisoner guilty. In sentencing the prisoner to five years’ penal servitude, his Honor said the offence was made infinitely worse by an attempt on the part of the prisoner in his defence to charge Kippen with opening the letter containing the cheque and instigating the prisoner to get it cashed, a statement which he did not believe a word of. Six previous convictions were also proved against the prisoner, for each of which he had been sentenced to three months. He declined to give a more lenient sentence on account of the prisoner’s youth, as he should require evidence before he could believe that he was only 16 years of age.

    The court then adjourned.

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Evening News, Thu 27 Aug 1885 4

QUARTER SESSIONS.
————
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26.
(Before District Court Judge Wilkinson.)

    Mr PJ Healey prosecuted for the Crown.

    SENTENCES.—Sentences were passed as follow:—

    In the case of Ernest Thurston, who had been sentenced to five years’ penal servitude for larceny as a servant, the sentence was reduced to two years’ imprisonment with hard labor in Maitland Gaol.

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Ernest Thurston, Gaol photo sheet 5

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6047], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1885, No. 3398, p.13 2, R5101.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 3398
5484:85

Date when Portrait was taken: 17-6-1885

Name: Ernest Thurston
(aka Ernest Mason, Ernest Edwards)

Native place: BC Maitland

Year of birth: 1869

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Clerk

Religion: C of England

Education, degree of: R & Write

Height: 5' 7"

Weight     On committal: 126
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Light brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features:

Where and when tried: Sydney Q.S.
5 Aug 1885

Offence: Larceny of a cheque

Sentence: 2 years H.L. Sydney Gaol

Remarks:—Guilty.

 (No. of Previous last Portrait ... 4508 ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC

ditto

27

  6

  4

  6

1883

1884

Stealing

False pretences 6 charges

14 days C. Paid fine

6 months HL

See Later photo

 

 


 

Ernest Thurston, 1889

 

Evening News, Wed 24 Jul 1889 6

YESTERDAY’S POLICE COURTS.
————
WATER.


    Ernest Thurston alias Mason alias Edwards was remanded for a week upon a charge of embezzling the sum of £3 16s 4d, the property of Max Rown and Thos Wm Warren, trading as Warren and Rown.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 31 Jul 1889 7

FALSE PRETENCES AND EMBEZZLEMENT.
———◦———

    A young man named Ernest Thurston, alias Mason, alias Edwards, was charged at the Water Police Court yesterday (before Mr AM Fisher, SM) with obtaining the sum of £2 10s from Messrs Turner and Henderson by means of false pretence, to wit, a valueless cheque.

    Constable Taylor gave evidence to the effect that he arrested the accused, and charged him with the offence. In reply, he said he knew nothing about it; witness produced a cheque-book, which he found on Thurston when he was arrested on the 22nd instant.

    George Lavender, a clerk in the employ of Messrs Turner and Henderson, said that on the afternoon of the 16th instant the prisoner presented the cheque produced, and said Messrs Warren and Rown had sent him to get it cashed; believing his statement to be true, witness gave the accused the sum of £2 10s; the cheque was for £2 10s, and was drawn on the AJS Bank, and signed “AB Wilson”; the cheque was afterwards presented at the bank, and returned marked “no account.”

    Max Rown, a member of the firm of Warren and Rown, said the prisoner had been in the employ of the firm for about two months; he thought the writing on the cheque produced was his. The accused was committed to take his trial at the next Court of Quarter Sessions, to be held at Darlinghurst on August 5.

    Thurston was then charged with embezzling the sum of £3 16s 4d, the money of his employers, Max Rown and Thomas William Warren, trading as Warren and Rown, Barrack-street.

    Constable Taylor, in giving evidence as to the arrest of the accused on this charge, said he found a cheque-book (containing seven cheques filled in) in his possession.

    Max Rown said the accused was in the employ of the firm as junior and shipping clerk; he had no power to collect money, but he did collect the sum of £3 6s from George Boyne, licensee of the Brisbane Café, George-street, telling the latter that he had called on behalf of his employers. The accused pleaded guiltily to the charge, and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, with hard labour. A further charge against the accused of obtaining 10lb of tobacco, value £2 5s, from Cameron Brothers by means of a false pretence, was not proceeded with.

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Evening News, Sat 3 Aug 1889 8

CHARGED WITH FRAUD.
————

    At the Central yesterday, before Mr Delohery, DSM, Edgar Ernest Thurston, alias Mason, alias Edwards, was charged with having by mean of a valueless cheque, and with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of £2 10s from Frank Arnold Banks, an oil and color merchant, of Glebe Point-road.

    Constable Alexander Taylor proved the arrest, and produced the cheque in question.

    The prosecutor’s [Frank Arnold Banks] evidence was that on July 13 Thurston called at his shop and asked him to cash a cheque. He demurred at first, but subsequently gave him 15s on account, promising to pay the balance when the documents was honored. Later on the accused again called and received £1 worth of goods and 15s more in cash; but on presentation at the bank the cheque was found to be valueless, as there was no account.

    The accused was further charged with having, under somewhat similar circumstances, obtained £2 5s from George Arthur Ravenswood, licensee of the Star Hotel, Bay-street, Glebe, with intent to defraud. The evidence showed that on July 20, the accused called for a drink and tendered a cheque in payment. After some hesitation, the prosecutor advanced him 30s on account, and subsequently paid him 15s in addition. In this case, as in the former, the document was found to be worthless.

    The accused, who had nothing to say, and reserved his defence in both instances, was committed to the Quarter Sessions on the 5th instant. Bail was not applied for.

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Evening News, Tue 6 Aug 1889 9

QUARTER SESSIONS.
———
(Before his Honor Judge Wilkinson.)

    Mr Fitzhardinge prosecuted for the Crown.
    PLEAS OF GUILTY.—

     Edgar Ernest Thurston, on a charge of false pretences;

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 7 Aug 1889 10

QUARTER SESSIONS.—
TUESDAY.
(Before his Honor Judge WILKINSON.)

    Mr Fitzhardinge prosecuted for the Crown.

FALSE PRETENCES.

    Edgar Ernest Thurston pleaded guilty to two charges of obtaining money by means of valueless cheques, and as several previous convictions were proved, his Honor took time to look into the case before passing sentence.

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Evening News, Thu 8 Aug 1889 11

BREVITIES.
————
YESTERDAY'S BREVITIES.


    The following prisoners were sentenced at the Quarter Sessions this afternoon: Edgar Ernest Thurston, false pretences, four years’ penal servitude;

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Edgar Ernest Thurston, Gaol photo sheet 12

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6051], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1889-1890, No. 4508, p. 9, R5103.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 4508

Date when Portrait was taken: 3-8-1889

Name: Edgar Ernest Thurston
(aka Edgar Ernest Mason, Edgar Ernest Edwards)

Native place: BC Maitland

Year of birth: 1869

Arrived       Ship: 
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Clerk

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 8"

Weight     On committal: 142
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Light brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Crucifix on outside left upper arm. Scar on bend of left arm. Woman on inside left forearm. A (faint) above left wrist outside, letter M on junction of thumb & forefinger of left hand. Nude woman on right upper arm. Woman standing on ball holding wreath over her head inside right lower arm

Where and when tried: Sydney Q.S.
5th August 1889

Offence: False pretences 4 charges

Sentence: 4 years P.S.

Remarks:—Plead Guilty

 (No. of Previous Portrait ... 3398 ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC

ditto

Sydney Q.S.

Water PC

27

  6

  5

30

  4

  6

  8

  7

1883

1884

1885

1889

Stealing

False pretences (6 charges)

Larceny of a cheque

Embezzlement

14 days C. Paid fine

6 months HL

2 years HL (Maitland Gaol)

6 months HL

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Edward Thurston, Gaol photo sheet 13

SRNSW: NRS2326, [5/1545], Maitland Gaol Photograph description sheets, 1885-1887, No. –, p. 32, R5126.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. –  

Date when Portrait was taken: –

Name: Edward Thurston
(aka Edgar Ernest Thurston)

Native place: Maitland

Year of birth: 1869

Arrived       Ship: 
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Clerk

Religion: C of England

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 7"

Weight     On committal:
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Light brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: 

Where and when tried: Sydney Q.S. 
5th August 1889

Offence: Larceny

Sentence: 2 years HL

Remarks:—

 (No. of Previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Balmain PC

Sydney PC

Water PC

Sydney Q.S.

27

  6

30

  5

  4

  6

  7

  8

1883

1884

1889

1889

Stealing

False pretences

Embezzlement

False pretences

14 days imprisonment

6 months H.L.

6 months H.L.

4 years PS

 


 

Edgar Ernest Thurston and William Rahilly, 1892

 

Freeman’s Journal, Sat 27 Feb 1892 14

ESCAPED FROM TRIAL BAY.
————

AT the police court, Kempsey, on Wednesday Edgar Thurston was charged with escaping from the Trial Bay prison on February 22. Captain Horne gave evidence that the prisoner arrived at Trial Bay on December 9. He was missed at 5.30 on Monday last, and brought back between half-past 6 and quarter to 7 the same evening. He made a statement to the effect that he ran away from the gaol to escape the tyranny of the superintendent. Prisoner was committed for trial at Kempsey Quarter Sessions.

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Evening News, Wed 16 Mar 1892 15

BREVITIES.
———◦———


    At the quarter sessions at Kempsey, yesterday, Ernest Thurston and William Rahill pleaded guilty to escaping from Trial Bay Prison. Both desired to be sent back to a country prison. Thurston was sentenced to six months and Rahill [aka Rahilly] to four months’ hard labor in Maitland Gaol, to be served at the expiration of their present sentences.

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Clarence and Richmond Examiner, Tue 22 Mar 1892 16

BREAKING FROM TRIAL BAY GAOL.
————

    At the Kempsey Quarter Sessions, before his Honor Judge Fitzhardinge, Edgar Thurson, [sic] who was serving a sentence of four years at Trial Bay prison, and William Rahelly [aka Rahilly], pleaded guilty to escaping from there. Rahelly said the tyranny of Captain Horne was not only great towards the prisoners, but towards his own officers. His Honor remarked that he was sorry to hear they objected to Trial Bay, as they seemed to like most gaols so much that no sooner they were out of one then they longed to go back to another. Their deeds contradicted their words. His Honor was glad to know that there was such a gaol as Trial Bay. It would do more good for the reformation of prisoners than all the other gaols in the colony, for thos that had to sit on the bench knew the want of such discipline. Some of the country gaols were often the means of men going back. Thurston was sentenced to six and Rahelly to four months.

 


 

Ernest Thurston, 1901

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 29 Mar 1901 17

LAW NOTICES.
———◦———

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.—
MONDAY, APRIL 1.

    Cecil Aubrey Becke, embezzlement (two charges); Edward Myers and James Rolfe, conspiracy; Walter Waugh, larceny; Robert Geohegan, entering dwelling by night, &c; Albert Aitken, false pretences; James Hill, assault and battery; Alice York, abandoning child; George Thomas, forgery; Edward [aka Ernest] Thurston, stealing dwelling; James Gordon, shooting at with intent; Lewis Sampson, indecent assault; James Shaw Smellie, larceny; Ernest Renshaw and Rose Renshaw, keeping a brothel; William George Dauncey, false pretences (two charges) and larceny; Thomas Anderson, abduction; Charles Dawson, stealing from the person; James Smith and James O’Brien, assault and robbery; Carl Goedecker, indecent assault; Garratt McCormack, scandalous conduct; Etienne Passement and Emily Passement, keeping a brothel; Archibald Miles, Arthur Watson, and John Moloney, assault and robbery; Matthew Henry Newton, indecent assault; William Ward Pointing, stealing; Albert John Thompson, shooting at with attempt.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 30 Mar 1901 18

LAW NOTICES.
———◦———

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.—
MONDAY, APRIL 1.

    Robert Geohegan, entering dwelling at night, &c; Albert Aitken, false pretences; James Hill, assault and robbery; Edward Thurston, stealing in dwelling; James Gordon, shooting at with intent. Note.—Only the witnesses in the cases set down for trial on Monday need be in attendance at court on that day.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 10 Apr 1901 19

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Acting-Judge Hamilton and juries.)

    Mr WL Merewether, Crown Prosecutor.

SENTENCES.

    Ernest Thurston, who had pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing in a dwelling-house, and whose gaol record was a heavy one, was sentenced to penal servitude for five years.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Ernest Thurston, Gaol photo sheet 20

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6066], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1900-1901, No. 8299, p.129, R5109.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

 

No. 8299
E. Book 1170

HC, Record, No. 210

Date when Portrait was taken: 1-4-1901

Name: Ernest Thurston
(aka Walter Phillips, Henry Williamson)

Native place: Newcastle

Year of birth: 1869

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Stonemason

Religion: Wesleyan

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 8"

Weight     On committal: 131
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Nude female outside right upper arm. Girl in tights standing on ball holding branch inside right forearm. Scar on knuckle of right forefinger, outside bend left arm, outside left thumb,. Crucifixion outside left upper arm. Tattoo spots outside bend left wrist. Faint “A” outside left wrist. Vase of flowers (tattooed over something else) inside left forearm. Faint tattoo mark junction left thumb & forefinger. Brown mole on inside of neck

 (No. of Previous Portrait ... 3398, 5847, 4508, 7362 ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC

Water PC

Central PC
Balmain PC

Sydney Q.S.

Water PC

Sydney Q.S.

Kempsey Q.S.

Sydney Q.S.

Water PC


Sydney Q.S.

Central PC

Water PC
ditto

Sydney Q.S.

27

  3

  6
  6

  5

30

  5

  5

13

22


  4

23

  8
  8

  1

  4

  3

  6
  6

  8

  7

  8

  3

  2

  3


  4

  8

  3
  3

  4

1883

1884

1884
1884

1885

1889

1889

1892

1894

1898


1898

1900

1901
1901

1901

Stealing

False pretences

False pretences
ditto (6 charges)

Larceny of a cheque

Embezzlement

False pretences (3 charges)

Escaping from prison

False pretences (3 charges)

Stealing (3 charges)


Steal in a dwelling

Have supposed stolen property

Assault constable
Damage uniform

Stealing in a dwelling

14 days C. Paid fine

3 months imprisonment

6 months HL  |
3 months HL  | concurrent

5 years P.S. subsequently reduced
to 2 years HL (26-8-1889)

6 months H.L.

4 years P.S.

6 months H.L.

5 years P.S. on each. Concurrent

6 months HL. On each charge (two
accumulative, one concurrent) = 12
months H.L.

3 years P.S.

3 months H.L.

3 months H.L.      |
£1-4 or 7 days C  | Concurrent

5 years P.S.

[Written across the sheet is the follow] See Photo 1719 Bathurst

 

 


 

Ernest Thurston, 1907

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 4 Feb 1907 21

LAW NOTICES.
———◦———
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4.

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.

    John Henry Dawson and Charles Higgs, larceny; Ernest Thurston, assault; Frederick Wilson, robbery; Joseph Donoghue and Joseph Holland, attempted offence; May Hill, stealing from the person.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Daily Telegraph, Tue 5 Feb 1907 22

QUARTER SESSIONS.
————
(Before Judge Backhouse.)

    Mr Herbert Harris prosecuted for the Crown.

ACQUITTED.

    Ernest Thurston, a stonemason, pleaded not guilty to a charge of having indecently assaulted a girl [sic– Michael McGrath] under 14 years of age. He was defended by Mr Malcolm, and was found not guilty.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 5 Feb 1907 23

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Backhouse and juries.)

    Mr Herbert Harris, prosecuted for the Crown.

NOT GUILTY.

    Ernest Thurston was charged with committing a serious assault on a little child on November 6 last, and pleaded not guilty. Mr Malcolm defended the accused, who altogether denied the charge.

    The jury found the accused not guilty.

 


 

George Vernon, 1907

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 14 Oct 1907 24

COUNTRY NEWS.
———◦———

Millthorpe, Saturday.

    At the police court on Wednesday, George Ernest Vernon [aka Ernest Thurston, etc] and Thos Wilson were charged with the theft of a sulky from Joseph Walters, of Newbridge. Wilson was discharged, and Vernon committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions at Orange on the 25th prox. The same men were charged with the larceny of a set of harness, the property of Newyn Glasson, of Blayney. They were each fined £10, with the option of three months’ imprisonment with hard labour.

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The Wellington Times, Thu 21 Nov 1907 25

Orange courthouse, built 1883. Photo ID: SRNSW 4346_a020_ a020000034.jpg
Orange courthouse, built 1883.
Photo ID: SRNSW 4346_a020_ a020000034.jpg

ORANGE QUARTER SESSIONS.
————

    The above sessions opened yesterday before Acting Judge Browning. George Vernon was charged with stealing a mare, sulky and harness at Millthorpe on 5 ult. He was found guilty and sentenced to five years’ penal servitude.

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Molong Express and Western District Advertiser, Sat 23 Nov 1907 26

LOCAL AND GENERAL.
———◦———


    At the Orange Quarter Sessions on Wednesday, George Vernon was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude for stealing, besides being declared an habitual criminal.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Fri 29 Nov 1907 27

    George Vernon was sentenced to five years penal servitude, and declared a habitual criminal, at the Orange Quarter Sessions, for having stolen a horse, sulky, and harness.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Ernest Thurston, Gaol photo sheet 28

SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/13075], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 8299, p. 9, R5090.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 8299
Bathurst

Date when Portrait was taken: c. 1907

Name: Ernest Thurston
(aka Walter Phillips, Edgar E Thurston, Henry Williamson,
Ernest Mason, Ernest Edwards, Ernest Johnson)

Native place: Newcastle

Year of birth: 20:4:1869

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Stonemason

Religion: Wesleyan

Education, degree of: Read & Write

Height: 5' 8"

Weight     On committal:
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Nil

 

 (No. of Previous Portrait ... 3398, 4508, 5847, 7362 ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC

Water PC
Central PC
Balmain PC

Sydney Q.S.

Water PC

Sydney Q.S.

Kempsey Q.S.

Sydney Q.S.

Water PC


Sydney Q.S.

Central PC

Water PC
ditto

Sydney Q.S.

Newtown PC
Central PC

? PC

Orange Q.S.

27

  4
  4
  6

  5

30

  5

  5

13

22


  4

23

  8
  8

  1

16
21

  9

20

  4

  6
  6
  6

  8

  7

  8

  3

  2

  3


  4

  8

  3
  3

  4

11
11

10

11

1883

1884
1884
1884

1885

1889

1889

1892

1894

1898


1898

1900

1901
1901

1901

1906
1906

1907

1907

Stealing

False pretences
False pretences
ditto (6 charges)

Larceny of a cheque

Embezzlement

False pretences (3 charges)

Escaping from prison

False pretences (3 charges)

Stealing (3 charges)


Steal in a dwelling

Have supposed stolen property

Assault constable
Damage uniform

Stealing in a dwelling

Stealing
False pretences

Stealing in company

Horse stealing

14 days C

3 months imprisonment
6 months HL  |
3 months HL  | concurrent

5 years P.S. subsequently reduced 
to 2 years HL (26-8-1889)

6 months HL

4 years P.S. on each charge. Con

6 months H.L.

5 years P.S. on each. Concurrent

6 months HL. On each charge (two 
accumulative, one concurrent) = 12 
months H.L.

3 years P.S.

3 months H.L.

3 months H.L.    |
24/ or 7 days C  | Concurrent

5 years P.S. (28-11-1904)

6 months HL  |
6 months HL  | Accumulative

£10 or 3 months HL

5 years

& Declared an habitual criminal

 

  


1     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Sat 6 Jun 1885, p. 6. Emphasis added.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 6 Jun 1885, p. 9.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 6 Aug 1885, p. 5.

4     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Thu 27 Aug 1885, p. 6.

5     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6047], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1885, No. 3398, p.13 2, R5101.

6     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 24 Jul 1889, p. 6.

7     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 31 Jul 1889, p. 11. Emphasis added.

8     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Sat 3 Aug 1889, p. 6. Emphasis added.

9     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Tue 6 Aug 1889, p. 3.

10   The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 7 Aug 1889, p. 11.

11   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Thu 8 Aug 1889, p. 6.

12   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6051], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1889-1890, No. 4508, p. 9, R5103.

13   SRNSW: NRS2326, [5/1545], Maitland Gaol Photograph description sheets, 1885-1887, No. –, p. 32, R5126.

14   Freeman’s Journal, (Syd, NSW), Sat 27 Feb 1892, p. 15. Emphasis added.

15   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 16 Mar 1892, p. 5.

16   Clarence and Richmond Examiner, (Grafton, NSW), Tue 22 Mar 1892, p. 8.

17   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 29 Mar 1901, p. 10. Emphasis added.

18   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 30 Mar 1901, p. 7. Emphasis added.

19   The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 10 Apr 1901, p. 4.

20   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6066], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1900-1901, No. 8299, p.129, R5109.

21   The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 4 Feb 1907, p. 4. Emphasis added.

22   The Daily Telegraph, Fri 5 Feb 1907, p. 10.

23   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 5 Feb 1907, p. 7.

24   The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 14 Oct 1907, p. 8.

25   The Wellington Times, Thu 21 Nov 1907, p. 3.

26   Molong Express and Western District Advertiser, (NSW), Sat 25 Nov 1907, p. 9.

27   The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, (NSW), Fri 29 Nov 1907, p. 5.

28   SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/13075], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 8299, p. 9, R5090.