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The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thu 7 Oct 1886 1

DISTRICT NEWS.
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(FROM OUR VARIOUS CORRESPONDENTS.)
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WALGETT.


    The District Court and Quarter Sessions open at the beginning of the week. The following is a list of criminal cases to be tried at Walgett Quarter Sessions on the 4th October 1886:—Thomas Conlan and George Tanks, sheep-stealing; Henry Frost, horse-stealing; Harry Eearl, [sic] horse-stealing; Ah Chong (Chinese), wounding with intent; James Paitch, stealing jewellery from a dwelling; Frank Smyth and George Walker, stealing money from a store; Edward Bryant, stealing jewellery from a store; William Troutman, sheep-stealing; George Flintleng, false pretences; RK Thompson, assault with intent; Thomas Field, indecent assault on a child. Judge Backhouse and the Crown Prosecutor arrived this afternoon. The legal profession is also represented.

DISTRICT TELEGRAMS.
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(From Our Own Correspondents.)
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WALGETT.

Tuesday

Tamworth gaol, n.d. Photo ID: SRNSW 4481_a026_000672.jpg
Tamworth gaol, n.d. Photo ID: SRNSW 4481_a026_000672.jpg

    The Quarter Sessions opened yesterday, before Mr District Court Judge Backhouse; Mr Merewether, Crown Prosecutor. Mr Brown was the only barrister present. Solicitors: Messrs Janison and Davidson. Henry Page pleaded guilty to larceny. William Troutman, for sheep stealing, was discharged, to appear for sentence if called upon. Henry Frost, horse stealing, guilty. Geo Field, indecent assault, guilty. Harry Earl, horse stealing; guilty. All were remanded for sentence. There are nine more cases for trial.

Wednesday.

    The Walgett Quarter Sessions closed to-day before Judge Backhouse; Mr Merewether, Crown Prosecutor; the only barrister Mr Brown; the Solicitors present were Mr Janison, Walgett; Mr Davidson of Mudgee.

    Thomas Field, indecent assault on a child under nine years of age, [MM Rainhard ], to be privately whipped on 19th October next at Tamworth gaol, and four years’ hard labour;

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The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Thu 21 Oct 1886 2

COONABARABRAN.
(Watchman,)


    Thomas Field, who was committed for trial at the Coonamble Police Court some time ago, was convicted at the Walgett Quarter Sessions of indecent assault on a little girl, and was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment with 25 lashings.

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Thomas Field, Gaol photo sheet 3

SRNSW: NRS2138, [19/9835], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1886, No. 3697, p. 165, R5102.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 3697
10295.86

Date when Portrait was taken: 29-10-1886

Name: Thomas Field

Native place: BC New South Wales

Year of birth: 1861

Arrived       Ship: –
in Colony }   Year: –

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: C of England

Education, degree of: R & Write

Height: 5' 7½"

Weight     On committal: 148
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features:

Where and when tried: Walgett Q.S.
4 Oct 1886

Offence: Indecent assault on a child under 9 years of age.

Sentence: 4 years HL Tamworth Gaol & 20 lashes 19th October

Remarks:

 (No. of Previous Portrait ...  ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

 

 

 

 

Nil

 

 


1   The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thu 7 Oct 1886, pp. 3, 5. Emphasis added.

2   The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Thu 21 Oct 1886, p. 3.

3   SRNSW: NRS2138, [19/9835], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1886, No. 3697, p. 165, R5102.