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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 3 Dec 1890 1

POLICE.
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    At the WATER POLICE COURT Mr Benjamin Lee, SM, presided.

    On a charge of lewdness, Thomas Anstey was committed to take his trial at the next sittings of the Quarter Sessions.

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The Daily Telegraph, Thu 18 Dec 1890 2

QUARTER SESSIONS.
Wednesday, December 17.
(Before Judge Backhouse.)

    Mr WL Merewether prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

INDECENT EXPOSURE.

    Thomas Austey [aka Thomas Anstey], an elderly man, was found guilty of indecent exposure in Forbes-st, with a strong recommendation to mercy on account of his previous good character, and was remanded for sentence. The offence took place on the balcony of the prisoner’s lodgings. Accused was defended by Mr JM Curtis.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 18 Dec 1890 3

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

    Mr WL Merewether appeared for the Crown.

LEWDNESS.

    Thomas Anstey, a respectable looking, middle-aged man, was charged with lewdness in a public place. He pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr JM Curtis. The jury, after a short retirement, brought in a verdict of guilty, with a recommendation to mercy on account of previous good character. He was remanded for sentence.

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The Daily Telegraph, Fri 19 Dec 1890 4

QUARTER SESSIONS.
Thursday, December 18.
(Before Judge Backhouse.)

    Mr WL Merewether prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

SENTENCE.

    The following sentence was passed:—Thomas Austey, indecent exposure, six months’ hard labor, to be under doctor’s particular observation.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 19 Dec 1890 5

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
THURSDAY.
(Before his Honor Judge BACKHOUSE.)

    Mr WL Merewether prosecuted for the Crown.

SENTENCE.

Thomas Anstey, found guilty on the previous day on a charge of lewdness in a public place, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment with hard labour.

 


1   The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 3 Dec 1890, p. 5.

2   The Daily Telegraph, Thu 18 Dec 1890, p. 3.

3   The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 18 Dec 1890, p. 4.

4   The Daily Telegraph, Fri 19 Dec 1890, p. 3.

5   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 19 Dec 1890, p. 7.