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Adam Henry Black and Alfred James Black, 1879

Below also see: Henry Black and Alfred Black, 1888,
Charles H Warren, Paul Caulfield, Alfred Black, William Smith, 1889,
Alfred James Black, 1890

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 16 Jan 1879 1

POLICE.
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    At the CENTRAL POLICE COURT, yesterday, Adam Henry Black, 11, and Alfred James Black, 9, were brought before the Bench (Messrs Renwick, Hughes, Callaghan, and W Fowler assisting the Police Magistrate) by constable McKee, who charged them, under the Industrial Schools Act , with having been found, at 11 o’clock last night, sleeping in the open air. Constable Sproule deposed that many times within eighteen months past he has seen these boys wandering about the streets, both late at night and early in the morning, and once took them into custody under the Industrial Schools Act. Maria Black deposed that her husband is a labourer in the employ of the Corporation, and that the boys before the Court are her children; she once begged the elder boy off; he left home on Tuesday morning to sell newspapers, but did not return; they are not in the habit of sleeping out; she has no control over the elder boy. Adam was ordered to be sent on board the Vernon; Alfred was discharged to his mother.

 


 

Henry Black and Alfred Black, 1888

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 20 Jan 1888 2

POLICE.
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    Mr Johnson, SM, dealt with the Charge business at the CENTRAL POLICE COURT yesterday.

    Henry Black and Alfred Black were sentenced respectively to six months and three months’ hard labour for having been found on the roof of the Corporation Stores, Brickfield Hill, with the intent to commit a felony.

 


 

Charles H Warren, Paul Caulfield, Alfred Black, William Smith, 1889

 

The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 13 Mar 1889 3

POLICE.
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    Mr AM Fisher, SM, presided in the Charge Division of the WATER POLICE COURT. Mr GWF Addison, SM, dealt with the business in the Summons Division.

    Four young men, named respectively Charles H Warren, Paul Caulfield, Alfred Black, and William Smith, appeared in answer to a charge of stealing from a barge at the Clarence and Richmond Wharf, Sussex-street, a quantity of rope, value £5, the property of Alfred Whetton, residing at 92, Cumberland-street. The prisoners, in their defence, alleged that they had fished the rope up from the bottom of the water in Waterview Bay. Mr Fisher said the defence was an improbable one; there was not the faintest doubt whatever that they had stolen the rope. He sentenced each of them to a month’s imprisonment, with hard labour.

 


 

Alfred James Black, 1890

 

Evening News, Fri 17 Jan 1890 4

SECOND EDITION.
————
BREVITIES.
————


    At the Central Police Court to-day Alfred James Black was committed for trial on a charge of having committed a capital offence.

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The Daily Telegraph, Sat 18 Jan 1890 5

POLICE.

    At the Central Court yesterday, before Mr [Arthur Money] Fisher, SM.

    Alfred James Black was charged with committing an offence upon a boy of 10 years, and was committed to take his trial at the next Central Criminal Court to be held on February 17.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 18 Jan 1890 6

POLICE.
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    Captain Fisher, SM presided at the CENTRAL POLICE COURT yesterday.

    Alfred James Black was charged with having committed an assault on a little boy named John Francis Dowling, 10 years of age. Accused was committed for trial at the next CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT to be held on the 17th proximo. Bail was refused.

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Depositions for Alfred James Black 17 Feb 1890 Sydney trial 7

(M., 11 and 12 Vict., Cap. 42.)

Depositions of Witnesses.

New South Wales, City of Sydney
To Wit.                                        }

The examination of Robert Hendon of the Police Force of the Colony of New South Wales, Constable, John Francis Dowling of Sydney infant, William Augustus West of Sydney medical practitioner, Lesley Gordon Davidson of Sydney medical practitioner and Mary Dowling of Sydney in the said Colony, widow taken on oath this seventeenth day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty ninety at Sydney in the Colony aforesaid, before the undersigned one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said Colony, in the presence and hearing of Alfred James Black who is charged this day before me for that he the said Alfred James Black on or about the month of September 1889 at Sydney in the said Colony, did commit the abominable crime of buggery with one John Francis Dowling

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Alfred James Black
Buggery

     Remanded till Monday next.
Sydney 6 January 90.
[Signed] C[ornelius] Delohery, PM

    Remanded till Thursday next, bail refused.
Sydney 13 January 1890.
[Initialled] A[rthur] M[oney] F[isher], SM.

    Remanded till tomorrow.
Sydney 16 January 1890.
[Initialled] AMF, SM.

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    Constable Robert Hendon sworn states:–

    About 6.45 pm on 5th instant I arrested prisoner by virtue of the warrant produced which I afterwards read to him. He replied “I am innocent of that crime.”
[Signed] Robert Hendon.
Sworn at Sydney 17th January of 1890.
[Signed] A Money Fisher, SM.

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    John Francis Dowling sworn states:-

    I am ten years of age and reside with my mother at number 10 Ada Lane. I know the prisoner. I saw him at an empty house of Goodlett’s at the foot of Murray Street, Pyrmont. He said to me “Come up into the house.” I went with him. There was nobody else in the house. He laid me on the floor, took my trousers down and got on top of me. He took his trousers

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down too. I lay on my belly and he lay on top of me. He (tickled ?) my bottom. I felt him hurting me. He put his diddle in my bottom. He said while he was doing it that if I sang out he would hit me. When he had done it he told me to put up my trousers and go away. I do not know how long ago that happened. I was taken to the doctor about a month ago. I did not tell anyone about it

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it pained me for about a month after. I had known him some months. I saw him after this happened and he said nothing to me about it.

    By Mr Stewart: I had known him for about three months before that and had spoken to him several times. I have not been told what to say this morning. I told my mother about it when I was going to the hospital.

[Signed] John Francis (his X mark) Dowling.

Sworn at Sydney 17th January 1890.
[Signed] A Money Fisher, SM.

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Sydney Hospital, first so named 1881, Macquarie Street, Sydney. Photo ID: SRNSW 4346_a020_a020000212.jpg
Sydney Hospital, first so named 1881, Macquarie Street, Sydney.
Photo ID: SRNSW 4346_a020_a020000212.jpg

    William Augustus West sworn states:–

    I am a duly qualified medical practitioner residing at The Glebe. I know the last witness. I saw him on 27 ultimo as an outdoor patient of the Sydney Hospital. I examined him and found him to be suffering from syphilitic condylomata about the anus. I questioned his mother. From my examination I came to the conclusion that

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the abominable crime of sodomy had been committed upon the boy.

[Signed] WA West.

Sworn at Sydney 17 January 1890.
[Signed] A Money Fisher, SM.

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    Lesley Gordon Davidson sworn states:–

    I am a duly qualified medical practitioner and a Resident Medical Officer at the Sydney Hospital. I know the boy Dowling. He was admitted to the hospital on (28th December) 28 ultimo. He was then suffering from secondary syphilis. He had a sore throat, patches on the tongue and condylomata about the anus. I cannot say how the thing disease was contracted. A person

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suffering from syphilis and committing the crime of sodomy upon the boy might bring about such a result.

[Signed] LG Davidson

Sworn at Sydney 17th January 1890.
[Signed] A Money Fisher, SM.

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    Mary Dowling sworn states:–

    I am a widow and the mother of the boy Dowling. I reside at 10 Ada Lane. About the end of August last I found him covered in pimples and asked him what was the matter with him. He did not tell me and I did not discover till the last witness told me.

    By Mr Stewart: I laid the information two days after I found out what was the

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matter with him.

[Signed] Mary Dowling.

Sworn at Sydney 17th January 1890.
[Signed] A Money Fisher, SM.

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(N., 11 & 12 Vic., Cap. 42.)

Statement of the Accused. 

New South Wales, City of Sydney
TO WIT.                                        }

Alfred James Black stands charged before the undersigned, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the Colony aforesaid, this 17th day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety for that he, the said Alfred James Black on or about the month of September 1889 at Sydney, in the said Colony, did commit the abominable crime of buggery with one John Francis Dowling and the examination of all the witnesses on the part of the prosecution having been completed, and the depositions taken against the accused having been caused to be read to him by me, the said Justice, (by/or) before whom such examination has been so completed; and I, the said Justice, having also stated to the accused and given him clearly to understand that he has nothing to hope from any promise of favour, and nothing to fear from any threat which may have been holden out to him to induce him to make any admission or confession of his guilt, but that whatever he shall say may be given in evidence against him upon his trial, notwithstanding such promise or threat; and the said charge being read to the said Alfred James Black, and the witnesses for the prosecution being severally examined in his presence, the said Alfred James Black is now addressed by me as follows:– “Having heard the evidence, do you wish to say anything in answer to the charge? You are not obliged to say anything unless you desire to do so; but whatever you say will be taken down in writing and may be given in evidence against you upon your trial;” whereupon the said Alfred James Black saith as follows:– “I reserve my defence.”

Taken before me, at Sydney, in the said Colony, the day and year first above mentioned.
[Signed] A Money Fisher, SM.

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Regina
versus
Alfred James Black

Offence – buggery.

    The accused stands committed to take trial at the next Court of Gaol Delivery to be holden at Sydney, on the 17th day of February 1890. Bail allowed the accused in £ and two sureties in £ each, or one in £ refused.

[Signed] A Money Fisher, SM.
Dated at Central Police Office, Sydney this seventeenth day of January AD 1890.

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Information – (General Purposes.)

No. 84

New South Wales,
TO WIT.                    }

Be it remembered, that on this 30th day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine at Sydney in the Colony of New South Wales, Mary Dowling of 10 Ada Lane Sydney appeared before me, the undersigned, one of Her Majesty’s Justices duly assigned to keep the Peace of Our Lady the Queen in and for the Colony of New South Wales, from information received and which he believes to be true and on oath informs me, that about the month of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine at Sydney aforesaid Alfred Black did commit the abominable crime of buggery with one John Francis Dowling then aged 10 years contrary to the Act in such case made and provided; whereupon the said Mary Dowling prays that I, the said Justice, will proceed in the premises according to law, and issue my warrant to arrest the said Alfred Black.

[Signed] Mary (her X mark) Dowling.

Sworn at Sydney in the said Colony, on the day first above written, before me.
[Signed] Chas Redgrave, JP.

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11 & 12 Vic. c. 42.

(V.)

Warrant to Apprehend a Person Charged with an Indictable Offence.

To Mr Superintendent Read and, a Constable in the Police Force for the Colony of New South Wales, and to all other Constables in said Force.
Whereas Alfred Black of Sydney, in the said Colony, hath this day been charge upon oath before the undersigned, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said Colony of New South Wales, for that he, about the month of September last, at Sydney, in the said Colony, did commit the abominable crime of buggery with one John Francis Dowling then aged ten years.

These are therefore the command you, in Her Majesty’s Name, forthwith to apprehend the said Alfred Black and to bring him before me or some other of Her Majesty’ Justices of the Peace in and for the said Colony, to answer unto the said charge, and to be further dealt with according to law. Given under my hand and seal, this 30th day of December, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine, at Sydney in the Colony aforesaid.
[Signed] Chas Redgrave, JP.

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(O. 1, 11 & 12 Vic., Cap. 42.)

Recognizance to give Evidence.

New South Wales,
TO WIT.                    }

Be it remembered, that on the seventeenth day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety Robert Hendon Constable of the Police Force, Mary Dowling of 10 Ada Lane in the Colony of New South Wales, widow personally came before the undersigned, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the Colony of New South Wales, and acknowledged themselves to owe Our Sovereign Lady the Queen the sum of

FORTY POUNDS EACH,

of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be made and levied on their Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the use of our said Lady the Queen, her Heirs and Successors, if they the said before mentioned persons shall fail in the condition indorsed.

[Signed] Robert Hendon, Mary (her X mark) Dowling. 

Taken and acknowledged, the day and year first above mentioned, at Sydney in the said Colony, before me.
[Signed] Chas Redgrave, JP.

The Condition of the within written Recognizance is such, that whereas Alfred James Black was this day charged before A Money Fisher Esquire, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said Colony, with buggery. If therefore, they the before mentioned persons shall appear at the next Court of Gaol Delivery to be holden at Darlinghurst, in and for the Colony of New South Wales, on the 17th day of February next at nine of the clock in the forenoon, and then and there give such evidence as they know, upon an information to be then and there preferred against the said Alfred James Black for the offence aforesaid, to the jurors who shall pass upon the trial of the said Alfred James Black.

The said Recognizance to be void, or else to stand in full force and virtue.
[Signed] Chas Redgrave, JP.

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(O. 1, 11 & 12 Vic., Cap. 42.)

Recognizance to give Evidence.

New South Wales,
TO WIT.                    }

Be it remembered, that on the seventeenth day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety Mary Dowling of 10 Ada Lane in the Colony of New South Wales, widow, personally came before the undersigned, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said Colony of New South Wales, and acknowledged herself to owe Our Sovereign Lady the Queen the sum of

FORTY POUNDS

of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be made and levied on their Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the use of our said Lady the Queen, her Heirs and Successors, if John Francis Dowling shall fail in the condition indorsed.

[Signed] Mary (her X mark) Dowling.

Taken and acknowledged, the day and year fist above mentioned, at Sydney in the said Colony, before me.
[Signed] Chas Redgrave, JP.

The Condition of the within written Recognizance is such, that whereas Alfred James Black was this day charged before A Money Fisher Esquire [one] Her Majesties Justices of the Peace for the said Colony, with buggery. If therefore, he the before mentioned person shall appear at the next Court of Gaol Delivery to be holden at Darlinghurst in and for the Colony of New South Wales, on the 17th day of February next, at nine of the clock in the forenoon, and then and there give such evidence as he knows, upon an information to be then and there preferred against the said Alfred James Black for the offence aforesaid, to the jurors who shall pass upon the trial of the said Alfred James Black.

Then the said Recognizance to be void, or else to stand in full force and virtue.
[Signed] Chas Redgrave, JP.

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(O. 1, 11 & 12 Vic., Cap. 42.)

Recognizance to give Evidence.

New South Wales,
TO WIT.                    }

Be it remembered, that on the 18th day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety William Augustus West of Glebe in the Colony of New South Wales, medical practitioner personally came before the undersigned, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the Colony of New South Wales, and acknowledged himself to owe to Our Sovereign Lady the Queen the sum of

FORTY POUNDS

of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be made and levied on his Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the use of our said Lady the Queen, her Heirs and Successors, if he the said before mentioned person shall fail in the condition indorsed.

[Signed] WA West.

Taken and acknowledged, the day and year first above mentioned, at Sydney in the said Colony, before me.
[Signed] Chas Redgrave, JP.

The Condition of the within written Recognizance is such, that whereas Alfred James Black was this day charged before A Money Fisher Esquire, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said Colony, with buggery.

If therefore, they the before mentioned persons shall appear at the next Court of Gaol Delivery to be holden at Darlinghurst in and for the Colony of New South Wales, on the seventeenth day of February next, at nine of the clock in the forenoon, and then and there give such evidence as he knows upon an information to be then and there preferred against the said Alfred James Black for the offence aforesaid, to the jurors who shall pass upon the trial of the said Alfred James Black.

Then the said Recognizance to be void, or else to stand in full force and virtue.
[Signed] Chas Redgrave, JP.

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Pyrmont Police Station
20th January 1890

George Read, Police Superintendent

Re: Alfred James Black – Buggery

    8 Constable Robert Hendon respectfully reports to his Superintendent that having been informed that Dr Violette Medical Officer of Parramatta Gaol had treated the prisoner for venereal disease during December perhaps the Crown Solicitor would issue a subpoena for his attendance at Circuit Court also for a boy named Edward Lang who did not attend at Police Court. This boy can prove having seen the prisoner on several occasions in company of the boy on whom the offence was committed. (Black) having told the Constable when arrested that he did not know the boy.

[Signed] R[obert] Hendon, Constable.

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Memorandum

Sydney Gaol
3 February 1890

Inspector of Police
    Prisoner Alfred Black has been under treatment since the 8th January last suffering from venereal warts on penis

[Signed] M[aurice] J O’Connor, Visiting Surgeon

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Memo

No. 1 Station
3 February 1890

George Read, Police Superintendent

Re Alfred James Black

    9 The prisoner on being charged gave his age as 20 years.

    On 28th October last [1889] he received a sentence of 2 months imprisonment in Parramatta Gaol and whilst there the police have been informed that he was placed under treatment for venereal disease, first being attended by Dr Franklin and afterwards by Dr Violette the Medical Officer of the gaol.
[Signed] J[ohn] Bell, Sub-Inspector.

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GV Mocatta, Attorney General’s Department
Sydney, 25 January 1890

 

Captain Fisher, SM

Sir
    Referring to the case Reg v James Black, who was committed by you to take his trial at the next Central Circuit Court on a charge of buggery. I am to inform you, by the direction of the Attorney General, that there is nothing upon the depositions submitted in this case to show who the prisoner is or to indicate his age, this I am desired to state, should be ascertained.

    The Attorney General also considers that the accused should have been examined by a medical man, and that this should now be done, to ascertain, if possible, whether the prisoner is suffering from the effects of syphilis.

    I have th honour to be Sir, your most obedient Servant.
[Signed] GV Mocatta. For the Secretary.

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No. 139

George H Hyem, Police Sub-Inspector
Darlinghurst Court House
3 February 1890

George Read, Police Superintendent

  Sir
    I beg to report that I have seen Dr O’Connor at Darlinghurst Gaol respecting prisoner Alfred James Black referred to in attached papers and he gave me the attached certificate. 
    The doctor knows nothing about Black’s treatment at Parramatta Gaol.
    N Stapleton dispenser at the gaol says Black was treated for syphilis between 19 March and 8 April 1889.
[Signed] GH Hyem, Sub-Inspector.

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Robert Sheatfield,
Police Station, Parramatta
10 February 1890

Robert Latimer, Police Sub-Inspector, Parramatta

    10 First Constable Robert Sheatfield respectfully begs to state for the information of his superior officer re Alfred James Black’s case, the Constable saw Dr Violette on the 10th instant who states when served with subpoena he informed the Constable that he knew nothing about the case, but since then he has referred to notes made at the time and finds he did attend and treat Black and will be in attendance at Court. The gaol records also show that Dr Franklin attended and treated Black for catarrh. Dr Franklin still resides at Little Bay.
[Signed] R Sheatfield, First Constable.

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William Miller,
Police Station, Parramatta
4 February 1890

Robert Latimer, Police Sub-Inspector, Parramatta

    11 Constable William Miller, No. 5187 respectfully begs to report for the information of Sub-Inspector Latimer re Edward Lang.

    The Constable has made strict enquiry at George Street and Macquarie Street asylums, also at District Hospital and St Joseph’s Hospital, besides making other enquiries and can find no trace of the above named Edward Lang.
[Signed] W Miller, Constable.

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    Dr Franklin of Little Bay Hospital is said to have attended the prisoner Alfred James Black at Parramatta Gaol, and knows the facts of the case for which Dr Violette states, he knows nothing.
[Signed] R Latimer, Sub-Inspector.
4/1/90

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[On the depositions’ cover sheet is the following]

Central Criminal Court
Sydney
17th February 1890
AG’s No. 10
Depositions.
CS’s No. 10
Regina
v.
Alfred James Black
Sodomy
See within [initialled] GBS [George Bowen Simpson] AG 24/1/90
Committed at: Sydney
on: 17th January 1890

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Sec 59, 60 & 319 & 374 as finding for attempt.
1. Buggery
2. Indecent assault upon a male person.
[signed] GB Simpson AG 24/1/90

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Justice MH Stephen’s notebook  12

45

[Central Criminal Court, Sydney, Monday 17 Feb 1890]

Alfred James Black.
1.  Buggery
2.  Indecent assault.
Plea not guilty

    Robert Hendon. Constable. I arrested prisoner, charged him with committing the abominable crime of buggery with a boy named John Francis Dowling – he said I am innocent of that – I arrested him on 5 January last.

    Mary Dowling. Widow – live at Pyrmont – John Francis is my son, 11 years old next August. I don’t know prisoner. End of August last my son came home very sick – I had been away from him a fortnight in service – he cried. He was full of little spots on his bottom – I took him to Dr West a month ago – he got worse before I took him.

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    John Francis Dowling. 10 years old. I saw prisoner at an old house near Goodlet’s – no one living there – he asked me to come up in the house – he took me into a room & locked the door on me – he told me to take down his trowsers – I did take them down – he laid me on my belly … got on top of me & put his diddle in my bottom – His trowsers were unbuttoned – I saw his person – it hurt me – he said if I cried he’d beat me – told me to get up – he opened the door & let me go away – he did not give me anything. I felt pain – in my bottom – my mother took me afterwards to Dr West – it was 2 months before that prisoner did this – I had known prisoner about a month – he lived in

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Murray Street.

    Cross-examined. I am certain it was you.

    William Augustus West. Duly legally qualified practitioner. He was brought to me at the Sydney Hospital branch in Regent – on 27 December last. I found him suffering from secondary syphilis – there must have been a primary sore (in his body) – which would might have been caused by a man attempting to have connection with him – the mere contact. Difficult to say how long it would take to develop … early symptoms – boy in a dreadful state – A man with syphilis (?) in December may have had it in August – if in August he may have it in December.

    W[illiam] B[radley] Violette. Duly legally qualified medical practitioner. – medical officer Parramatta Gaol … on 24 December last I saw accused – he was suffering

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from secondary syphilis – he had been suffering for 3 months to 2 years – contact with a man’s body suffering from syphilis would commence it if there was any abrasion – violent penetration of the anus would commence it … the slightest abrasion would cause it.

Guilty on 1st count

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Tuesday – 18 February ’90
Alfred Black
WPC     12/3/89     Stealing    1 month hard labor
CPC      28/10/89   Vagrancy  2 months hard labor
5 years penal servitude.

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The Daily Telegraph, Tue 18 Feb 1890 13

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.

    The business of the court for February was commenced yesterday before Mr Justice Stephen, with Mr PJ Healey as Crown Prosecutor.

    Alfred James Black (22) was found guilty of having committed a similar crime [an unnatural offence]. It was shown that the offence was committed in August or September last in an empty house at Pyrmont.

    [Prisoner was] remanded for sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 18 Feb 1890 14

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.–
MONDAY.
(Before his Honor Mr Justice Stephen and juries.)

    The February sittings of the Central Criminal Court were opened to-day. Mr PJ Healy prosecuted for the Crown.

REVOLTING CRIMES.


    Alfred James Black was charged with committing an [unnatural] offence upon John Francis Dowling, a boy of 10 years of age, in the month of September, 1880. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was remanded for sentence.

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The Daily Telegraph, Wed 19 Feb 1890 15

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18.
(Before Mr Justice Stephen.)

    Mr PJ Healy prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

SENTENCES.

    Alfred Jas. Black, found guilty of an indecent assault at Pyrmont, was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 19 Feb 1890 16

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
Monday.
(Before his Honor Mr Justice Stephen and juries.)

    Mr PJ Healy prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

SENTENCES.

    Alfred James Black, who on the previous day was found guilty of an offence on a boy, was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude.

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Alfred J Black, Gaol photo sheet 17

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6051], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1889-1890, No. 4653, p.160, R5103.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 4653

Date when Portrait was taken: 18 January 1890

Name: Alfred J Black

Native place: Sydney

Year of birth: 1872

Arrived       Ship: –
in Colony }   Year: –

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction      } Laborer

Religion: RC

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 5½"

Weight     On committal: 138
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Fair

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Dented scar over left eye, hairy mole on left cheek, low down.

Where and when tried: Sydney GD
17th February 1890

Offence: Buggery

Sentence: 5 years P.S.

Remarks:

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

CPC

WPC

CPC

16

12

28

  1

  3

10

1888

1888

1889

Found by night on premises with
intent to commit a felony

Stealing

Vagrancy


3 months HL.

3 months C

2 months HL.

 

 


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 16 Jan 1879, p. 3.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 20 Jan 1888, p. 3.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 13 Mar 1889, p. 11. Emphasis added.

4     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Fri 17 Jan 1890, p. 5.

5     The Daily Telegraph, Sat 18 Jan 1890, p. 10.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 18 Jan 1890, p. 8.

7     SRNSW: NRS880, [9/6785], Supreme Court, Papers and depositions, Sydney, Feb 1890, No. 10. Emphasis added.

8     Mn: Forwarded to the Inspector General of Police. The Crown Solicitor may deem it advisable to issue Subpoena for the attendance of these persons as witnesses. [Signed] G Read, Inspec. 20/1/90. Subpoenas issued for Dr Violette & Land. [initialled] EHW 3/2/90

9     Mn: Forwarded for Chas Redgrave’s information [signed] G Read, Inspec. 3/2/90. For Captain Fisher’s information. 3.2.90

10   Mn: Forwarded to Mr Supt Ryeland [signed] R Latimer Sub Insp 10/2/90

11   Mn: Forwarded to Mr Supt Ryeland [signed] R Latimer Sub Insp 4/2/90

12   SRNSW: NRS7704, [2/7131], Judiciary, MH Stephen, J. Notebooks Criminal, 1886-1904, pp. 45-8, 55. Emphasis added.

13   The Daily Telegraph, Tue 18 Feb 1890, p. 3.

14   The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 18 Feb 1890, p. 4.

15   The Daily Telegraph, Wed 19 Feb 1890, p. 3.

16   The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 19 Feb 1890, p. 11.

17   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6051], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1889-1890, No. 4653, p.160, R5103.