The Cootamundra Herald, Wed 4 Mar 1896 1
[COOTAMUNDRA] QUARTER SESSIONS.
BEFORE his Honor Judge Forbes. Mr EP Barnes, JP, Deputy Sheriff, was present.
The Crown Prosecutor was Mr H Mason, and he was the only barrister present.
Thomas Bailey was charged with having committed the above offence at Wyalong.
George Brown, a bootmaker, gave evidence of a disgusting nature, unfit for publication. He informed the police.
Witness was cross-examined by Mr Coonan.
Dr Grieves described his examination of Brown.
Thomas Byron, a miner, gave evidence to the effect that prisoner stayed at his place on the night in question.
Frank Mitchell gave evidence to the effect that prisoner stayed all night in the tent which was occupied by Byron and himself.
Constable [Archibald] Ivory gave evidence as to the information and arrest.
To Mr Coonan: witness said Brown was known as “The Rabbit” and was a great “boozer;” that he was very drunk on the night in question.
Prisoner [Thomas Bailey] offered a statement enclosed in an envelope; but his Honor ruled that it
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must be a verbal statement. He made a verbal statement to the effect that Brown was always pestering him for money.
Mr Coonan addressed the jury and made a strong appeal on behalf of his client.
Mr Harris addressed the jury.
His Honor summed up.
The summing up was against the prisoner.
The jury retired at 3.40; and, after deliberation returned with a verdict of guilty. Sentence, 2 years.
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Evening News, Wed 4 Mar 1895 2
Thomas Bailey received two years’ penal servitude for committing an unnatural offence at Wyalong.
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Thomas Bailey, Gaol photo sheet 3
Gaol Photo Sheet - Transcribed Details
Date when Portrait was taken: 25th March 1896
Name: Thomas Bailey
Native place: Marengo NSW
Year of birth: 1863
Trade or occupation
Religion: C of E
Education, degree of: R & W
Height: 5' 4¼"
Weight On committal: 142 lbs
Colour of hair: Black
Colour of eyes: Brown
(No. of previous Portrait ... )
|Where and When||Offence.||Sentence|
2 years H.L.
1 The Cootamundra Herald, Wed 4 Mar 1896, pp. 3, 5. Emphasis added.
2 Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 4 Mar 1895, p. 5.
3 SRNSW: NRS2232, [3/5971], Goulburn Gaol photographic description book, 18 Jul 1893-9 Sep 1896, No. 1078, p. 176, R5119.