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1896, George Hutchinson - Unfit For Publication
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Forbes and Parkes Gazette, Fri 30 Oct 1896 1

FORBES POLICE COURT.
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Thursday, October 29th, 1896.
(Before Dr F Calder and AJ Baldock, Esq, JsP.)

George Hutchinson, 1897. SRNSW: NRS1998 [3/5960], Photo: SRNSW.
George Hutchinson, 1897. SRNSW:
NRS1998 [3/5960], Photo: SRNSW.

    George Hutchinson (labourer) was charged with indecently assaulting two boys [George Smith, 11 and Walter Paterson, 8] on Sunday last.

    Evidence as to the arrest of accused having been given by Constable Stanley, he was remanded till Friday (to-day) for the production of further evidence.

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Forbes and Parkes Gazette, Tue 3 Nov 1896 2

FORBES POLICE COURT.
——•——
Friday, October 30th, 1896.
(Before Mr C St Baker and Dr McDonnell, JsP.)

    George Hutchinson, on remand, was charged with indecently assaulting two boys.

    After hearing evidence—which was of such a nature that the Bench decided to hear it with closed doors—the prisoner was committed to stand his trial at the next Court of Quarter Sessions to be holden at Forbes on 1st December next.

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Forbes and Parkes Gazette, Fri 4 Dec 1896 3

QUARTER SESSIONS.
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Tuesday, December 1st., 1896.
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(Before His Honor Judge Docker.)

    Mr Murray Crown Prosecutor.

INDECENT EXPOSURE.

    George Hutchinson (stranger) charged with indecent exposure at Forbes on 25th October last, pleaded not guilty.

    The evidence taken in this case was of a most revolting nature and totally unfit for publication.
His Honor summed up very strongly against prisoner who had no defence whatever to offer, and the jury after a retirement of only five minutes, returned into Court with a verdict of guilty.

    Prisoner was remanded for sentence.

SENTENCES.


    George Hutchinson, indecent exposure. His Honor said I am sorry that owing to the charge which is laid against you and of which you have been found guilty, I am unable to order that you be whipped, were I able I certainly should give it you. The sentence of the Court is that you be imprisoned for two years with hard labor in Bathurst gaol.

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George Hutchinson, 
Gaol photo sheet
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SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/5960], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 1166, p. 19, R5085.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 1166
Bathurst

Date when Portrait was taken: 4.3.1897

Name: George Hutchinson

Native place: England

Year of birth: 1861

Arrived       Ship: Ormuz
in Colony }   Year: 1889

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Tinsmith

Religion: C of England

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 5½"

Weight     On committal: 154
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue


Marks or special features: Nose has been broken, little finger right hand broken, and right knee broken, scar on left breast

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Forbes Q.S

1

 12

1896

Indecent exposure

2 years HL

 


1     Forbes and Parkes Gazette, Fri 30 Oct 1896, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2     Forbes and Parkes Gazette, Tue 3 Nov 1896, p. 2.

3     Forbes and Parkes Gazette, Fri 4 Dec 1896, pp. 2, 3.

4     SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/5960], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 1166, p. 19, R5085.