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The Cowra Free Press and Canowindra, Goolagong, Cargo, Grenfell and Young General Advertiser, Thu 9 Mar 1899 1

[COWRA] POLICE COURT.
———

Saturday.
Before the Police Magistrate.

    Elfrida Nathan pleaded guilty to drunkenness and was discharged with a caution.

Monday.
Before the Police Magistrate.

    John Perry (a brute in human form) pleaded guilty to two charges of wilful indecency in view of sundry respectable little girls in Bridge-street.

    His worship very properly sentenced the fiend to six months’ imprisonment in Bathurst gaol for each offence, the sentences to be cumulative, and expressed regret that it was not within his power to order a severe flogging in addition.

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Cowra Guardian and Lachlan Agricultural Recorder, Sat 11 Mar 1899 2

POLICE COURT.
———
Saturday.
(Before Mr Byrnes, PM.)

    Elfrida Nathan pleaded guilty to drunkenness and discharged with a caution.

Monday.
(Before the Police Magistrate.)

    John Perry pleaded guilty to two charges of indecency in Bridge-street.

    Accused was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in Bathurst gaol for each offence, the sentences to be cumulative.

    William Harrison Green, pleaded guilty to having used an unregistered brand at Upper Kangarooby on February 22nd. Fined £5 and costs 4s 10d to be recovered b levy and distress. The accused having confessed he had no goods to levy on was sent to gaol for a month.

    Police v. P Walsh. Cutting timber without a license. Fined 10s and costs 4s 10d.

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John Perry, Gaol photo sheet 3

SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/13073], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 1277, p. 47, R5090.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 1277
Bathurst 

Date when Portrait was taken: c. 1899

Name: John Perry
(aka John Andrews, Sydney Parsons)

Native place: England and also native of Newcastle, NSW

Year of birth: 1870

Arrived       Ship: Cathcart
in Colony }   Year: 1877

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 9"

Weight     On committal: 176
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Dark

Colour of eyes: Blue


Marks or special features: Goddess of Liberty on chest. Faith hope & Charity left muscle. Naked woman with font on stool right muscle. Cross flags bust of woman, star & clasped hands & wreath right fore arm. Star back left hand. “Rule Britannia”, Faith hope and charity left forearm & woman’s leg. Two rings on 2 fingers of each hand. Large nose. 2 moles left cheek. Left thumb contracted. Large scar crown of head.

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Cowra PC

 

6

 3

1899

Wilful and obscene exposure (2 charges)

6 months HL on each charge. Accum.
Discharged from Bathurst 19-1-1900

 


1     The Cowra Free Press and Canowindra, Goolagong, Cargo, Grenfell and Young General Advertiser, Thu 9 Mar 1899, p. 3. Emphasis added.

2     Cowra Guardian and Lachlan Agricultural Recorder, Sat 11 Mar 1899, p. 9. Emphasis added.

3     SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/13073], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 1277, p. 47, R5090.