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Robert Rose, 1883

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The Goulburn Herald, Sat 16 Dec 1882 1

PICTON.


    POLICE COURT.—On Friday last before Messrs JM Antill, RW Antill, G Bradbury, and EW Dobson, a man giving the name of Robert Rose was brought up on the charge of breaking into and stealing several articles of wearing apparel from the dwelling of Mrs Lupton of Morton, Bargo. The articles in question were stolen on the night of the 28th ultimo during the temporary absence of Mrs Lupton in Sydney, and upon information being given to the police next morning, Senior-constable [Francis Z] Moesch set out in pursuit of the robber, whose tracks he followed up to within a short distance of Mittagong, where he arrested Rose and found the stolen property in his swag. Prisoner declined to ask any questions of the witnesses and was committed to take his trial at the next Campbelltown quarter-sessions.

    December 14.

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Robert Rose, Gaol photo sheet 2

SRNSW: NRS2021, [3/6016], Berrima Gaol photographic description book, 1883-1888, No. 227, p. 11, R5093.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 227
1957

Date when Portrait was taken: 14 July 1883

Name: Robert Rose
(aka Robert Lupton)

Native place: England

Year of birth: 1847

Arrived       Ship: British Primrose
in Colony }   Year: 1876

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: Presbyterian

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 7"

Weight     On committal:
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Wart on right shoulder 3 moles on back 2 teeth upper jaw out

 

Where and where tried: Campbelltown
9th February 1883

Offence: Burglary & Larceny

Sentence: 3 years Roads

Remarks:—

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Prisoner states he served a sentence in Auckland

 


 

Richard Collins, 1894

Clerk of the Peace Registers 3

No. Prisoner. Offence. Date of committal.
 108  Richard Collins  Sodomy  13th February 1894
Place of committal. Committed for trial at. When received. When sent. To whom sent.
 Queanbeyan  Braidwood  15th February 1894  16 February 1894  DCP Braidwood


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The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal, Sat 24 Feb 1894 4

BRAIDWOOD CRIMINAL SESSIONS.
Thursday, February 22.
(Before his Honor Judge Fitzhardinge.)

UNNATURAL OFFENCE.

    Richard Collins was charged with having assaulted Patrick Sweeney at Boggy Creek on the 7th instant, and afterwards committed an unnatural offence upon him.

    The prisoner pleaded not guilty and was undefended. The Crown Prosecutor (Mr Walter Bevin) having opened the case, the prosecutor, an old man and very deaf, gave his evidence in the most excited manner. His Honor desired, though he did not direct, the public to leave the Court and every one with one or two exceptions not connected with the business of the Court did so.

    The particulars of the case were of the most filthy character. Boggy Creek, where the offence was alleged to have been committed, is between Queanbeyan and Yass.

    The prosecutor engaged the accused, a man about 40, to cook and do general work about the house, prosecutor being unmarried and living by himself. He went on horseback to Jeir the next morning and senior-constable Laughlin was sent for from Gininderra and went out and arrested accused, who was still at the house.

    William Dunn, storekeeper at Jeir, deposed: Saw Sweeney on the morning of the 8th; he came about half-past 7; he lived 6 miles from his place; he made a complaint to him; he was much knocked about and very weak; lifted him off his horse; witness sent for the police; told the constable what Sweeney told him and they started off to Sweeney’s hut; Sweeney had been in the service of Mr Johnson, the owner of the station, for 13 years.

    John Loughlin, senior-constable police at Ginninderra, stated that from information received he went to Jeir and saw Mr Dunn and Sweeney and then went to Sweeney’s place accompanied by two other men; when they got there saw accused at the garden gate; in answer to questions accused replied that he had been there the previous night and for some time before; then took him in charge and told him the charge, put him on horseback and took him the lockup at Queanbeyan; on the 13th he further explained the charge to him, when he said it was not true and he afterwards made a statement.

    This statement was of a most filthy character and was repeated by accused when he gave evidence in the box.

    The jury retired and brought in a verdict of guilty against the prisoner.

    Prisoner was sentenced to ten years’ penal servitude. His Honor said that before the passing of the Criminal Law Amendment Act the crime which prisoner committed was a capital offence, and he would have been sentenced to death.

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Richard Collins, Gaol photo shee5

SRNSW: NRS2232, [3/5971] , Goulburn Gaol photographic description book, 18 Jul 1893-9 Sep 1896, No. 949, p. 45, R5119.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 949
Goulburn

Date when Portrait was taken: 28th February 1894

Name: Richard Collins
(aka Robert Rose)

Native place: England

Year of birth: 1844

Arrived       Ship: Hydespa
in Colony }   Year: 1880

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Tailor

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 7"

Weight     On committal: 176
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Black

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Scar on left side

 

Where and when tried: Braidwood Q.S.
22nd February 1894

Offence: Buggery

Sentence: 10 years PS
Remarks:

(No. of previous Portrait .. 227 Berrima) as [Robert] Rose

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

 Yass PO

 26

 12

 1893

 Breaking a window in Tramway Office

 21 days Imprisonment

 


1     The Goulburn Herald, Sat 16 Dec 1882, p. 4.

2     SRNSW: NRS2021, [3/6016], Berrima Gaol photographic description book, 1883-1888, No. 227, p. 11, R5093.

3     SRNSW: NRS849, [5/3083], Clerk of the peace registers of criminal depositions received, Nov 1889-Nov 1895, p. 180, R2761.

4     The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal, Sat 24 Feb 1894, p. 2. Emphasis added.

5     SRNSW: NRS2232, [3/5971], Goulburn Gaol photographic description book, 18 Jul 1893-9 Sep 1896, No. 949, p. 45, R5119.