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Below also see: Arthur Nicholls and Henry Wilson, 1908,
Walter McAuley and Arthur Nicholls, 1909,
Stephen Callaghan and Arthur Nicholls, 1909,
Arthur Nicholls, 1911,
Stanley Williams and Thomas William Childs, 1921
George Phillip Henry Langenbacker and Sidney Nathaniel Donaldson, 1925,
Norman Richards and John Lewis, 1929

 

The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times, Fri 15 Mar 1907 1

NEW SOUTH WALES.
———◦———
(By Telegraph).
————

Sydney, Thursday.

STEALING JEWELLERY.

    A man named Arthur Nicholls [aka Norman Richards] was committed for trial to-day on a charge of breaking and entering a house at Woolloomooloo and stealing therefrom jewellery to the value of £8.

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The Deniliquin Independent, Fri 15 Mar 1907 2

BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.
(From Our Own Correspondent.)

Sydney Thursday, 8 pm.


    Arthur Nicholls has been committed for trial for breaking and entering a house at Woolloomooloo, and stealing jewellery therefrom valued at £8.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 15 Mar 1907 3

POLICE COURTS.
———◦———

COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.


    At the Water Police Court yesterday, before Mr LS Donaldson, SM, Arthur Nicholls, 19, milk carter, was committed for trial to the Quarter Sessions on a charge of having on March 6, broken and entered the dwelling-house of Oscar Bethnel, at Sydney, and stolen therein a quantity of jewellery and money, to the total value of £8.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 5 Apr 1907 4

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Murray.)

SENTENCES.

    Arthur Nicholls, a boy of 15, who was charged with housebreaking, was found guilty on the lesser count of receiving, and was sent to Goulburn gaol for six months.

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Arthur Nicholls, Gaol photo sheet 5

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6072], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1907-1909, No. 10339, p. 41, R5112.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 10339
07:1271 [gaol entry book]

Date when Portrait was taken: 4-4-1907

Name: Arthur Nicholls

Native place: Surry Hills

Year of birth: unknown 1888

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: R. Cath

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 2¾"

Weight     On committal: 120
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Light brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Scar inside right forearm. Scar on left kneecap.

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Sydney Q.S

4

 4

1907

Receiving

6 months H.L.

 


 

Arthur Nicholls and Henry Wilson, 1908


Evening News, Wed 2 Sep 1908
6

SUSPECTED PERSONS.
————

    At the Central Police Court on Tuesday, Arthur Nicholls, 18, a painter, and Henry Wilson, 26, hairdresser, were charged with being suspected persons frequenting a parlor of the Macquarie Hotel, corner of Goulburn and Commonwealth streets, with intent to steal.

    According to the evidence for the prosecution, the accused on August 22 were pulling an American sailor about in a suspcious [sic] manner in a parlor of the hotel. Constable Southwell said the accused frequented hotels in the vicinity of Commonwealth and Goulburn streets, and associated with convicted thieves.

    The accused denied the charge.

    Nicholls was sentenced to four months’ and Wilson to six months’ imprisonment.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 2 Sep 1908 7

POLICE COURTS.
———◦———

EXTENDING THE GLAD HAND.

    Arthur Nicholls, painter, and Henry Wilson, hairdresser, were before the Central Police Court yesterday, charged with being suspected persons. Constables Robins and Southwell happened to look into the parlour of an hotel in Goulburn-street late one night last week. They saw a coloured American man-o’-warsman at a table asleep with both the accused exploring his pockets. They explained that the sailor was a friend of theirs, and that they were trying to wake him up. The sailor, however, stated that he had never seen them before. He also said that he had some money when he left the ship, but there was none on him then. Only 8s was found on one of the accused when searched. Both the accused pleaded not guilty, but could not give a satisfactory explanation. Each had served sentences previously. Nicholls was sentenced to four months’ hard labour, and Wilson to six months.

 


 

Walter McAuley and Arthur Nicholls, 1909


The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 16 Mar 1909
8

POLICE COURTS.
———◦———

ALLEGED ASSAULT AND ROBBERY.

    Walter McAuley, 28, a labourer, and Arthur Nicholls, 19, a painter, were charged at the Central Police Court, yesterday, with assaulting George Atherden Foster, and robbing him of 19s 9d, one tie, and two handkerchiefs, total value £1 1s, at Sydney, on March 5. They were remanded till to-day, bail being fixed in each case at self in £80, and two in £40, or one in £80.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 17 Mar 1909 9

POLICE COURTS.
———◦———

COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.

    Walter McAuley, 28, a labourer, and Arthur Nicholls, 19, a painter, appeared at the Central Police Court on remand yesterday charged with assaulting George Atherden Foster, and robbing him of 19s 9d, one tie, and two handkerchiefs, total value £1 1s, at Sydney, on March 5. Both accused were committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions.

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Evening News, Fri 19 Mar 1909 10

STOLE MONEY AND RAN AWAY.

    Arthur Nicholls, 19, a painter, pleaded guilty at the Water Police Court to a charge of stealing 12s the property of Richard Kerr, and was sentenced to four months’ hard labor.

    Evidence was given that Nicholls was seen running out of Kerr’s shop, at 168 Cumberland-street, Sydney. He was followed, and, o being overtaken, admitted he had taken a small tin, containing the money, from a shelf behind the counter. He offered to return the money, but was given into custody.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 27 Apr 1909 11

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Backhouse.)

ACQUITTED.

    Walter McAuley and Arthur Nicholls, charged with having assaulted and robbed George A Foster of a necktie and handkerchief and 19s, were acquitted.

 


 

Stephen Callaghan and Arthur Nicholls, 1909


Evening News, Tue 31 Aug 1909
12

THE JUDGE’S LITTLE JOKE.
————

    “Be lenient with me,” said a prisoner to a well-known NSW judge. “I have been in gaol awaiting trial, and most of the time I have been in hospital. The gaol doctor can tell you that, your Honor.”

    The Judge: You appear to be in good health at present.”

    The Prisoner: Oh, I think it’s the heart, your Honor. If you pass a long sentence, I’ll never live to serve it.

    The Judge: I won’t be unreasonable. Serve as much as you can.

WOULD-BE HOUSE-BREAKERS
CONVICTED.
————

    Two young men, Stephen Callaghan and Arthur Nicholls, were charged at Darlinghurst Sessions, before Judge Murray, with having, at Ultimo, on June 30, attempted to break and enter the dwelling-house of Ernest James Bibb, with intent to steal.

    The Crown case was that Mr Bibb, a grocer, carrying on business in William Henry-street, Ultimo, locked up his shop at 1 pm on the date in question, and an hour later was about to proceed upstairs, when he heard a noise as of a key being turned in the lock of the door from the outside. Throwing the door openly suddenly, he came face to face with the accused. Nicholls pulled the key out of the lock, and made off. Callaghan walked away, and Bibb followed him, until he met a little girl who knew his name.

    Both accused made statements from the dock, denying any knowledge of the attempt made to enter Bibb’s shop.

    The jury, after a brief retirement, found both accused guilty.

    Callaghan, at his own request, was remanded for sentence, and Nicholls, against whom there were previous convictions, was sentenced to 18 months’ hard labor in Goulburn Gaol.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 31 Aug 1909 13

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Murray and juries.)

    Mr Herbert Harris, Crown Prosecutor.

ATTEMPTED HOUSEBREAKING.

    Stephen Callaghan and Arthur Nicholls, two young men, pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to break and enter the dwelling of James Bibb, with intent to steal, at Sydney, on June 30 last. Mr WM Daley appeared for Callaghan. Nicholls was not defended.

    According to the Crown case, prosecutor is a grocer in William-Henry-street, Ultimo, and closed his shop at 1 o’clock on June 30, the day being Wednesday. About an hour later he heard a noise as of a key being turned in the lock of his front door, and suddenly throwing it open he came face to face with Nicholls. Prosecutor took the key from him, but Nicholls snatched it back again, and ran away. Callaghan was standing on the pavement near by. Both accused made statements from the dick denying any connection with the offence charged, and evidence was called on behalf of Callaghan to show that at the time stated he was at home drunk.

    Both accused were found guilty. Callaghan was remanded for sentence, to enable him to bring certificates as to character. Nicholls was ordered to serve 18 months with hard labour in Goulburn Gaol.

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Evening News, Mon 6 Sep 1909 14

PRISONER’S PROMISE TO THE
JUDGE.
————

    Stephen Callaghan, a young man, who had been found guilty of an attempt to break and enter the dwelling-house of Ernest James Bibb, Ultimo, on June 30, with intent to steal, was brought up for sentence at Darlinghurst Sessions this afternoon. It was not Callaghan’s first appearance in a court.

    His Honor (Judge Murray) said there was no doubt all the trouble the prisoner had got into had been the result of drink. He hoped he would give up his drinking habits, and lead a better life.

    Callaghan, who was sentenced to six months’ hard labor in Goulburn Gaol, promised his Honor that he would turn over a new leaf.

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Stephen Callaghan, Gaol photo sheet 15

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6015A], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1909-1910, No. 11090, p. 2, R5113.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 11090

Date when Portrait was taken: 31-8-1909

Name: Stephen Callaghan
(aka Stephen Pantlon, James Froston)

Native place: Sydney

Year of birth: 24-4-1887

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: R.C.

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 8¾"

Weight     On committal: 163
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Minus two teeth top and one tooth lower jaw. Cross above two flags above two pierced hearts and “ILL” alongside on outside left upper arm. “IL.VIOLET” and faint horses head on outside left forearm, pierced heart on inside left forearm. Faint shield and two flags outside right upper arm. Outline of man, two crosses and anchor interwoven inside right forearm “SC” outside right forearm. Five scars on left kneecap. Three scars on right kneecap. Scar right shin

(No. of previous Portrait .. 10558)

CONVICTIONS

Convicted with Arthur Nicholls

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC

ditto

Sydney Q.S

Sydney Q.S

  7

22

30

13

  4

  6

  8

12

1909

1909

1909

1909

Assault

Indecent language

Attempt to break and enter a
dwelling house with intent to steal

Maliciously wounding

£4-8-0 or 1 month HL.
Paid fine 1-5-1909

£2 or 1 months HL.
Paid fine 25-6-1909

6 months HL

12 months HL.
Concurrent with sentence serving

And 11 previous convictions for which see Photo No. as above


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Arthur Nicholls, Gaol photo sheet 16

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6074], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1909-1910, No. 11079, p. 211, R5113.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 11079

Date when Portrait was taken: 31-8-1909

Name: Arthur Nicholls

Native place: Sydney

Year of birth: 22-4-1890

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Painter

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: 5' 5"

Height: 120

Weight     On committal:
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Light brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Scar inside right forearm. Scar on left kneecap

(No. of previous Portrait .. 10339)

CONVICTIONS

Convicted with Stephen Callaghan

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Water PC

ditto 

ditto

Sydney Q.S

13

  1

19

30

12

  9

  3

  8

1907

1908

1909

1909

Stealing

Suspected person

Stealing

Attempt to break and enter
dwelling house with intent to steal

3 months HL

4 months HL

4 months HL

18 months HL

And 1 previous conviction for which see Photo No. as above

 


 

Arthur Nicholls, 1911

The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 19 Jan 1911 17

POLICE COURTS.
———◦———

“PEST OF SOCIETY.”

    Arthur Nicholls, 21, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday at the Central Police Court to a charge of stealing from the person of Nellie Heslin, a peggy bag containing cash and other property, valued in all at £3 10s, on December 28.

    Mrs Heslin said that she was walking along Elizabeth-street, subsequent to leaving the Oddfellows’ Temple, at 9.30 pm, when accused snatched the bag she was carrying, and made off. The bag contained 5s in cash. Witness said that she could not see the accused’s face, but had no hesitation in stating that he was the man who snatched her bag. Accused’s defence was an alibi. He said he was at Manly during the day, but could not satisfactorily account for his whereabouts at the time the offence was committed. The bag, minus the money, was found in a yard in Riley-street. Nicholls admitted certain convictions, which were read out. These included sentences for stealing, attempted housebreaking, etc.

    at the conclusion of the case Sergeant Mankey told the magistrate that the accused was one of the pests of society, who, in the interest of the public, should really never be at large.

    Mr Smithers (to accused): You are one of those men who are better in gaol than out of it. You have had plenty of opportunities of reforming, but you repeat your offences from time to time.

    Nicholls was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, cumulative with a sentence now being served.

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Arthur Nicholls, Gaol photo sheet 18

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6076], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1910-1911, No. 11666, p. 18, R5114.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 11666

Date when Portrait was taken: 18/1/1911

Name: Arthur Nicholls

Native place: Surry Hills

Year of birth: 28-2-1889

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Painter

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 3½"

Weight     On committal: 121
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Scar on inside right forearm. Scar on left kneecap

(No. of previous Portrait .. 10339, 11079)

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC
ditto

13
17

1
1

1911
1911

Stealing from the person
ditto

3 months H.L.
6 months H.L.  |  Accumulative
9 months in all

And 5 previous convictions for which see Photo No. as above

 


 

Stanley Williams and Thomas William Childs, 1921


The Northern Daily Leader, Fri 6 May 1921
19

ALLEGED BLACKMAIL.
————
BURNING OF A LAUNCH.
————
Accused Found Guilty.

Sydney, Thursday.

    The hearing of the case in which Stanley Williams and Thomas William Childs were charged with alleged blackmail, was concluded at Darlinghurst Quarter Sessions.

    Denton Rees, sailor, said he bought the launch originally for £440. If afterwards became the property of a partnership, which consisted of himself, Coleman and Stephens. Witness said that in October Coleman spoke to him about the launch, saying it was not worth the money, and that the best thing would be to settle her and run her on the rocks at Hawkesbury, or put a fire stick inside her.

    In answer to a question by the Crown Prosecutor, witness said that on the Monday subsequent to the fire he and Coleman were on their way to the insurance office, when Coleman remarked: “We made a bad job of it. Another chap and myself went on board and burnt the boat.”

    The Crown Prosecutor: But you didn’t mind taking your share of the insurance?

    Witness: What was the use of my making a noise?

    The Crown Prosecutor: According to your story, you knew the two accused had been arrested for attempted blackmail. You knew that was so. You allege that Coleman was a criminal on his own admission, yet you never made any move till now to save two innocent men from being sent to gaol.

    Witness: It is because they are innocent I am here to-day. Coleman should be in the dock.

    The Crown Prosecutor: If you knew things were wrong, why didn’t you inform the insurance company, and do the decent thing?

    Witness: I was not going out of my way to do that.

    Captain Coleman, re-called, denied that he had any conversation with Rees of the nature set out. Witness made no suggestion about scuttling the boat in October. The launch was not insured until February this year.

    The jury, after a brief retirement, retuned into court, when the foreman asked the judge if they had power to implicate any other person by returning a rider to that effect.

    Acting Judge Flannery: Your duty is to pronounce on the indictment only.

    The foreman: But we have power to add a rider.

    The judge: Only with respect of the subject of the indictment.

    The jury again retired, and after a few minutes’ absence returned a verdict of guilty against both accused, and recommended them to mercy on the ground that they were not the master minds.

    Sentence was deferred.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 6 May 1921 20

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Backhouse.)

    Mr Norman Rowland, Crown Prosecutor.

(Before Acting Judge Flannery.)

    Mr WT Coyle, KC, Crown Prosecutor.

ATTEMPTED BLACKMAIL.

    Stanley Williams and Thomas William Childs were charged with having on March 11 demanded with menace from Percy George Coleman the sum of £100, with intent to steal that amount.

    Mr WD McMahon appeared for both accused, who pleaded not guilty.

    In the Crown case it was stated that after a fire on the steam launch Elite, which was moored at Rose Bay, the two accused saw Captain Coleman, one of the owners of the launch. It was alleged that after demanding £100 as hush money the accused threatened that if Captain Coleman refused to do as he was asked they would inform the insurance company that he was on board the launch shortly before the mysterious fire broke out.

    The jury found both accused guilty, but recommended them to mercy on the ground that that they might have been the tools of others. The two men were remanded for sentence.

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Stanley Williams, Gaol photo sheet 21

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6105], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 9 Oct 1920-14 May 1921, No. 17864, p. 418.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 17864

Date when Portrait was taken: 9-5-1921

Name: Stanley Williams

Native place: Balmain NSW

Year of birth: 7-11-1890

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Carter or Fisherman

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 3"

Weight     On committal: 149
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Hazel

Marks or special features: Anchor on outside left upper arm. Tattoo spot on back of left hand below middle finger. Scar on back of neck

(No. of previous Portrait .. 11019)

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Sydney Q.S

5

5

1921

Demanding money with menaces

6 months H.L.

And 1 previous conviction for which see Photo No. as above

 


 

George Phillip Henry Langenbacker and Sidney Nathaniel Donaldson, 1925


The Northern Daily Leader, Wed 3 Jun 1925
22

[TAMWORTH] QUARTER SESSIONS.
————
CASES AT TAMWORTH.
————
Sentences Imposed.
————

    The Court of Quarter Sessions was resumed at Tamworth yesterday before his Honor, Judge Mocatta, Mr WA Bourne again carried out the duties of Deputy Sheriff.

BREAKING AND ENTERING.
————
Two Men Charged.
————

    Two man, George Phillip Henry Langenbacker and Sidney Nathenial [sic] Donaldson, were charged with having broken and entered the shop of Roy Hagan and another at Barraba on February 25, and with having stolen tobacco and about £3 in money.

    Donaldson pleaded guilty, and Langenbaker [sic] not guilty. Mr RJ O’Halloran appeared for the latter.

    Evidence was taken in the case against Langenbaker.

    Constable Harding, of Barraba, stated that at about 10 pm on February 25, in consequence of information he received, he went to the rear of the premises occupied by Rose and Hagan, which adjoined the Royal Hotel. One of the windows had been forced. He entered by the window and walked through the shop. On coming on to the footpath he saw the accused Donaldson standing on the corner of the street. After making an examination of the shop witness sent for Mr Hagan. Some time after he questioned Donaldson and subsequently Langenbaker was arrested and questioned by Sergeant Grimes. Langenbaker said he had been playing billiards at the room where he was marker until after 10 pm. Witness gave evidence that he had seen the billiard room in darkness earlier in the evening. He produced about 30/- in silver which had been taken from the accused when he was arrested.

    Roy Joseph Hagan, a stationer and tobacconist, said that when he left his shop at about 7.30 it had been locked up. When he returned later that night he found that an entrance had been forced and about £3 had been taken from the cash box.

    William John Tempest, a postal assistant at Barraba, said he was boarding at the Royal Hotel. On the night of February 25 on looking out of his bedroom window he had seen two men at the window of Rose and Hangan’s shop. Later he heard a rasping sound and saw one of the men climb through the window. He had then gone to Constable Harding.

    Sidney Nathenial Donalds on, the other accused in the case, admitted to Mr Browning that his correct name was Stanley Williams. He said that he went to the billiard room on the night of February 25 and was talking to Langenbaker. They agreed to do the job and had done it. Langenbaker had forced the window and witness had entered first, but returned and Langenbaker had gone in because witness did not know the run of the shop. Langenbaker had returned with part of the cash box with money in it. Witness had got 8/11 of the money and he did not know where the other had gone.

    To Mr O’Halloran: Witness said he had twice been convicted. In 1908 he had been sentenced to ten years for manslaughter, and in 1921 to six months for attempting to obtain money under menaces. It was not his object in giving this evidence to obtain the sympathy of the judge.

    His Honor said he would have to tell the jury that it would be dangerous to convict on the evidence of an accomplice unless it was corroborated.

    Mr Browning argued that there was corroboration.

    This concluded the Crown case. Mr O’Halloran said that no evidence would be called for the defence. He would leave the case to the jury.

    After a short retirement the jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the accused [Langenbacker] was discharged.

    Donaldson, or Williams, whom the judge remarked, was obviously a man of bad character, was sentenced to twelve months’ hard labor from February 25, from which date he had been in custody awaiting his trial.

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Sidney Nathaniel Donaldson, Gaol photo sheet 23

SRNSW: NRS2327, [3/5991], Maitland Gaol photographic description book, 1875-1930, No. 1937, p. 156, R5132.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 1937
Maitland

Date when Portrait was taken: 3 July 1925

Name: Sidney Nathaniel Donaldson

Native place: Balmain

Year of birth: 7-11-1890

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: Presbyterian

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 1⅝"

Weight     On committal: 145
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Spot back of left hand. Large round scar on back of neck. Mole on left cheek. Mole left side of abdomen. Two round brown scars on both shins. Scar on right knee cap. Scar on point of left big toe.

(No. of previous Portrait .. 11019, 17864)

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Sydney GD

Sydney Q.S

Tamworth Q.S
 

Central PC

11

  5

  2

31

6

5

6

7

1909

1921

1925

1928

Manslaughter 

Demanding money with menaces

Break enter & steal

Expose person

10 years P.S.

6 months H.L.

12 months H.L.
to date from 25-2-1925

6 months HL

 


 

Norman Richards and John Lewis, 1929

The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 20 Feb 1929 24

LAW NOTICES.
———
Wednesday, February 20.

QUARTER SESSIONS.

    No. 1 Court.—Nicola Truda, false pretences; Charles Newman, assault a girl under the age of 16 years and commit an act of indecency.

    No 2 Court.—Edward Ford, manslaughter; John Lewis and Norman Richards, attempt to break and enter with intent to steal.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 21 Feb 1929 25

QUARTER SESSIONS.
No. 1 COURT.
(Before Acting Judge Rowland.)
Crown Prosecutor, Mr VH Treatt.

No. 2 COURT.
(Before Judge Curlewis.)

    Senior Crown Prosecutor, Mr LJ McKean.

ATTEMPTED SHOP BREAKING.

    John Lewis, 36, salesman, and Norman Richards, 33, rigger, were both charged with having attempted to break and enter the shop of Woodhill and Co, Limited, at Kurrajong, on January 10, with intent to steal.

    Both of the men were convicted. Lewis was sentenced to two years’ hard labour, and Richards to fours years’ penal servitude. Among Richards previous convictions was one of manslaughter, for which he had been sentenced to ten years’ penal servitude.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 16 Mar 1929 26

COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEAL.
(Before the Acting Chief Justice (Mr Justice
Ferguson), Mr Justice James, and Mr
Justice Campbell.)

    Mr Weigall, KC, appeared for the Crown.

SENTENCE REDUCED.

Rex v. Richardson and Lewis.

    Norman Richardson [sic] and John Lewis were tried before Judge Curlewis at Sydney Quarter Sessions in February last, on a charge of attempting to break and enter a shop at Kurrajong, with intent to steal. Both were found guilty and sentenced, Richardson to 4 years and Lewis to 2 years’ imprisonment. After reading the evidence and examining the records of the accused, the Court confirmed Richardson’s sentence, but, on account of his previous good character, reduced the term of imprisonment in Lewis’s case to one year, to date from January 22.

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Norman Richards, Gaol photo sheet 27

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6123], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 8 Nov 1928-21 Mar 1929, No. 23632, p. 357. Emphasis added.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 23632

Date when Portrait was taken: 21-2-1929

Name: Norman Richards
(aka Sidney Nathaniel Donaldson, Stanley Williams)

Native place: Balmain

Year of birth: 7-11-1890

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: Presbyterian

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 1⅝"

Weight     On committal: 145
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Spot on back of left hand. Large round scar on back of neck. Moles on left cheek & on left side of abdomen. Two round brown scars on both shins. Scars on right kneecap & on point of left big toe

(No. of previous Portrait .. 11079, 17864, 1937 Maitland)

CONVICTIONS

Convicted with John Lewis

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC

Sydney Q.S

Court of Criminal
Appeal

31

20

15

7

2

3

1928

1929

1929

Expose person 

Attempt to break and enter with
intent to steal

Appeal dismissed conviction affirmed

6 months HL

4 years P.S.
to date from 22-1-1929

And 3 previous convictions for which See Photo Nos. as above

 
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John Lewis, Gaol photo sheet 28

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6123], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 8 Nov 1928-21 Mar 1929, No. 23631, p. 356.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 23631

Date when Portrait was taken: 21-2-1929

Name: John Lewis
(aka John Leo Thomas)

Native place: Victoria

Year of birth: 4-1-1892

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Salesman

Religion: R. C.

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 8⅞"

Weight     On committal: 140
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Black

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Nil

(No. of previous Portrait … )

CONVICTIONS

Convicted with Norman Richards

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC

Sydney Q.S


Court of Criminal
Appeal

Central PC


Sydney Q.S

Central PC

19

  2


15

26


  3

21

  6

  2


  3

12


  2

  3

1928

1929


1929

1929


1930

1931

Stealing

Attempt to break and enter with
intent to steal

Appeal dismissed but sentence reduced
to 12 months HL to date from 22-1-1929

Stealing


Conviction affirmed sentence to
date from 31-12-1929

Stealing

£2 or 14 days HL (Paid fine)

2 years HL.
To date from 22-1-1929
Appealed 21-2-1929

 


3 months HL
Appealed 27-12-1929
Appeal withdrawn 31-12-1929

 


3 months HL

 


1     The Border Morning Mail and Riverina Times, (Albury, NSW), Fri 15 Mar 1907, p. 3.

2     The Deniliquin Independent,(Deniliquin, NSW) Fri 15 Mar 1907, p. 2.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 15 Mar 1907, p. 4.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 5 Apr 1907, p. 4.

5     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6072], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1907-1909, No. 10339, p. 41, R5112.

6     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 2 Sep 1908, p. 2.

7     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 2 Sep 1908, p. 10.

8     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 16 Mar 1909, p. 4.

9     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 17 Mar 1909, p. 7.

10   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Fri 19 Mar 1909, p. 3.

11   The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 27 Apr 1909, p. 4.

12   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Tue 31 Aug 1909, p. 2.

13   The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 31 Aug 1909, p. 4.

14   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Mon 9 Sep 1909, p. 5.

15   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6015A], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1909-1910, No. 11090, p. 2, R5113.

16   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6074], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1909-1910, No. 11079, p. 211, R5113.

17   The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 19 Jan 1911, p. 6.

18   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6076], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1910-1911, No. 11666, p. 18, R5114.

19   The Northern Daily Leader, Fri 6 May 1921, p. 2. Emphasis added.

20   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 6 May 1921, p. 6.

21   SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6105, State Penitentiary photographic description book, 9 Oct 1920-14 May 1921, No. 17864, p. 418.

22   The Northern Daily Leader, Wed 3 Jun 1925, p. 3. Emphasis added.

23   SRNSW: NRS2327, [3/5991], Maitland Gaol photographic description book, 1875-1930, No. 1937, p. 156, R5132.

24   The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 20 Feb 1929, p. 11. Emphasis added.

25   The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 21 Feb 1929, p. 8.

26   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 16 Mar 1929, p. 14.

27   SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6123], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 8 Nov 1928-21 Mar 1929, No. 23632, p. 357. Emphasis added.

28   SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6123], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 8 Nov 1928-21 Mar 1929, No. 23631, p. 356.