Manilla Express, Sat 10 Oct 1908 1
NEWS AND NOTES.
Hugh O’Brien was, on Wednesday morning sentenced to three months’ imprisonment in Tamworth gaol for insufficient means of support. Mr FS Mackenzie sat on the Bench.—
On Thursday morning, before Messrs FS Mackenzie and AC Veness, JsP, Albert [aka Alfred] Stokes (a stranger) was charged with having committed a shocking offence [bestiality with a mare] in the Court House Hotel stables at 2 am. After the evidence of the arresting constable (Constable Morgan) and others, the accused was committed to stand his trial at the next Tamworth Circuit Court.
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The Tamworth News and Liverpool Plains and Gwydir Districts’ Advertiser, Wed 14 Oct 1908 2
Tuesday, October 13, 1908.
(Before His Honor Mr Justice Sly.)
Mr E Jones, PM, occupied a position on the Bench as Deputy Sheriff. Mr D Wilson was Judge’s Associate.
Mr James Foster, of Woolomin, was excused from serving on the jury.
George Bartholomew Gidley King applied on behalf of himself and his two sons, George and Euston, to be excused. Being sworn, Mr King deposed that he and Euston were very busy over the proposed resumption; George was over the shed at Goonoo Goonoo.
His Honor: But this Court will only last for three days.
Witness: We have a number of valuers on the estate, and we are very busy.
His Honor: Every juryman would like to be excused; I must be satisfied that your case with the crown may be injured.
Witness: It was a lengthy business; the enquiry was expected to come on about the middle of next month. With regard to his son Gidley, there was no one on Goonoo Goonoo to represent the Company.
His Honor: I excuse George McArthur, but not yourself or Euston.
ALLEGED UNNATURAL OFFENCE.
Alfred Stokes was charged with committing an unnatural offence, and pleaded guilty to an attempt to commit the same. The plea was accepted by the Crown, and accused was sentenced to be imprisoned in Maitland Gaol for three months.
This concluded the Criminal Court.
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Alfred Stokes, Gaol photo sheet 3
Gaol Photo Sheet - Transcribed Details
Date when Portrait was taken: 20-10-1908
Name: Alfred Stokes
Native place: Sydney
Year of birth: 5-8-1883
Trade or occupation
Religion: Rom Catholic
Education, degree of: R&W
Height: 5' 9⅝"
Weight On committal: 145
Colour of hair: Fair
Colour of eyes: Blue
Marks or special features: Minus all teeth top jaw, wears plate with full set of false teeth top jaw. Three vaccine marks outside left upper arm +REEMEET+ inside left forearm. Jockey and horseshoes inside right forearm, two moles on left cheek mole high up right side of forehead varicoceles in testicles
(No. of previous Portrait ... )
|Where and When||Offence.||Sentence|
Attempt to commit bestiality
3 months HL
1 Manilla Express, Sat 10 Oct 1908, p. 6. Emphasis added.
2 The Tamworth News and Liverpool Plains and Gwydir Districts’ Advertiser, Wed 14 Oct 1908, p. 2.
3 SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6073], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1907-1909, No. 10808, p. 137, R5112.