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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 13 May 1911 1

LAW NOTICES.
———
Monday, May 15.
———

QUARTER SESSIONS.

    Arthur Bryant, forgery and uttering; Alexander Sands, forgery and uttering; John Hughes, false pretences; Edward Oliver, embezzlement; May Hughes, larceny.

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The Daily Telegraph, Tue 16 May 1911 2

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.
———
(Before Judge Backhouse and juries.)

    Mr H Harris, Crown prosecutor.

PLEAS OF GUILTY.


    John Hughes pleaded guilty to four charges of obtaining money by false pretences by means of valueless cheques at Manly, and was remanded for sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 16 May 1911 3

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Backhouse and juries.)

PLEADED GUILTY.

    John Hughes pleaded guilty to four charges of obtaining money by false pretences at Manly by means of valueless cheques, and was remanded for sentence.

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The Daily Telegraph, Sat 20 May 1911 4

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.
———
(Before Judge Backhouse.)

    Mr H Harris, appeared for the Crown.

SENTENCES.

    The following sentences were imposed:—John Hughes, obtaining property by false pretences, imprisonment with hard labor in Goulburn Gaol for six months, concurrent with other sentences;

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 20 May 1911 5

SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Backhouse.)

    Mr Herbert Harris was Crown Prosecutor.

SENTENCES.

    John Hughes, for obtaining property by false pretences, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.

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John Hughes, Gaol photo sheet 6

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6077], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1911-1912, No. 11856, p. 6, R5115.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 11856

Date when Portrait was taken: 15-5-1911

Name: John Hughes

Native place: Petersham

Year of birth: 14-12-1869

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R and W

Height: 6' 1"

Weight     On committal: 149
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown to grey

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Small scar centre forehead, mole left thumbMarks or special features: Scar on bridge on nose. Hair thin on top of head. Varicose veins in calf of right leg. Long scar near junction of left thumb.

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC
        wts Ex

Central PC
        wts Ex

Water PC
        wts Ex

Sydney Q.S

28
12

  5
23

14
  2

15

  2
  4

  9
10

  1
  2

  5

1906
1906

1906
1906

1910
1910

1911

Not pay tram fare
 

Travel by tram and not pay fare

Stealing

False pretences (4 charges).

26/- or 7 days HL
 

28/6 or 3 weeks LL.
Paid fine 26-10-1906

£2-2-6 or 7 days HL.
Paid fine 4-2-1910

6 months HL on each charge.
Concurrent

 



John Hughes, 1912


The Daily Telegraph, Thu 5 Dec 1912
7

QUARTER SESSIONS.
——
(Before Judge Murray and a jury.)

    Mr JN Mason prosecuted for the Crown.

FIVE YEARS’ PENAL SERVITUDE.

    John Hughes (43) was convicted on a charge of having committed a serious offence, [bestiality], at Leichhardt, on November 25.

    His Honor said the best thing he could do with the prisoner would be to give him five years’ penal servitude. “Goodness knows,” said his Honor, “how long you will serve; I don’t know. I cannot make any recommendation.”

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Northern Star, Thu 5 Dec 1912 8

JUDGE’S SUGGESTION.
———◦———
RATIONAL LEGISLATION.

Sydney, Wednesday.

    John Hughes was found guilty at Sessions of an offence at Leichhardt, with a recommendation that accused should be mentally examined. His Honor, in imposing a sentence of five years penal servitude, remarked that it was one of those extraordinary cases to meet which rational legislation had been adopted in some of the United States of America, where a surgical operation, said His Honor, is portion of the punishment. If similar legislation had been adopted in this country, as it should have been long ago but for the silly superstition sentimentalism of some people such cases would be rare occurrence, while a service would be done to the offenders to the community at large.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 5 Dec 1912 9

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Murray.)

    Crown Prosecutor, Mr JN Mason.

A SERIOUS CHARGE.

    John Hughes, 43, was arraigned on a serious charge at Sydney on November 25, 1912.

    Accused pleaded not guilty.

    A verdict of guilty was returned by the jury. A recommendation was made that he should be medically examined.

    On imposing a sentence of five years’ penal servitude, and making reference to the jury’s recommendation, his Honor said such a sentence seemed to be the best thing he could do for the prisoner. He did not know how long he would serve, but he would not make any recommendation for remission of any portion of the sentence.

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John Hughes, Gaol photo sheet 10

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6081], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1912-1913, No. 12684, p. 32, R5116.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 12684

Date when Portrait was taken: 4-12-1912

Name: John Hughes

Native place: Petersham

Year of birth: 14-12-1869

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: B.S

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: C. of E.

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 6' 1"

Weight     On committal: 149
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown to grey

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Scar on bridge of nose. Hair thin on top of head. Varicose veins on calf of right leg. Long scar near junction of left thumb.

(No. of previous Portrait .. 11856)

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Water PC

Sydney Q.S.

 

27

  4

  2

12

1912

1912

Expose person.

Attempt to commit bestiality

6 months H.L.

5 years P.S.
Jury recommended that he be
medically examined.

And four previous convictions for which See Photo No. as above

 


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 13 May 1911, p. 11.

2     The Daily Telegraph, Tue 16 May 1911, p. 11.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 16 May 1911, p. 5.

4     The Daily Telegraph, Sat 20 May 1911, p. 22.

5     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 20 May 1911, p. 6.

6     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6077], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1911-1912, No. 11856, p. 6, R5115.

7     The Daily Telegraph, Thu 5 Dec 1912, p. 5.

8     Northern Star (Lismore, NSW), Thu 5 Dec 1912, p. 4.

9     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 5 Dec 1912, p. 4.

10   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6081], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1912-1913, No. 12684, p. 32, R5116.