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1912, John Salmon - Unfit For Publication
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The Daily Telegraph, Thu 9 May 1912 1

QUARTER SESSIONS.
———
(Before Judge Murray and juries).

    Mr H Harris prosecuted for the Crown.

REMANDED FOR SENTENCE.

    John Salmon, a middle-aged man, was found guilty of lewdness, and was remanded for sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 9 May 1912 2

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before his Honor Judge Murray.)

    Mr JN Mason, Crown Prosecutor.

SERIOUS MISCONDUCT.

    John Salmon was convicted of serious misconduct, to which he pleaded not guilty. Evidence was given that he was very drunk at the time of the offence, and that he had not been quite right in the head since an accident, 3 and unable to take drink, even in the most moderate degree. The prisoner was remanded for sentence.

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The Daily Telegraph, Fri 10 May 1912 4

QUARTER SESSIONS.
———
(Before His Honor Judge Murray.)

    Mr H Harris prosecuted for the Crown.

SENTENCE.

    John Salmon, who had been convicted of lewdness, was sentenced to imprisonment with hard labor in Goulburn Gaol for 18 months.
His Honor said the only thing to do with accused was to give him a sentence which would give him an opportunity to cure himself of his intemperate habits. Something must be done to put a check to his disgraceful career. His Honor added a recommendation that the Executive should grant the prisoner a remission or conditional release if considered safe and proper, after he had served a term of three months, and provided his conduct in gaol had been exemplary.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 10 May 1912 5

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before his Honor Judge Murray.)

    Mr Herbert Harris, Crown Prosecutor.

SENTENCE FOR LEWDNESS.

    John Salmon, who had previously been convicted of lewdness, was brought up for sentence. His Honor said that it was obvious, taking into consideration the prisoner’s previous behaviour, that he could be nothing but a drag upon his unfortunate family. The best thing for him would be a sentence which would give him an opportunity of curing himself of his intemperate habits. He would therefore sentence him to 12 months’ imprisonment with hard labour in Goulburn Gaol, with a recommendation that if at the end of three months his behaviour warranted it, and if the Executive Council considered it safe and proper to do so, he should be granted a remission or conditional release.

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John Salmon, Gaol photo sheet 6

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6079], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1911-1912, No. 12367, p. 121, R5115.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 12367

Date when Portrait was taken: 8-5-1912

Name: John Salmon

Native place: Sydney

Year of birth: 23-2-1868

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: B.S

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Clerk

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 4⅜"

Weight     On committal: 136
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Mole outside bend of left arm, left side of face paralysed, operation scar for hernia right groin

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Balmain PC

Central PC

Water PC

Water PC

Central PC

Central PC

Sydney Q.S

Central PC

ditto

ditto

ditto

14

28

27

10

25

11

8

6

27

25

30

9

3

2

10

2

4

5

4

5

9

10

1897

1901

1905

1905

1907

1912

1912

1915

1922

1922

1925

Drunk

Drunk and disorderly

Embezzlement

Assault

Assault Constable – two charges

Indecent language

Lewdness

Travel by rail and not pay fare

Assault Constable

Assault female

Drunk

10/- or 2 days confinement

10/- or 3 days confinement

£5-9-0 or 2 months HL

£2 or 21 days H.L

2 months HL
on each charge concurrent

£3 or 1 month H.L.

12 months H.L.

10/- or 48 hours HL

£5-3-6 or 1 months HL

Sureties or 3 months HL

£2-3-6 or 14 days HL

 


1     The Daily Telegraph, Thu 9 May 1912, p. 6.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 9 May 1912, p. 5.

3     Possibly this is the accident referred to, see: The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 15 Dec 1911, p. 6.

4     The Daily Telegraph, Fri 10 May 1912, p. 5.

5     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 10 May 1912, p. 5.

6     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6079], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1911-1912, No. 12367, p. 121, R5115. Emphasis added.