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Below also see: Cecil Robert Dobbs and Harry West, 1926 – Indecent assault,
Cecil Robert Dobbs, 1930,
Cecil Robert Dobbs, 1931,
Dobbs v Dobbs, 1933, Dobbs v Dobbs, 1934 – Divorce

 

Theodore Fortey, c. 1915. Photo: courtesy Australian War Memorial
Theodore Fortey, c. 1915.
Photo: courtesy Australian War Memorial

The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 18 Nov 1913 1

STOLE A BICYCLE.

    Theodore Fortey, 16, was charged at the North Sydney Police Court on Monday, before Mr Clarke, SM, with stealing a bicycle, valued at 30s, the property of Alexander Malone. He pleaded guilty, and Malone, who is a telegraph messenger, said that he left his bicycle outside the shop in Pitt-street, and when he came out he missed it. Defendant was fined £3, or a month’s hard labour.

    There was a second charge against the same lad of stealing a bicycle lamp, valued at 7s 6d, the property of WF Bennett. Bennett said that the bicycle was left outside Dr Studdy’s, and when he returned he missed the lamp. He pleaded guilty, and was fined £2, or a month’s hard labour.

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The Daily Telegraph, Sat 31 Oct 1914 2

LAW NOTICES.
————
Saturday, October 31.
————

    Solicitors are reminded that today is the last day for registration of offices.

————
Monday, November 2.

QUARTER SESSIONS.

    List of cases for trial:—

    Theodore Fortey 3 and Cecil Robert Dobbs, breaking, entering, and stealing (three charges, and larceny;

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 31 Oct 1914 4

LAW NOTICES.
———
Monday, November 2.
———

QUARTER SESSIONS.

    The following is a list of cases for trial at the Quarter Sessions, which open at Darlinghurst on Monday:—

    Theodore Fortey and Cecil Robert Dobbs, breaking, entering, and stealing (three charges), and larceny;

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The Daily Telegraph, Sat 7 Nov 1914 5

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

    Mr RJ Browning, Crown Prosecutor.

PRISONERS SENTENCED.

    Sentences were imposed upon prisoners who had either admitted their guilt or been convicted:—

    Cecil Robert Dobbs, breaking, entering, attempted breaking and entering, and stealing (five counts), 12 months hard labor in Goulburn gaol on each charge, terms to be concurrent; Theodore Fortey, breaking and entering, attempted breaking and entering, and theft (five charges), 12 months with hard labor in Goulburn gaol on each charge, concurrent;

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 7 Nov 1914 6

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Rogers and Juries.)

    Mr RJ Browning, Crown Prosecutor.

SENTENCES.

    The following prisoners, who had either been convicted, or had pleaded guilty to the charges set against their names, were sentenced:—

    Cecil Robert Dobbs, breaking and entering and stealing (five charges), 12 months, with hard labour, in Goulburn Gaol, on each charge, concurrent; Theodore Fortey, breaking and entering (five charges), and stealing, 12 months, with hard labour, in Goulburn Gaol on each charge, concurrent;

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Theodore Fortey, Gaol photo sheet 7

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6087], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 3 Sep 1914-31 Dec 1914, No. 13959, p. 118.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 13959

Date when Portrait was taken: 3-11-1914

Name: Theodore Fortey

Native place: Parkes NSW

Year of birth: 11-10-1897

Arrived       Ship: –
in Colony }   Year: –

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Clerk

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 10⅝"

Weight     On committal: 142 lbs
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Dark Brown

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Nil

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Convicted with Cecil Robert Dobbs

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

North Sydney PC
ditto

Sydney Q.S

14
14

  2

11
11

11

1913
1913

1914

Stealing
Stealing

1) Break and enter a warehouse
and steal therein (3 charges).
2) Stealing
3) Attempt to break and enter a
warehouse with intent to steal therein.

£3 or 1 month HL
£2 or 1 month HL  |  Concurrent
Paid fines at Court

12 months HL on each charge,
concurrent


 
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Cecil Robert Dobbs, Gaol photo sheet 8

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6087], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 3 Sep 1914-31 Dec 1914, No. 13972, p. 132.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 13972

Date when Portrait was taken: 7-11-1914

Name: Cecil Robert Dobbs

Native place: Wyalong

Year of birth: 24-9-1897

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Pastry cook

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 6¼"

Weight     On committal: 134 lbs
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Female bust outside right forearm

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Convicted with Theodore Fortey

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

Sydney Q.S

2

11

1914

1) Break and enter a warehouse and steal therein (3 charges).
2) Stealing
3) Attempt to break and enter a warehouse with intent to steal therein.

12 months HL on each charge,
concurrent


 



Cecil Robert Dobbs and Harry West
, 1926


The Daily Telegraph, Fri 4 Jun 1926
9

TWO MEN CONVICTED
———

    Harry West (42), cook, was charged at the Quarter Sessions, before Judge Cohen, with a serious offence, and Cecil Robert Dobbs (29), hod-carrier, was charged with aiding and abetting West.

    Mr Studdert (instructed by Mr FA Finn) appeared for West, and Mr LC Elliott was for Dobbs. Both accused were convicted, and were each sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment. In the case of West, his Honor said that, if definite arrangements were made, to the satisfaction of the Attorney-General, that he would leave the Commonwealth, he would recommend his release on license.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 4 Jun 1926 10

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Cohen.)

    Crown Prosecutor, Mr LJ McKean.

INDECENT ASSAULT.

    Harry West, 42, cook, was charged with indecently assaulting Cecil Robert Dobbs, 29, hod-carrier, at Sydney on May 8, and the latter was charged with aiding and abetting.

    Mr Studdert (instructed by Mr FA Finn) appeared for West, and Mr Leo C Elliott for Dobbs.

    Both accused were convicted, and each sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, with hard labour. In the case of West, his Honor said that if definite arrangements, to the satisfaction of the Attorney-General, were made that West would leave the Commonwealth, his release on license would be recommended.

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Cecil Robert Dobbs, Gaol photo sheet 11

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6117], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 2 Jun 1926-19 Nov 1926, No. 21658, p. –.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 21658

Date when Portrait was taken: 4-6-1926

Name: Cecil Robert Dobbs

Native place: Wyalong

Year of birth: 24-9-1897

Arrived       Ship: BS
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Pastry cook

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 8¾"

Weight     On committal: 176
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Pugilist outside both upper arms. Female bust outside right forearm

(No. of previous Portrait .. 13972)

CONVICTIONS

Convicted with Harry West

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

Newtown PC

Newtown PC

Sydney Q.S



Childrens Court
        Sydney exd

Redfern PC

CLC & Redfern

23

27

 3



21
23

22

6

1

1

6



1
6

1

2

1926

1926

1926



1931
1931

1940

1940

Steal

Have unlicensed Pistol in possession 

Aid & abet the commission of the
offence of indecent assault on a
male person

Not pay costs


Indecent behaviour

Expose person

Docket      40/149

£3 or 21 days HL.

£2 or 14 days HL.

12 months HL


33/- or 14 days HL


£2 or 4 days HL

£4 or 8 days HL

 

 
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Harry West, Gaol photo sheet 12

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6117], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 2 Jun 1926-19 Nov 1926, No. 21661, p. –.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 21661

Date when Portrait was taken: 4-6-1926

Name: Harry West

Native place: Switzerland

Year of birth: 30-3-1883

Arrived       Ship: Bendigo
in Colony }   Year: 1926

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Cook

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W 7

Height: 5' 6⅝"

Weight     On committal: 148
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Flesh moles on left cheek , on left nostril right side of mouth & over left eyebrow. Operation scars on right side of back, low down on throat, & on right groin

(No. of previous Portrait ... )

CONVICTIONS

Convicted with Cecil Robert Dobbs

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

Sydney Q.S

3

6

1926

Indecent assault on a male person

12 months HL from 12-5-1926.

His Honor said “If definite arrangements are made to the satisfaction of the Attorney General that accused will leave the Commonwealth I will recommend his release on license for this purpose.” 

 


 

WJ Kessell, NSW Under Secretary of Justice letter to Boarding Inspector 10 Jan 1927 13

10th January, 1927.

F26/8101.

Dear Sir,

    I am directed by the Minister of Justice to inform you that at Sydney Quarter Sessions on 3rd June, 1926, prisoner Harry West, was convicted on indecently assaulting a male person and sentenced to 12 months hard labour to date from 12th May, 1926, and, as his case falls within the terms of Section 8A of the Federal Immigration Act , 1901-1924, to ask that consideration be given to the question of his deportation. He is eligible for discharge from prison on 11h February, 1927.

    I am to add that West states he arrived at Fremantle (WA) on or about the 24th January, 1926 by the SS “Bendigo”, and disembarked at Sydney on 11th February, 1926.

Yours faithfully,
[signed] W[illiam] J[ames] Kessell
Under Secretary of Justice.

    Boarding Inspector
    [the following is hand written and signed] (J Seeley ?) 11-1-27

The Boarding Inspector
    The name Harry West does not appear on the SS Bendigo passenger list of 14-2-26.
    A Henry Wust a native of Switzerland aged 42 and described as a Wheat Farmer is shown as having arrived by the Steamer.

[signed] R Friend
12-1-27

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WH Barkley, NSW Collector of Customs, letter to Secretary, Home & Territories Department, Mel 14 Jan 1927

KB.

14th January, 1927.

C’27/315

MEMORANDUM:

    I forward herewith a copy of a communication from the Under Secretary of Justice respecting Harry West, who was convicted on a criminal charge on the 3rd June, 1926, and sentenced to twelve months imprisonment.

    A person Named Henry Wust, who it is presumed is identical with the aforementioned, arrived at this port per the ss “Bendigo” on the 14th February, 1926. He is described on the passenger list of that vessel as a native of Switzerland, 42 years of age, and a wheat farmer by occupation.

    Will the Secretary kindly advise in due course as to action desired.

[signed] WH Barkley,
Collector of Customs, NSW.

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FJ Quinlan, Assistant Secretary, Home & Territories Department, Mel letter to NSW Collector of Customs 27 Jan 1927

Commonwealth of Australia

Melbourne. 27th January, 1927.

UE
27/1149

    The Collector of Customs,

        SYDNEY, NSW.

    With reference to your memorandum of the 14th January, C’27/315, I forward herewith Ministerial Orders for the deportation from the Commonwealth of Henry West.

    Kindly call upon the Shipping Company to provide a passage for West under Section 13A of the Immigration Act.

[signed] FJ Quinlan
Assistant Secretary.

Boarding Inspector
    Papers to you 11/1
[hand written and signed] (J Seeley ?) 21-1-27

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FJ Quinlan, Assistant Secretary, Home & Territories Department, Mel letter to NSW Collector of Customs 28 Jan 1927

Commonwealth of Australia

Melbourne. 28th January, 1927.

ELB
27/1149

    The Collector of Customs,

         SYDNEY, NSW.

    With reference to my memorandum of 27-1-27, forwarding Orders for the deportation of Henry West, kindly advise me of the name of the vessel by which he will sail immediately arrangements have been made for his deportation.

[signed] FJ Quinlan
Assistant Secretary.

Boarding Inspector
     Papers to you today
[hand written and signed] (J Seeley ?) 31-1-27

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WH Barkley, NSW Collector of Customs, letter to Gilchrist, Watt & Sanderson Ltd, Syd 1 Feb 1927

1st February, 1927.

KB.
C’27/995

Dear Sir:

    I am in receipt of information from the Secretary, Home and Territories Department, Melbourne, to the effect that Henry West or Wust, who arrived at this port as a passenger per the ss “Bendigo” on the 14th February, 1926, has, by reason of his having been sentenced to imprisonment for a period of twelve months, been deemed to be a prohibited immigrant, and the Minister for Home and Territories has ordered that he be deported from the Commonwealth.

    I have, therefore, to call upon you in terms of Section 13A of the Immigration Act to provide a passage for Henry West or Wust from the Commonwealth, and shall be glad to be advised at an early date as to the name and date of sailing of the vessel by which he will travel.

Yours faithfully,
[signed] WH Barkley
Collector of Customs, NSW

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WH Barkley, NSW Collector of Customs, letter to NSW Under Secretary of Justice, Syd 1 Feb 1927

1st February, 1927.

KB.
C’27/995

Dear Sir:

    Referring to your communication of the 10th January, F26/8101, relating to Harry West, who is at present serving a sentence of twelve months’ imprisonment, I have to inform you that West has been deemed to be a prohibited immigrant, and the Minister for Home and Territories has ordered that he be deported from the Commonwealth.

    The Agents of the ss “Bendigo”, by which vessel West arrived in the Commonwealth, have been called upon to provide a passage for him back to the place whence he came.

    It is noted that West is eligible for discharge from prison on the 11th February. The Comptroller General of Prisons is being informed of the Minister’s decision.

Yours faithfully,
[signed] WH Barkley
Collector of Customs, NSW

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WH Barkley, NSW Collector of Customs, letter to NSW Comptroller General of Prisons, Syd 1 Feb 1927

1st February, 1927.

KB.
C’27/995

Dear Sir:

    I have to inform you that Harry West, who is at present serving a sentence of twelve months hard labour, to date from the 12th May, 1926, and who, it is understood, is eligible for discharge from prison on the 11th February, 1927, has been deemed to be a prohibited immigrant and the Minister for Home and Territories has ordered that he be deported from the Commonwealth.

    The agents for the ss “Bendigo”, from which vessel West landed at this port, have been called upon to provide a passage for him from the Commonwealth and pending completion of the necessary arrangements it is desired that West be detained in Custody in terms of Section 8 C of the Immigration Act. You will be advised in due course as to the name and date of sailing of the vessel by which he will travel.

Yours faithfully,
[signed] WH Barkley
Collector of Customs, NSW

[hand written] W Wilson 2/2/27

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EA Lamb, Gilchrist, Watt & Sanderson Ltd, letter to NSW Collector of Customs, Syd 8 Feb 1927

Sydney, 8th February,1927.

EAL/R
PASSENGER DEPARTMENT.

The Collector of Customs,
Sydney.

Dear Sir,

Ref. C’27/995

    With reference to the deportation of Henry West or Wust, we beg to advise you that we are arranging to deport this man by the ss “Ballarat” sailing at noon on the 15th inst. We would ask you to kindly make the necessary arrangements to have him placed on board.

Yours faithfully,
[signed] EA Lamb
Passenger Manager

[hand written] Mr Andrews 9/2/27

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J Banks, Acting NSW Collector of Customs, letter to NSW Comptroller General of Prisons, Syd 9 Feb 1927

9th February, 1927.

KB.
C’27/1314

Dear Sir:

    Further to my letter of the 1st February, 1927, relative to Harry West, I have to advise that information has been received from Gilchrist, Watt & Sanderson Ltd that a passage will be provided for this man on the ss “Ballarat” due to sail from this port at noon on the 15th February, 1927.

    I have, therefore, to request that West will be conveyed to No. 13 Water Police Station, Sydney, on the morning of the 15th February in time to permit of his being placed on board the vessel prior to time of sailing.

    Deportation Order 14 attached herewith.

Yours faithfully,
(Sgd.) J Banks
Acting Collector of Customs, NSW

[hand written notes below]

     Received Deportation Order
    [signed] Geo Steele
          Comptroller General of Prisons
               9-2-27

The Boarding Inspector
    Harry West referred to herein was on board the SS Ballarat on vessel departure for the United Kingdom via port this day.
    Crew list endorsed accordingly and last port requested to advice departure from the Commonwealth.

[signed] H Andrews
15/2/27

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COLLECTOR CUSTOMS

MELBOURNE

    HARRY WEST BEING DEPORTED DEPARTED BALLARAT TODAY REQUEST USUAL PRECAUTIONS PREVENT ABSCONDING

(Sgd.) J Banks
[Acting Collector of Customs, NSW]
15th February, 1927.

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J Banks, Acting NSW Collector of Customs, letter to Secretary, Home & Territories Department, Mel 18 Feb 1927

18th February, 1927.

KB.

C’27/1314

MEMORANDUM:

    The ss “Ballarat” sailed from this port for the United Kingdom via ports on the 15th February, having on board Harry West, a deportee, who is referred to in the Secretary’s memorandum of the 28th January, 27/1149.

(Sgd.) J Banks
Acting Collector of Customs, NSW

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J Banks, Acting NSW Collector of Customs, letter to NSW Under Secretary of Justice, Syd 18 Feb 1927

18th February, 1927.

KB.

C’27/1314

Dear Sir:

    Further to my letter on the 1st February relating to Harry West, who is referred to in your communication of the 10th January, F26/8101, I have now to advise that West was on board the ss “Ballarat” when that vessel sailed from this port for the United Kingdom on the 15th February, 1927.

Yours faithfully,
(Sgd.) J Banks
Acting Collector of Customs, NSW

[hand written] – Finale

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J Gleeson, Deputy Inspector, report to NSW Collector of Customs, Syd 21 Feb 1927

Report of Deputy Inspector J Gleeson

Subject:— re the whereabouts of certain property in Sydney belonging to a deportee named Harry West, who left per “Ballarat,” today.

The Inspector

    I have to report that I removed the abovename [sic] man ashore and returned him to the “Ballarat,” today, prior to her departure for UK.

  2.   Today, he informed me that he was taken out of prison at Sydney for the purpose of being deported and was unable to get possession of 2 leather trunks of his which contained the following articles:—
                         3 suits clothes
                         122 shirts (12)
                         4 pair socks
                         1 pair boots
                         1 pair shoes

West, who is of Swiss nationality, informed me that he served 9 months’ imprisonment and that when going to prison left these articles with Mrs Smith, at No. 78 Mary street, Sydney.

  3.   He also informed me that he wrote the Swiss Consul, Sydney, last Thursday and told him that his property was at the place indicated.

  4.   West also informed me that he mentioned the existence of the above property to the Constable who escorted his [sic] aboard the “Ballarat,” at Sydney.

  5.   Perhaps the Collector would deem it advisable to have this report sent to the Collector, Sydney, for inquiry.

[signed] J Gleeson
Deputy Inspector
21/2/27

[hand written]
     The Collector
     Forwarded
   [signed] J Watson
                 A/Inspector 21/2/27

The Collector of Customs for New South Wales.
       Sydney.

Referred for your information.
[signed] H McConaghy per J Watson
Collector of Customs.
Victoria.
/2/1927.

Boarding Inspector
    Papers to you 9/2.
[signed] (J Seeley ?) 28/2/27

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M McConaghy, Vic Collector of Customs letter to NSW Collector of Customs, Syd 25 Feb 1927

Commonwealth of Australia

Melbourne, 25th February, 1927

CH. LN.
C&E’27/4126

MEMORANDUM:

    With reference to his telegram of the 15th February, 1927, the Collector is advised that Harry West was removed from the ss “Ballarat” and lodged in the custody of the Police for safe keeping during the vessel’s stay at this port.

    2. He was returned to the vessel prior to its departure.

[signed] H McConaghy per J Watson
Collector of Customs.
Victoria.

Boarding Inspector
    Papers to you 1/3
[signed] J Steele 2/3/27

Finale Departure
From Fremantle 7/3/27
Reported in C27/2708
[initial illegible]

E Block
48 York St

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NC Andrews, Clerk, NSW Customs and Excise Office report, 31 Mar 1927

NSW
Reference No. C’27/2157

Commonwealth of Australia
————————
CUSTOMS and EXCISE OFFICE
New South Wales

KB

Writer:

NC Andrews.

Subject:

Immigration Act 1901-25: Harry West - deportee per ss “Ballarat” on 15/2/27. 

 

  The Boarding Inspector/

     With reference to the attached memorandum I have to report as follows:—

     As instructed by you I proceeded to the Water Police Station on the 15/2/1927 to escort Harry West to the ss “Ballarat” for the purpose of deportation.

     2. Prior to leaving the Water Police Station I asked West whether a suit case which was in his possession contained all his belongings and was informed by him that it did.

     3. During the journey to the ss “Ballarat” West did not mention the existence of any other articles belonging to him.

     4. On inquiry at 78 Mary Street, I found that there are two suit cases there belonging to West which contain a few articles of clothing and some books and papers.

     5. The Secretary to the Swiss Consul informed me that they had received advice from West about these two cases but had informed him that until such time as he forwarded them the cost of freight etc, they would take no action in connection with them.

[signed] NC Andrews
Clerk.
31/3/27.

 



Telegram to Collector Customs, Mel Tue 15 Feb 1927
15

15 February

X 312 Exchange Sydney 16 4-25 pm 15th
       01673
    Collector Customs
    Melbourne

    Harry West being deported departed Ballarat today request usual precautions prevent absconding.
    [signed] Banks 

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J Gleeson, Deputy Inspector, letter Mon 21 Feb 1927 

 

21 February 1927

The Inspector

  [1] I have to report that the “Ballarat” arrived here shortly after 5 pm on the 17 February, with the deportee aboard.

  2.   I subsequently visited the vessel and removed him to the Bourke street West Police station for detention until today.

  3.   This morning I picked him up and returned him to the vessel prior to her departure.

  4.   In connection with West’s removal I might state that I worked 3 hours’ overtime, name, from 7 till 10 pm at 6/11.32 per hour or a total of 26/10. Would the Collector please ask John Sanderson & Co. Agents for the “Ballarat” to pay in this amount.

[signed] J Gleeson, Deputy Inspector
21/2/27

[

Many illegible handwritten notes are included in this letter]

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J Gleeson, Deputy Inspector, report to NSW Collector of Customs, Sydney Mon 21 Feb 1927

Report of Deputy Inspector J Gleeson

Subject:— re the whereabouts of certain property in Sydney belonging to a deportee named Harry West, who left per “Ballarat,” today.

The Inspector

  [1] I have to report that I removed the abovename [sic] man ashore and returned him to the “Ballarat,” today, prior to her departure for UK.

  2.   Today, he informed me that he was taken out of prison at Sydney for the purpose of being deported and was unable to get possession of 2 leather trunks of his which contained the following articles:—
                         3 suits clothes
                         122 shirts (12)
                        4 pair socks
                         1 pair boots
                         1 pair shoes

West, who is of Swiss nationality, informed me that he served 9 months’ imprisonment and that when going to prison left these articles with Mrs Smith at No. 78 Mary street, Sydney.

  3.   He also informed me that he wrote the Swiss Consul, Sydney, last Thursday and told him that his property was at the place indicated.

  4.   West also informed me that he mentioned the existence of the above property to the Constable who escorted his [sic] aboard the “Ballarat,” at Sydney.

  5.   Perhaps the Collector would deem it advisable to have this report sent to the Collector, Sydney, for inquiry.

[signed] J Gleeson
Deputy Inspector
21/2/27

Referred for your information.
[signed] H McConaghy per Watson
Collector of Customs.
Victoria.
/2/1927.

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H McConaghy, Vic Collector of Customs, memorandum to NSW Collector of Customs Fri 27 Feb 1927

25th February, 1927.

CH. LR.
C&R ‘27/4126.

MEMORANDUM:

  [1] With reference to his telegram of the15th February, 1927, the Collector is advised that Harry West was removed from the ss “Ballarat” and lodged in the custody of the Police for safe keeping during the vessel’s stay at this port.

  2.   He was returned to the vessel prior to its departure.

[signed] H McConaghy
Collector of Customs.
Victoria.

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H McConaghy, Vic Collector of Customs, letter to John Sanderson & Co Fri 27 Feb 1927

25th February, 1927.

CH. LR.
C&R ‘27/4126.

Gentleman

  [1] In connection with the removal from the ss “Ballarat” at your request, of a deportee from Sydney, named Harry West, I desire to inform you that there is an amount of £1-0-10d due to Detective Inspector Gleeson of this office as overtime in this matter

  2.   I shall be glad if you will kindly arrange to have this amount paid to Trust Account at this office at your convenience.

Yours faithfully,
[signed] H McConaghy
Collector of Customs.
Victoria.

Messrs John Sanderson & Co,
111 William Street,
MELBOURNE.

 



Cecil Robert Dobbs
, 1930


The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 19 Sep 1930
16

IN CHAMBERS.
(Before Mr Justice Stephen).

CUSTODY OF CHILD.

    This was an application on behalf of Catherine Amelia Dobbs to make absolute and order nisi of habeas corpus granted on September 5 directing her husband, Cecil Robert Dobbs, to hand over to her their infant child, Robert Walter Dobbs.

    According to affidavits filed the parties have been living apart since January 22, 1929, a few days after the birth of the child. The mother had the custody of the child until August 23, 1930, when the husband took him away. The mother had seen the child only once since, and that was after the order nisi was granted.

    The application was granted, and his Honor directed that the father should have reasonable access to the child.

    Mr GF Osborne appeared for applicant; and the defendant appeared in person.

 


 


Cecil Robert Dobbs
, 1931


The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 28 Feb 1931
17

LAW NOTICES.
———
Monday, March 2.
———

APPEALS.

    The following appeals against the magistrates’ orders and convictions will be heard at No. 2 District Court, Queens-square, at 12 noon.—Cecil Robert Dobbs, maintenance (to be withdrawn);

 


 
Dobbs v Dobbs, 1933


The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 11 Aug 1933
18

IN DIVORCE.
(Before the Judge in Divorce,
Mr Justice Boyce.)

(Before Mr Justice Stephen.)

Dobbs v Dobbs.

    Cecil Robert Dobbs v Catherine Amelia Elizabeth Dobbs (formerly Creighton). Marriage September, 1928, at Enmore, Church of England rites. Issue, desertion, Decree nisi. Mr AD McKenzie for petitioner; and Mr GF Osborne for the respondent on the question of custody.

 


 
Dobbs v Dobbs, 1934


The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 10 Mar 1934
19

IN DIVORCE.
(Before the Judge in Divorce,
Mr Justice Boyce.)

DECREES ABSOLUTE.

    Decrees absolute were pronounced by his Honor in the suits of

    Cecil Robert Dobbs v Catherine Amelia Elizabeth Dobbs,

 


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 18 Nov 1913, p. 6.

2     The Daily Telegraph, Sat 31 Oct 1914, p. 7.

3     To view the digitised WWI service record (service No. 3764, barcode 4019282) of Theodore Fortey go to: www.naa.gov.au

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 31 Oct 1914, p. 10.

5     The Daily Telegraph, Sat 7 Nov 1914, p. 7.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 7 Nov 1914, p. 9.

7     SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6087], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 3 Sep 1914-31 Dec 1914, No. 13959, p. 118.

8     SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6087], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 3 Sep 1914-31 Dec 1914, No. 13972, p. 132.

9     The Daily Telegraph, Fri 4 Jun 1926, p. 5.

10   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 4 Jun 1926, p. 8.

11   SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6117], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 2 Jun 1926-19 Nov 1926, No. 21658, p. –. Emphasis added.

12   SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6117], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 2 Jun 1926-19 Nov 1926, No. 21661, p. –.

13   NAA: SP42/1, C1927/2157, ‘Harry West, also known as Henry Wust’.

14   The ‘Deportation Order’ was not included with the NAA documents obtained.

15   NAA: B13, 1927/4165, ‘The whereabouts of certain property in Sydney belonging to deportee, Harry West’.

16   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 19 Sep 1930, p. 8.

17   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 28 Feb 1931, p. 8.

18   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 11 Aug 1933, p. 7.

19   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 10 Mar 1934, p. 12.