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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Thu 26 Feb 1914 1

NEWCASTLE POLICE COURT.
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Wednesday, February 25.
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(Before Mr TCK McKell, SM.)

REMANDED.

    Robert Jackson (38), labourer, was charged with improper conduct on February 24, in a house situated in Wolfe-street, Newcastle. On the application of Sub-inspector McHardy, defendant was remanded until Monday, March 2.

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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Tue 3 Mar 1914 2

NEWCASTLE POLICE COURT.
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Monday, March 2.
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(Before Mr FG Adrian, SM.)

REMANDED.

    Robert Jackson (38), labourer, on remand, from February 25, was charged with having conducted himself in an improper manner in a house situated in Wolfe-street, on February 24. Mr TA Braye (Messrs Braye and Cohen) appeared for the defendant, and produced a certificate of sickness on his behalf. On that ground he asked for a remand until Monday, bail being allowed of £30.

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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Tue 10 Mar 1914 3

NEWCASTLE POLICE COURT.
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Monday, March 9.
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(Before Mr TCK McKell, SM.)

COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.

    Robert Jackson, 38, labourer, on remand, from February 25, was charged with having conducted himself in an improper manner in a house situated in Wolfe-street on February 24, in view of various persons. Messrs HM Cohen (Messrs Braye and Cohen) appeared for the defendant. Detective H[enry] G[eorge] Surridge stated about 4 pm on February 24 he was told something by a Mr Mitchell, and accompanied him to Charleston’s studio. On looking through a back window he saw the accused inside a small room in a house situated in Wolfe-street. There was no blind in the window, which overlooked the back portion of Charleston’s premises. The defendant was fully undressed, situating right in front of the window. His actions were then detailed. Witness went to the house and saw the defendant. There was no furniture in the room. Witness told him he would arrest him, and defendant replied that a man could do as he liked in his own house. Evidence was given by John Mitchell, Allan Charlston, and MH McBurnie. Defendant reserved his defence, and was committed to take his trial at the Newcastle Quarter Sessions on May 19, bail being allowed in one surety of £80, or two sureties of £40 each.

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The Maitland Daily Mercury, Tue 28 Apr 1914 4

MAITLAND CIRCUIT COURT.
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Monday, April 27.
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(Before the Chief Justice, Sir William Cullen).
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    The sittings of the Maitland Circuit Court were continued yesterday at the Courthouse, East Maitland, before his Honor, the Chief Justice, Sir William Cullen, after our report closed. Mr GS Waller, deputy-sheriff, occupied a seat alongside His Honor. Mr BC Fuller, was Judge’s associate, and Mr IB Norris, Crown Prosecutor. Superintendent McVane was present, and Sergeant Nancarrow had charge of the police.

VERDICT OF GUILTY.

    Robert Jackson was charged with having on February 24, 1914, at [Wolfe-street], Newcastle, within the view of divers persons, wilfully and indecently exposed himself for the space of one hour. Mr Cowan, instructed by Messrs Braye and Cohen, appeared for the accused.

    Accused was given a previous good character.

    The jury, after a retirement of twenty minutes, brought in a verdict of guilty, with a strong recommendation to mercy.

Tuesday, April 28.
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    The Court was resumed this morning.

SENTENCE.

    Robert Jackson, who was yesterday found guilty of having wilfully and improperly exposed himself at Newcastle, was brought up for sentence.

    Mr Cowan, who appeared on behalf of the accused, made a strong appeal for lenience, and requested that Jackson be given the benefit of the First Offenders’ Act . He pointed out that he was the sole support of his widowed mother, and that a sister was also partly dependent upon him. He asked His Honor not to let this one slip blight the prisoner’s career and cast him out upon the world.

    His Honor said he had given close consideration to the case, especially in view of accused’s previous good character and the jury’s recommendation. Unfortunately, if they were to administer the law in regard to a man’s hardship and those dependent upon him, they would get into a condition of affairs when people who were provoked by the conduct of others would take the law into their own hands. He thought he would be giving full consideration to the jury’s recommendation when he ordered him to be imprisoned for six months, with hard labour, in Goulburn gaol.

 



Robert Jackson
, 1916


Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Thu 2 Mar 1916
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NEWCASTLE POLICE COURT.
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Wednesday, March 1.
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(Before Mr FG Adrian, SM.)

IMPROPER BEHAVIOUR.

    Robert Jackson (40), labourer, was convicted on a charge of grossly improper behaviour, and sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.

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Robert Jackson, Gaol photo sheet 6

SRNSW: NRS2327, [3/5990], Maitland Gaol Photograph description sheets, 1875-1930, No. 1694, p. 106, R5131.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 1694
Maitland

Date when Portrait was taken: 31st March 1916

Name: Robert Jackson

Native place: NS Wales

Year of birth: 22-2-1874

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: B.S.

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Engine Cleaner

Religion: Wesleyan

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 8"

Weight     On committal: 141
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown Bald

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Birth mark left upper arm. Vaccination scar left upper arm

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

Maitland CC

Newcastle PC

27

  1

4

3

1914

1916

Wilful and indecent exposure

Wilfully & obscenely expose person

6 months HL

6 months HL

 


1     Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Thu 26 Feb 1914, p. 2.

2     Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Tue 3 Mar 1914, p. 7.

3     Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Tue 10 Mar 1914, p. 7. Emphasis added.

4     The Maitland Daily Mercury, Tue 28 Apr 1914, p. 4.

5     Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Thu 2 Mar 1916, p. 7.

6     SRNSW: NRS2327, [3/5990] , Maitland Gaol Photograph description sheets, 1875-1930, No. 1694, p. 106, R5131.