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The Glen Innes Examiner, Thu 13 Feb 1919 1

LOCAL AND GENERAL.

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BUSINESS CHANGE.

    The fruit, confectionery and refreshment business hitherto conducted by Messrs S Peters & Co, opposite the post office, has changed hands. The new porprietor [sic] is Mr Norman Correy who, besides running the shop on the most up-to-date lines, intends to extend it by the addition of a ham, beef and provision department. Mr Correy knows his game and is out to deserve a big share of public patronage as well as to command it.

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“OUR ALMA MATER.”

    This is the name of the annual magazine published by St Ignatius College, Riverview—a really excellent production which, in spite of all the war handicaps, is maintained at a very high standard. This year special prominence is given to the college’s contribution towards the war and, besides a complete honor roll, superb photos are given of many of the men who have fallen or have won distinctions. It is stated that 304 old boys have joined the colors, of whom 55 have laid down their lives, while 47 have gained distinctions of some sort, including 15 mentioned in despatches. Many aspects of the present day activities of the college are given, the whole comprising an admirable souvenir.

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NO OVERHEAD BRIDGE.

    Despite the considerable agitation and representations by the Municipal Council the Railway Department has again notified the municipal body that they cannot see their way clear to incur the expense necessary for the establishment of an overhead railway bridge in Bourke Street. At last meeting of the Council a largely signed petition was presented and this was forwarded on with the full endorsement of the Council. It was hoped that the Commissioners would favorably consider the request. However, the population on the western side of the town is rapidly increasing, and despite this failure, it can only be a short time before the authorities will have to face the proposition and answer the demands of the people. The bridge would be a boon to residents across the line, especially at night time.

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RED CROSS AND WAR CHEST.

    The weekly meeting of the above took place yesterday afternoon. Tea was provided by Mrs Macdonald and Miss Felmingham and realised 6/9. Donations—old linen (Mrs Russell), one muffler and three washers (Mrs J Ross). Tomorrow, at three pm, the monthly committee meeting will be held.

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TO-NIGHT'S TOWN HALL REVUE.

    The extraordinary interest enkindled by the announcement that the revue, “Come Along Here,” was to be staged in the Town Hall in aid of the local hospital is well shown by the fact that the box plan is filling at an astonishing rate. A few seats are still available for to-night and early application is advised. A big programme of well-varied items is promised, including a comedy sketch. Solos, catchy comic and others, will also be rendered, “Rackety Coo,” being amongst the number. Mrs FW Belbridge will stage manage the revue.

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SIX MONTHS’ HARD LABOR.

    Before Mr WI Perry, PM, a man named Joseph Grogan, for obscene and wilful exposure in Central Park on December 20, 1918, was sentenced to six months’ hard labor in Tamworth Gaol. Evidence of the offence was given by Constable Stewart and Roger Dibley, a school boy 12 years of age. A second charge of vagrancy was withdrawn by the police, after defendant had been convicted on the first charge.

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Joseph Grogan, Gaol photo sheet 2

SRNSW: NRS2528, [3/5997], Tamworth Gaol photographic description book, 7 Aug 1894-4 Nov1929, No. 161, R5139.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 161
Tamworth

Date when Portrait was taken: 11-6-1919

Name: Joseph Grogan
(aka Joseph Brogan)

Native place: Burwood NSW

Year of birth: 6-4-1883

Arrived       Ship: –
in Colony }   Year: –

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Labourer

Religion: Rom Cath

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 9"

Weight     On committal: 96 lbs
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Left and deformed. Scar left wrist

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

Moree PC

ditto

ditto

ditto

ditto

ditto

Guyra PC

Tenterfield PC


 

Glen Innes PC 

27

  9

10

  6

13

  3

  4

27



 7

  7

  9

  9

10

10

11

  4

  8



 2

1915

1915

1916

1916

1916

1916

1917

1917



1919

Drunk

ditto

ditto

ditto

ditto

Vagrancy

Drunk
Resist police

Stealing 3 charges



Expose person

5/- or 24 hours HL

10/- or 3 days HL. Paid fine

10/- or 3 days HL. Paid fine

10/- or 7 days HL

10/- or 7 days HL

1 month HL

£1 or 14 days HL
£2 or 1 week HL  |  Concurrent

£2 or 1 week HL
£2 or 1 week HL  |  Concurrent
£3 or 2 months HL. Accumulative
 Paid fine 24/9/1918

6 months HL

 


1     The Glen Innes Examiner, Thu 13 Feb 1919, p. 4. Emphasis added.

2     SRNSW: NRS2528, [3/5997], Tamworth Gaol photographic description book, 7 Aug 1894-4 Nov1929, No. 161, R5139. Emphasis added.