The Newcastle Sun, Wed 1 Dec 1920 1
HERE AND THERE
At the Newcastle Court to-day, the following were fined 10s, with 4s costs, or three days, for having ridden bicycles in the Newcastle municipality without lights after sunset: Stanley Raymond Hanson, Nathaniel George Coombes, Renton Sutcliffe, Archie Alder, and Calvern Johnston.
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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Wed 1 Nov 1922 2
NEWCASTLE POLICE COURT.
Tuesday, October 31.
(Before Mr W Le Brun Brown, SM.)
Nathaniel George Coombes, 39, 3 was remanded to the Children’s Court on Friday on a charge of improper assault on the previous night. Bail was allowed in sureties of £100.
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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Tue 5 Dec 1922 4
The following cases are set down for hearing at the Newcastle Court of Quarter Sessions, opening this morning:—James Sample, alleged maliciously shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm; Nathaniel George Coombes and Cyril Thomas Jackson, alleged improper offences; James Brassington, alleged stealing and receiving. Appeals: Henry Murray and Thomas Murray, assault; George Dawes, attempt to steal; George Bathurst Aranson, goods in custody; Frank Barden and William Gillespie, Alexander Harry Burnell Leview and Richard Thomas O’Brien, breach of the Liquor Act; Alfred Grey, detention of property; Hubert Coote, preliminary expenses; John George Herron and Hugh Fitz Holbert, maintenance.
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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Wed 6 Dec 1922 5
The sittings of the Court of Quarter Sessions was commenced yesterday at the Newcastle Court House, before His Honor Judge Hamilton. Mr AF Dawson was Crown Prosecutor.
Nathaniel George Coombes (39) was charged with an alleged serious offence [on William Harvey ; aka Hardy] at Newcastle, on October 30. He pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr Braye. Lengthy evidence was given. The jury returned a verdict of acquital [sic], and the accused was discharged. His Honor said he agreed with the verdict.
1 The Newcastle Sun, (NSW), Wed 1 Dec 1920, p. 5. Emphasis added.
2 Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Wed 1 Nov 1922, p. 10.
3 There are several newspaper articles dealing with an Old Bailey trial, which refer to a Nathaniel George Coombes, being a schoolboy, aged 12, during 1895, meaning he was born during 1883. Coincidentally, when Coombes was tried during 1922 his aged was mentioned to be 39 hence he was born during 1883. For further details see: The Goulburn Herald, Mon 11 Nov 1895, p. 4, and Warragul Guardian, (Warragul, Vic), Fri 22 Nov 1895, p. 6.
4 Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Tue 5 Dec 1922, p. 5. Emphasis added.
5 Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Wed 6 Dec 1922, p. 10.