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The Newcastle Sun, Mon 16 Oct 1922 1

SIX MONTHS’ GAOL
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LAD’S BAD RECORD
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OFFENCE AT MINMI
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    Six months’ gaol was the sentence imposed by Mr Le Brun Brown, SM< at the Newcastle Police Court this morning, on a 16-year-old Minmi lad, Francis John Moore, for a serious offence committed at Minmi on October 10.

    The defendant was released recently after serving two years in a reformatory for a similar offence. He was sentenced, on that occasion, to five years’ detention, but was released after serving part of the sentence.

    Constable Brady said that about 5 pm on October 10 a young girl was picking flowers on the edge of the Minmi-Wallsend road. Defendant came up to her and asked her if she wanted some flowers. He then handed her a bunch of flowers and made a remark which the girl resented. She threw the flowers in his face and ran away. He then committed the offence with which he was charged.

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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Tue 17 Oct 1922 2

NEWCASTLE POLICE COURT.
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Monday, October 16.
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(Before Mr W Le Brun Brown, SM.)

A YOUTHFUL OFFENDER.

    Francis John Moore (16), who pleaded guilty to a charge of improper behaviour [exposing his person] at Minmi, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. Constable H Brady told the magistrate that on the afternoon of October 10 the defendant made improper suggestions to a ten-year-old girl who was picking flowers on the Wallsend road. She ran away and the defendant chased her. The defendant had only just been released from a reformatory, having been sent there for a serious offence. Part of that sentence was remitted.

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Francis John Moore, Gaol photo sheet 3

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6108], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 5 Sep 1922-24 Mar 1923, No. 18977, p. 160.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 18977

Date when Portrait was taken: 9-11-1922

Name: Francis John Moore

Native place: Minnie NSW

Year of birth: 26-11-1905

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Wheeler

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 8½"

Weight     On committal: 150
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Scars on right thigh & right shin

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

Minmi PC
ditto


Newcastle PC

16
16


16

  3
  3


10

1920
1920


1922

Assault female
Indecent assault


Wilfully and obscenely expose person

1) Committed to an Institution
2) Sent to Reformatory for 5 years.
Was at Gosford Farm Home till July
1922 then returned to parents.

6 months H.L.

 



Francis John Moore
, 1923


The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 12 Dec 1923
4

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
(Before Mr Justice Gordon.)

    Crown Prosecutor, Mr WT Coyle, KC.

ASSAULT WITH INTENT.

    Francis John Moore, 18 years of age, was charged with having at Wallsend, on November 17, committed an assault, with intent to commit a capital offence [carnally knowing Hazel Dunn, age 12½ years].

    Mr Storkey, who (instructed by Messrs Saunders and Bernier) appeared for the accused, informing his Honor that on account of the confession made by the accused to the police, describing the whole incident, he had advised his client to plead guilty.

    Two previous convictions on serious charges were recorded against the accused, who was remanded for sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 21 Dec 1923 5

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
(Before Mr Justice Gordon.)

    Crown Prosecutor, Mr WT Coyle, KC.

ASSAULTS.

    Francis John Moore, 18 years of age, who pleaded guilty to committing an indecent assault on a girl 12½ years of age at West Maitland, was called up for sentence. His Honor, addressing the prisoner, said that he had a very bad record. He had already been committed on two charges of a similar nature. “Men like you,” said his Honor, “are an absolute danger. It is a crying shame and disgrace to this country that a father or mother cannot let a child go out without danger from men like you. If severe sentences do not stop this sort of thing, then Judges will have to resort to the use of the cat. It was by using the cat that garrotting was put an end to. In the meantime the only way is to make the sentences as severe as possible.” The prisoner was sentenced to penal servitude for ten years.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 22 Feb 1924 6

LAW NOTICES.
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Friday, February 22.
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SUPREME COURT.

    Term List.—In the Banco Court, at 10 am.—Criminal appeals:

    Rex v. Moore.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 23 Feb 1924 7

COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEAL.
(Before Mr Justice Ferguson, Mr Justice
James, and Mr Justice Campbell.)

APPEALS DISMISSED.

    A number of appeals [including Rex v. Moore] were dismissed.

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Francis John Moore, Gaol photo sheet 8

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6110], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 11 Aug 1923-12 Jan 1924, No. 19831, p. 26?.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 19831

Date when Portrait was taken: 12-12-1923

Name: Francis John Moore

Native place: Minmi NSW

Year of birth: 26-11-1905

Arrived       Ship: BS
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Wheeler

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 8⅜"

Weight     On committal: 152
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Scars on right thigh and on right shin

(No. of previous Portrait .. 18977)

CONVICTIONS

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

Newcastle PC

Central CC

Criminal Appeal Court

16

11

22

10

12

  2

1922

1923

1924

Wilfully and obscenely expose person

Assault with intent to rape

6 months H.L.

10 years PS.

Appealed 21-12-1923
Application for leave to appeal
refused

And 1 previous conviction for which see Photo No. as above

 


1     The Newcastle Sun, (NSW), Mon 16 Oct 1922, p. 5.

2     Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Tue 17 Oct 1922, p. 7. Emphasis added.

3     SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6108], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 5 Sep 1922-24 Mar 1923, No. 18977, p. 160.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 12 Dec 1923, p. 13.

5     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 21 Dec 1923, p. 6.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 22 Feb 1924, p. 6.

7     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 23 Feb 1924, p. 14.

8     SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6110], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 11 Aug 1923-12 Jan 1924, No. 19831, p. 26?.