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The Northern Daily Leader, Sat 12 Aug 1922 1

TAMWORTH NEWS.
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Sentenced on Three Charges.
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    Ernest Tuckey, who had been convicted on three charges of having wilfully and obscenely exposed his person in public streets in Tamworth on August 1, 2, and 4, was brought up at Tamworth Police Court yesterday for sentences. Six months’ hard labour was imposed in each case, the sentences to run concurrently.

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HOSPITAL LINEN TEA.
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    All well-wishers of the Tamworth District Hospital are reminded that a linen tea will be held at the Hospital this afternoon, following the official opening of the new isolation block. Following is a list of requirements: Sheets size 90 x 72; pillow-slips, 30 x 20; Turkish towels, kitchen towels, linen towels, table linen, etc, runners, and d’oyleys. Practically any article in the shape of linen in acceptable, large or small.

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ANNUAL RC BALL.
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    The annual RC Ball will take place in the Theatre Royal, Tamworth, on Wednesday and Thursday next. The ball will be in plain, fancy, and freak dress, with prizes for the best fancy set and most original or freak dress. Gallery prizes are offered each night. A large committee is working had [sic] to make the function a success, and the floor will be in excellent condition. The supper will be up to the usual high standard and good music will be provided. On the second night (juvenile night), 20 fancy sets will participate in the grand march, which will take place at 7.45 pm.

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Ernest Tuckey, Gaol photo sheet 2

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6107], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 8 Feb 1922-5 Sep 1922, No. 18791, p. 434.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 18791

Date when Portrait was taken: 23-8-1922

Name: Ernest Tuckey

Native place: Lochinvar NSW

Year of birth: 14-2-1880

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Labourer

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 6¾"

Weight     On committal: 174
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown to Grey

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Two scars left wrist. Bullet wound on front of left thigh. Ears very close to head.

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

West Maitland PC

Tamworth PC
Sentenced on

28

  4
11

10

  8
  8

1920

1922
1922

Expose person

Wilfully and obscenely expose person
( 3 charges)

1 month H.L.
Sentence suspended

6 months HL on each charge
Concurrent

 



Ernest Tuckey
, 1926

The Maitland Daily Mercury, Fri 31 Dec 1926 3

LOCAL & GENERAL
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THE RIVER.

    The Hunter River at the Belmore Bridge was 20 feet at 3 o’clock this afternoon. This is a drop of five feet since yesterday afternoon.

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POLICE COURT.

    Ernest Tuckey, aged 47, appeared before Mr C Pickup, JP, at West Maitland Police Court today, on a charge of indecent behaviour in Hunter-street, West Maitland. He was remanded until January 6. Bail, self and a security of £50, was granted.

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FINED FOR DRUNKENESS.

    An old offender was brought before Mr RA Hills, JP, at the East Maitland Police Court this morning, on a charge of being drunk in Rous-street, East Maitland, last evening. Constable Campbell stated that he was before the court before, and had given the police considerable trouble. A fine of £1 was imposed.

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The Maitland Daily Mercury, Sat 1 Jan 1927 4

LOCAL & GENERAL
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POLICE REPORT.

    The West Maitland police report that the total arrests for the year 1926 was 244—239 males and 5 females. There were 262 summonses issued, 257 Males and 5 females, while 350 were summarily convicted, these being 344 males and 6 females. Offences against the person totalled 16, offences against property with violence 5, offences against property without violence 46, against good order 165, 162 males and 3 females. For breaches of acts generally 12 males were arrested, 198 summoned, and 5 females were also summoned.

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The Maitland Daily Mercury, Thu 6 Jan 1927 5

SIX MONTHS’ GAOL.
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INDECENT CONDUCT CASE.
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    A sentence of six months’ hard labour in Maitland Gaol was passed on Ernest Tuckey, aged 47, at West Maitland Police Court to-day, by Mr MH Cleeve, PM, for having, on December 30, in Hunter-street, West Maitland, acted in an indecent manner. Tuckey appeared on remand from December 31.

    The Magistrate remarked that the only thing to do was to send Tuckey to gaol. Defendant had been convicted twice before for similar offences, he said.

    Plain-Constable Sergeant Emmett stated that about 11 am on December 30 he saw defendant, and told him that he answered the description of a man who had exposed himself in Hunter-street, near the Bend, that morning. Defendant replied “I was not down there. This will be pretty bad on me as I have been up for the same thing before.” When charged on that day, continued witness, defendant said, “Well, this might have happened. I had five or six drinks straight off. I don’t remember seeing any children about.”

    Alfred Bush, a labourer, employed by West Maitland Council, and residing in Hunter-street, West Maitland, said that on December 30 he was at the foot of Hunter-street, near the river bank. He saw a man and five or six small children, aged from four to eleven years. The children were watching some men working. The man, whom he now knew as defendant, was standing in front of the children.

    Witness saw defendant do something and one of the men working sang out to him. Defendant ran away, and was chased by the men who had been working. Defendant was caught and taken to the police.

    Sergeant Turner gave evidence as to how Bush identified defendant in a line-up of men at the police station.

    Defendant, who had pleaded not guilty when charged, changed his plea to guilty after hearing the evidence. He stated that he had been drinking heavily for a week, and did not remember anything.

    Bush was commended by the Magistrate for coming forward to give evidence in the public interest.

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The Newcastle Sun, Fri 7 Jan 1927 6

“DIDN’T REMEMBER”
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MAITLAND MAN SENT TO GAOL
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    Found guilty of having behaved in an indecent manner in Hunter-street, West Maitland, on December 30, Ernest Tuckey (47), was sentenced to six months’ hard labor by Mr Cleeve, PM, at West Maitland police court yesterday.

    When approached by Sergeant Emmett, Tuckey said that it might have happened, “I had five or six drinks straight off,” he said, adding that he had been drinking heavily for a week and didn’t remember anything.

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Ernest Tuckey, Gaol photo sheet 7

SRNSW: NRS2327, [3/5991], Maitland Gaol photographic description book, 1875-1930, No. 2001, p. 231, R5132.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 2001
Maitland

Date when Portrait was taken: 12-1-1927

Name: Ernest Tuckey

Native place: Lochinvar

Year of birth: 14-2-1880

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 8"

Weight     On committal: 174
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Dark to Grey

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Two scars on left wrist. Bullet wound on left leg above knee

(No. of previous Portrait .. 18791)

CONVICTIONS

Where and When

Offence.

Sentence

West Maitland PC.

Tamworth PC

West Maitland PC

28

  4

  6

19

  8

  1

1920

1922

1927

Expose person

Wilfully & obscenely expose person.
3 charges

Wilfully & obscenely expose person

1 month H.L. Suspended

6 months H.L.
On each charge. Concurrent

6 months H.L.

 


1     The Northern Daily Leader, Sat 12 Aug 1922, p. 1. Emphasis added.

2     SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6107], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 8 Feb 1922-5 Sep 1922, No. 18791, p. 434.

3     The Maitland Daily Mercury, Fri 31 Dec 1926, p. 4. Emphasis added.

4     The Maitland Daily Mercury, Sat 1 Jan 1927, p. 4.

5     The Maitland Daily Mercury, Thu 6 Jan 1927, p. 8. Emphasis added.

6     The Newcastle Sun, (NSW), Fri 7 Jan 1927, p. 6.

7     SRNSW: NRS2327, [3/5991], Maitland Gaol photographic description book, 1875-1930, No. 2001, p. 231, R5132.