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1929, Richard Houghton - Unfit For Publication
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 11 Feb 1929 1

LAW NOTICES.
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Monday, February 11.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.

    No. 1 Court.—Harry Frayne, embezzlement; Paul Mapstone, break, enter, and steal; Richard Houghton, lewdness; Roy Noel Ernest Seaton, embezzlement; Ethel Enid Minnie Taylor, break, enter, and steal (for sentence, on Wednesday, 13th inst).

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 12 Feb 1929 2

LAW NOTICES.
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Tuesday, February 12.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.

    No. 1 Court.—Richard Houghton, lewdness (part heard); Reuben Holmes, break, enter, and steal; John Baker, false pretences; John George Pope, break, enter, and steal (for plea only); Ethel Enid Minnie Taylor, break, enter, and steal (for sentence on Wednesday, 13th instant). Note: The jurors summoned to attend No 1 Court, other than those engaged in the above part-heard case, will not be required to attend until 11 am.

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ULTIMO SHOOTING.
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MAN COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.
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    At the Central Police Court yesterday, David John Annesley, 40, drainer, was committed for trial on a charge of having wounded Frederick Leonard Blacklidge, a seaman, at Ultimo, on December 29, with intent to murder him.

    Bail was fixed at £200.

    Blacklidge said that about 8.40 pm on the date referred to he visited his mother’s home in Mew-street, in which street Annesley also resided.

    In consequence of a complaint by his mother, witness spoke to Annesley and told him he must apologise. While leaving his mother’s house Blacklidge turned to wave his hand to his mother. As he did so he was shot in the arm, chest, and groin with pellets from a gun cartridge.

    Constable Byrne said that when questioned, Annesley, who had a single breach-loading gun with a live cartridge in it, admitted firing a shot into the ground when a number of men had threatened him and his wife. The gun was an old one that belonged to his grandfather, and had been in the house for years.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 13 Feb 1929 3

QUARTER SESSIONS.
No. 1 COURT.
(Before Acting Judge Rowland.)
Crown Prosecutor, Mr VH Treatt.

ACQUITTED.

    Richard Houghton, 26, clerk, was charged with having committed an act of lewdness at Sydney on December 19. Mr BT Heavener appeared for the accused, who was acquitted and discharged.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 2 Sep 1929 4

LAW NOTICES.
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Monday, September 2.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.

    Harold Henry Griffiths, robbery; William Firth, inflict grievous bodily harm; Harold Roy Scott, stealing in a dwelling house; Reginald William O’Brien, break, enter, and steal; William Wilton and William Henry Nelson, robbery in company; Richard Houghton, lewdness; John Raymond Chambers, break, enter, and steal (for plea only); John Charles William, break, enter, and steal (for plea only); Thomas Offley Traynor, stealing (for plea only).

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 3 Sep 1929 5

LAW NOTICES.
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Tuesday, September 3.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.

    Richard Houghton, lewdness (part heard); Clarence Harold Smith and Mervyn Valentine Darcy Hyland, Break, enter, and steal; John Mason Foster, fraudulent misappropriation; Mary Catherine Budge, false pretences; Thomas Nimmett, carnally know a girl under the age of sixteen years; Percy McBeath, demand money with menaces (for plea only); Albert Locke, break, enter, and steal (for plea only). Note: The jurors summoned to attend the Sydney Quarter Sessions to-day, other than those engaged in the above part heard case, will not be required to attend until 10.30 am.

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METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER.
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ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
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    Mr NB Freeman (managing director of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Ltd) yesterday opened the fifth annual conference of the company at the small theatre on the roof of the Manchester Unity Building. In his address, he expressed regret at the Budget proposal to impose an amusement levy. Every week, he said, 3,125,000 people paid to see motion pictures; and the industry was already overtaxed. Theatre owners who showed silent pictures would be just as carefully catered for by the company during the coming year as those who showed talking and synchronised films. All the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer actors had qualified themselves for talking films. Cabled greetings from Lon Chaney, Norma Shearer, and Ramon Navarro were read.

    The conference will continue to-day.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 4 Sep 1929 6

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Cohen.)
Crown Prosecutor, Mr VH Treatt.

INDECENCY.

    Richard Houghton was found guilty on a charge of indecency, [with Lewis Anderson ], at Sydney, on August 12, and was remanded for sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 7 Sep 1929 7

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Cohen.)
Crown Prosecutor, Mr VH Treatt.

SENTENCES.

    The following persons who had either pleaded guilty or had been convicted during the week, were dealt with as stated:—

    Richard Houghton, 27, clerk, indecency, 12 months’ hard labour in Maitland Gaol.

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Richard Houghton, Gaol photo sheet 8

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6125], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 9 Aug 1929-3 Dec 1930, No. 24083, p. –.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 24083

Date when Portrait was taken: 4-9-1929

Name: Richard Houghton

Native place: England

Year of birth: 29-2-1902

Arrived       Ship: Not known
in Colony }   Year: Came young

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Salesman

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 10⅝"

Weight     On committal: 143
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: Nil

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Sydney Q.S

3

9

1929

Indecently expose his person

12 months HL
to date from 13-8-1929

 


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 11 Feb 1929, p. 9. Emphasis added.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 12 Feb 1929, p. 6. Emphasis added.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 13 Feb 1929, p. 11.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 2 Sep 1929, p. 7. Emphasis added.

5     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 3 Sep 1929, p. 6. Emphasis added.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 4 Sep 1929, p. 11.

7     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 7 Sep 1929, p. 11.

8     SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6125], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 9 Aug 1929-3 Dec 1930, No. 24083, p. –.