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1905, Simon Peter Casey - Unfit For Publication

 

 

Simon Peter Casey, 1905 – Indecent exposure

Below also see: Simon Peter Casey, 1913,
Simon Peter Casey, 1914,
Simon Peter Casey, 1915,
Simon Peter Casey, 1917

 

Barrier Miner, Tue 10 Jan 1905 1

POLICE COURT.
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    In the Police Court this morning Mr Stevenson, SM, fined Thomas Collins 10s.—in default, 48 hours—for being found drunk in Oxide-street.

    Simon Peter Casey, a sailor, 43 years of age, pleaded guilty to a charge of wilfully and obscenely exposing himself in the Central Reserve in the presence of three little girls. Accused said he was drunk and very sick at the time the offence was committed, and was unaware that there was anybody about.

    A sentence of six months hard labor was impose.

 



Simon Peter Casey
, 1913

 

Barrier Miner, Thu 27 Mar 1913 2

POLICE COURT.
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THIS MORNING’S PROCEEDINGS.
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    At this morning’s sitting of the Broken Hill Police Court, presided over by Mr CF Butler, SM, Simon Peter Casey was charged with having been drunk in Argent-street yesterday. Sergeant Diamond said the old man had been before the court a few days ago on a similar charge, and he had since been drinking heavily. He was not quite sober yet, and it would be better to remand him for a few days.

    The SM remanded Casey to appear before the court on Monday next.

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Barrier Miner, Mon 31 Mar 1913 3

POLICE COURT.
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DRUNKENNESS

    Simon Peter Casey, on remand, pleaded guilty to a charge of drunkenness, and was fined 1/-, or the rising of the court.

    There were 16 previous convictions against the defendant.

 



Simon Peter Casey
, 1914

 

Barrier Miner, Fri 19 Jun 1914 4

MELBOURNE QUOTATIONS.
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    Mr W Wiggins was taken to the Hospital to-day, on the advice of Dr Macgillivray, after an attack of fits.

    A small charge sheet was dealt with by Mr CF Butler, SM, in the Police Court this morning. One drunk was, fined 1/-, and another, Simon Peter Casey, who was making his sixth appearance within a month was fined 10/-, or 48 hours imprisonment.

*        *        *        *

    I worked all day, and earned my pay,
       But had felt like a washed out towel;
    I hacked and coughed, my mates had scoffed
       (And the boss helped the general growl),
    But I came to a stop, just in front of a shop
       Where they sold me a medicine pure.
    I’m no longer sore. and I cough no more
       (It was Woods Great Peppermint Cure!)

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Barrier Miner, Thu 31 Dec 1914 5

THE POLICE COURT.
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    Twenty-seven previous convictions against Simon Peter Casey, who was charged at the Police Court tis morning with having been found drunk in Argent-street on December 30. To Mr CF Butler, SM, who was on the bench, Casey stated that he wanted to get out into [the remainder of the newspaper article is illegible].

 



Simon Peter Casey
, 1915

 

Barrier Miner, Tue 2 Feb 1915 6

POLICE COURT.
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    Simon Peter Casey, who had 28 previous convictions against him. was fined 10/- or four days imprisonment in the Police Court this morning for having been drunk and disorderly in Oxide-street.

    Mr CF Butler, SM, was on the bench.

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Barrier Miner, Mon 22 Feb 1915 7

“TOO CONSTANT.”
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    Simon Peter Casey, who had 29 previous convictions against him, was fined 10/- or four days’ imprisonment for drunkenness by Mr CF Butler, SM, in the Police Court this morning. “Will you give me time to pay it, your Worship?” asked Casey. “No,” replied the SM, “yon are too constant.”

 



Simon Peter Casey
, 1917

 

Barrier Miner, Tue 4 Sep 1917 8

AGED MAN FOUND DEAD.
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INQUEST TO BE HELD.
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Broken Hill – annual picnic train, c. 1907. Image: SA State Library collection, B54756/22. Reproduction: Peter de Waal
Broken Hill – annual picnic train, c. 1907. Image: SA State Library
collection, B54756/22. Reproduction: Peter de Waal

    Mr Simon Peter Casey (65), an old resident of Broken Hill, was found dead in his room at the rear of Matters’ dairy, in Williams-street, off Jones-street, this morning. There was a wound about 2in long in his stomach, and a blood-stained knife was lying on a stool close by.

    The deceased was last seen alive at about 7 o’clock last night, when he had a meal and retired. When found by a little boy this morning deceased was lying across a couch, with his feet on the floor.

    Dr Bartley (Government Medical Officer) was summoned, and pronounced life extinct, ordering the removal of the body to the morgue, where it was taken in the Victoria Ambulance.

    The coroner has been informed, and an inquest will be conducted at the Courthouse at 2.30 o’clock this after noon.

    It is stated that Mr Casey had been a sufferer from rheumatics for some time, and had been an outpatient of the Broken Hill Hospital.

THE DEATH OF MR SP CASEY.
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THE INQUEST.
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AN ADJOURNMENT FOR
FURTHER EVIDENCE.
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    The City Coroner (Mr T Hall) this afternoon conducted an inquest at the Courthouse into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Simon Peter Casey, who was found dead in a room at the rear of Matters’s dairy, in Williams-street, early this morning.

    Joseph Francis Bartley deposed that he was a legally qualified medical practitioner and Government medical officer stationed at Broken Hill; about 8 o’clock this morning witness saw the body of deceased in a room in Williams-street; deceased was about 65 years of age; deceased had been dead some hours; he was lying on a couch with both feet on the floor; the body was reclining on the right side; the deceased was practically fully dressed; there was blood on the deceased’s garments and on the floor; on examineing the body witness found on the upper part of the abdomen a penetrating wound two and a half inches long; the wound extended to the right side; on a box near the body witness found a knife (produced), which had been sharpened to a point; the wound described could have beep self-inflicted with the knife; it would require a strong and determined blow from the knife; the cause of death was hemorrhage and shock due to the wound; the deceased probably walked about after inflicting the wound.

    Owen Lloyd Matters, a schoolboy, deposed that he knew Casey, who was in his father’s employ; deceased slept in a room at the rear of witness’s father’s residence; witness last saw deceased yesterday; deceased was then having tea; witness next saw Casey at about 6.30 o’clock this morning; witness went to call deceased, but received no reply; witness then knocked at the door, but received no reply; witness then opened the door and entered the room; deceased was lying on a couch with both feet hanging over the side; there was a lot of blood about; witness went and informed his father.

    Stanley Bennett Matters deposed that he was an engine fitter; witness gave the deceased employment out of consideration of his circumstances; the deceased told witness that he was in poor circumstances; witness last saw deceased alive last night, and he was then in good spirits; deceased seemed depressed owing to the strike.

    To Sergeant Blackie: Deceased once told witness that he could do no work and might starve; witness told deceased that he would always provide for him.

    Henry Fotherby deposed that he was a dairymen; witness was well acquainted with the deceased, who was once in his employ; deceased was a single man, born in Ireland, and was about 65 years of age; deceased had been in Australia about 11 years; deceased had told witness that he was an old military and naval man, and had taken part in many engagements with the American Indians; deceased had contracted rheumatics as the result of frostbite in Klondyke; deceased was a well-read man.

    To Sergeant Blackie: Witness had missed a knife similar to the one produced.

    Sergeant Blackie asked for a remand in order that the police might produce further evidence.

    The inquest was adjourned until September 18, at 2.30 o’clock.

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The Advertiser, Wed 5 Sep 1917 9

DEMENTED THROUGH
RHEUMATISM.

Broken Hill, September 4.

    Simon Peter Casey (65), for many years a resident at Broken Hill, committed suicide last night by inflicting a wound on his stomach. The deceased had lately been a severe sufferer from rheumatism.

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Barrier Miner, Wed 5 Sep 1917 10

THE DEATH OF MR SP CASEY.
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THE INQUEST.
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AN ADJOURNMENT FOR
FURTHER EVIDENCE.
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    The City Coroner (Mr T Hall) on Tuesday conducted an inquest at the Courthouse into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Simon Peter Casey, who was found dead in a room at the rear of Matters’s dairy, in Williams-street, early this morning.

    Joseph Francis Bartley deposed that he was a legally qualified medical practitioner and Government medical officer stationed at Broken Hill; at about 8 o’clock this morning witness saw the body of deceased in a room in Williams-street; deceased was about 65 years of age; deceased had been dead some hours; he was lying on a conch with both feet on the floor; the body was reclining on the right side; the deceased was practically fully dressed; there was blood on the deceased’s garments and on the floor; on examining the body witness found on the upper part of the abdomen a penetrating wound two and a half inches long; the wound extended to the right side; on a box near the body witness found a knife (produced), which had been sharpened to a point; the wound described could have been self-inflicted with the knife; it would require a strong and determined blow from the knife; the cause of death was hemorrhage and shock due to the wound; the deceased probably walked about after inflicting the wound.

    Owen Lloyd Matters, a schoolboy, deposed that he knew Casey, who was in his father’s employ; deceased slept in a room at the rear of witness’s father’s residence; witness last saw deceased yesterday; deceased was then having tea; witness next saw Casey at about 6.30 o’clock this morning; witness went to call deceased, but received no reply; witness then knocked at the door, but received no reply; witness then opened the door and entered the room; deceased was lying on a couch with both feet hanging over the side; there was a lot of blood about; witness went and informed his father.

    Stanley Bennett Matters, deposed that he was an engine fitter; witness gave the deceased employment out of consideration of his circumstances; the deceased told witness that he was in poor circumstances; witness last saw deceased alive last night, and he was then in good spirits; deceased seemed depressed owing to the strike.

    To Sergeant Blackie: Deceased once told witness that he could do no work and might starve; witness told deceased that he would always provide for him.

    Henry Fotherby deposed that he was a dairymen; witness was well acquaiuted with the deceased, who was once in his employ; deceased was a single man, born in Ireland, and was about 65 years of age; deceased had been in Australia about 11 years; deceased had told witness that he was an old military and naval man, and had taken part in many engagements with the American Indians; deceased had contracted rheumatism as the result of frostbite in Klondyke; deceased was a well-read man.

    To Sergeant Blackie: Witness had missed a knife similar to the one produced.

    Sergeant Blackie asked for a remand in order that the police might produce further evidence.

    The inquest was adjourned until September 18, at 2.30 o’clock.

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The Express and Telegraph, Wed 5 Sep 1917 11

DEMENTED THROUGH
RHEUMATISM.

Broken Hill, September 4.

    Simon Peter Casey (65), for many years a resident at Broken Hill, committed suicide last night by inflicting a wound on his stomach. The deceased had lately been a severe sufferer from rheumatism.

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Observer, Sat 8 Sep 1917 12

OLD RESIDENT’S DEATH.

    BROKEN HILL, September 4.—Simon Peter Case (65), an old resident of Broken Hill committed suicide last night at his residence, in William street, by cutting a deep wound in his abdomen with a knife. Deceased, who had lately been suffering from rheumatism, was a prominent member of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Singleton Argus, Sat 8 Sep 1917 13

GLEANINGS
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    Simon Peter Casey, aged 65, for many years a resident of Broken Hill, was found dead at his home with a wound cut in his abdomen. Lately he had suffered severely from rheumatism.

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Barrier Miner, Tue 18 Sep 1917 14

THE DEATH OF MR SP CASEY.
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THE ADJOURNED INQUEST.
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    The City Coroner (Mr T Hall) this afternoon conducted the adjourned inquest at the Courthouse into the circumstances surrounding the death of Simon Peter Casey, who was found dead in a room at the rear of Matter’s dairy, in Williams-street, early on the morning of September 4

    Constable Burke, deposed that he saw the body at deceased’s residence on September 4, and found a knife and a box near by.

    The Coroner found: “That Simon Peter Casey, at his residence in Williams-lane on September 4, was found dead with a knife wound in his chest, and that he died from the effects of the wound in the chest which was inflicted by himself whilst temporarily insane.”

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Barrier Miner, Wed 19 Sep 1917 15

THE DEATH OF MR SP CASEY.
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THE ADJOURNED INQUEST.
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    The City Coroner (Mr T Hall) this afternoon conducted the adjourned inquest at the Courthouse into the circumstances surrounding the death of Simon Peter Casey, who was found dead in a room at the rear of Matter’s dairy, in Williams-street, early on the morning of September 4

    Constable Burke deposed that he saw the body at deceased’s residence on September 4, and found a knife and a box near by.

    The Coroner found: “That Simon Peter Casey, at his residence in Williams-lane on September 4, was found dead with a knife wound in his chest, and that he died from the effects of the wound in the chest which was inflicted by himself whilst temporarily insane.”

 


1     Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Tue 10 Jan 1905, p. 1. Emphasis added.

2     Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Thu 27 Mar 1913, p. 2.

3     Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Mon 31 Mar 1913, p. 5.

4     Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Fri 19 Jun 1914, p. 4. Emphasis added.

5     Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Thu 31 Dec 1914, p. 2.

6     Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Tue 2 Feb 1915, p. 2.

7     Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Mon 22 Feb 1915, p. 3.

8     Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Tue 4 Sep 1917, pp. 2, 4. Emphasis added.

9     The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Wed 5 Sep 1917, p. 6.

10   Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Wed 5 Sep 1917, p. 6. Emphasis added.

11   The Express and Telegraph, (Adelaide, SA), Wed 5 Sep 1917, p. 3.

12   Observer (Adelaide, SA), Sat 8 Sep 1917, p. 21.

13   Singleton Argus, (NSW), Sat 8 Sep 1917, p. 1.

14   Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Tue 18 Sep 1917, p. 4. Emphasis added.

15   Barrier Miner, (Broken Hill, NSW), Wed 19 Sep 1917, p. 6. Emphasis added.