The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 21 May 1901 1
COUNTRY QUARTER SESSIONS.
At the Quarter Sessions to-day, before Judge Gibson, Frank Sibraa and Joseph Cronin were charged with stealing a bullock, the property of the London Bank of Australia, Limited. A further charge of receiving was also laid against the accused. A verdict of not guilty was returned. Harry Dangar, an aboriginal, was charged with an offence, and was acquitted.
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The Bourke Banner and Darling River Representative, Wed 22 May 1901 2
Monday, May 20, 1901.
(Before His Honor Judge Gibson.)
The Bourke Quarter Sessions were opened at the local Court House, by his Honor Judge Gibson, on Monday last. Mr Bevan acted as Crown Prosecutor. The legal profession was represented by Messrs Biddulph and Salenger.
Several jurymen were excused for non-attendance, the judge remarking that he had never excused so many before.
Harry Dangar, an aboriginal, was charged with attempted bestiality.
Mr Biddulph appeared for the accused.
The following jury were empanelled: Messrs TD Dowd, JW Cousins, T Scoffield, C Long, J Brown, WH Barnett, CW Warmoll, CHR Ollis, T Munro, M Rosenberg, CM D’Apice, J McQuaid.
After the evidence had been given, which was not fit for publication, the jury retired and in a few minutes returned with a verdict of not guilty and accused was discharged.
For Table Damask go to Rodda’s 9d per yard.
Efforts are being made to start work at the Collarendabri end of the Narrabri-Collarendabri railway.
Rodda’s for all kinds of Boots and Shoes, largest stock in town to pick from.
The West Australian Minister for Lands is pushing forward his ideas on the rabbit question, and evidently intends to stamp out ‘bunny’ without delay.
There are some men howling for a White Australia, and the Jap launders their shirts, and their wives and their sisters, and their cousins and their aunts patronize the Chow cabbage man and the Assyrian hawker – Barrier Truth.
The Utah State House, by a vote of 25 to 17, passed the Evans Bill, the object of which is to restore and continue polygamy in Utah. The bill now goes to the Governor, having already passed the Senate. This action upon the part of the legislature meets with the universal condemnation of the Gentile element.
Mr Coghlan in his Seven Colonies of Australasia, 1899-1900, tells thus:—‘New South Wales is the most backward of the States in regard to Local Government. The principle of Self-Government is on all sides recognised as a sound one, and the various measures have from time to time been placed before Parliament, but so far the Legislature has not succeeded in giving effect to the manifest wishes of the constituencies.’
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The Western Herald and Darling River Advocate, Wed 22 May 1901 3
BOURKE QUARTER SESSIONS.
Monday, May 20, 1901.
(Before His Honor Mr District Court Judge Gibson.)
Messrs Henry Maitland Ware, and Donald Macdonell were sworn in as magistrates.
ALLEGED UNNATURAL OFFENCE.
Harry Dangar (an aboriginal) was charged with having attempted to commit an unnatural offence at North Bourke on March 1. After evidence had been given by Constable [John] Le Lievre, Mr Biddulph addressed the jury, His Honor summed up, and the jury, after a few minutes retirement, returned a verdict of “Not Guilty,” and the accused was discharged.
1 The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 12 May 1901, p. 7. Emphasis added.
2 The Bourke Banner and Darling River Representative, Wed 22 May 1901, pp. 3, 5.
3 The Western Herald and Darling River Advocate, Wed 22 May 1901, p. 2. Emphasis added.