The Illawarra Mercury, Thu 28 Mar 1901 1
Tuesday, March 26.
(Before his Honor Judge Fitzhardinge).
Mr J Armstrong prosecuted for the Crown; Lieut-Col Chisholm, PM, represented the Sheriff, and Mr HS Bingle acted as Clerk of the Peace.
Alfred Broadhead was fined £2 for non-attendance as a juror.
James Hill pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting a boy, [ William Thomas Leslie Newton, 14] , at Fairy Meadow. Sentenced to nine months’ hard labor in Darlinghurst Gaol.
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Darlinghurst gaol entrance and description book 1900-1 2
|April||3 ||1612||James Hill||No fixed place||Fitzhardinge||March||26 ||Wollongong|| Indecently
a male person
|9 months HL|
|If born out
|Ireland||Not known||RC||Laborer||40||5||10||Black||Black||R&W|| Melbourne
| To Parramatta
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South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus, Sat 30 March 1901 3
The sittings of the Criminal Court of the South Coast district began in Wollongong, on Tuesday, Judge Fitzhardinge presiding. Mr J Armstrong acted as Crown Prosecutor.
James Hill, indecent assault on a male person. Prisoner stated that he had been drinking during the day. Sentenced to nine months’ hard labor in Darlinghurst Gaol.
1 The Illawarra Mercury, Thu 28 Mar 1901, p. 2.
2 SRNSW: NRS2137, [5/1953], Darlinghurst Gaol entrance and description book, 1900-1901, R2359.
3 South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus, (NSW), Sat 30 Mar 1901, p. 8.