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1902, Thomas Farley - Unfit For Publication
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 25 Dec 1901 1

POLICE COURTS.
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    A charge of Misconduct.—At the Newtown Police Court on Monday, before Mr Wilshire, SM, Thomas Farley, aged 22, was charged with having misconducted himself at Annandale. Mr James W Abigail appeared for the defence. The accused was sentenced to be imprisoned for six months, the sentence to be concurrent with one of nine months’ imposed upon the accused on charges of a similar character, but from which sentence the accused has appealed. Mr Abigail, on behalf of the accused, also gave notice of appeal from the sentence imposed upon this occasion.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 27 Mar 1902 2

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Rogers, as an Appeal Court.)

    Mr Dawson appeared for the Crown.

APPEALS.

    Thomas Farley appealed against a determination of Mr Payten, SM, convicting him of indecency at the Old Canterbury-road, Petersham, on December 13 last. Mr JW Abigail appeared for appellant. The conviction was sustained, with £5 5s costs, payable within 14 days. In another case in which Farley appeared as appellant a postponement was granted, with £3 3s costs of the day.

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The Daily Telegraph, Mon 28 Apr 1902 3

LAW NOTICES.
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SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.

    Appeals.—The Court will sit on Monday morning next (28th inst), at 10.30, for the hearing of appeals against estreats, and also for the hearing of the undermentioned appeals against the decisions of magistrates, viz:— Thomas Farley, exposure; Henry Archibald, stealing; Ah Foo and Ah Yick, breach of Games and Wagers Act ; Jeremiah O’Donnell, assault in company.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 28 Apr 1902 4

LAW NOTICES.
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SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS.

    The Court will sit on Monday morning, 28th instant, at 10.30, for the hearing of appeals against estreats, and also for the hearing of the undermentioned appeals against the decisions of magistrates, viz:—Thomas Farley, exposure; Henry Archibold, [sic] stealing; Ah Foo and Ah Yick, breach of the Games and Wagers Act ; Jeremiah O’Donnell, assault in company.

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The Daily Telegraph, Tue 29 Apr 1902 5

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
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(Before Judge Murray.)
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APPEALS AGAINST CONVICTIONS.

EXPOSURE.

    Thomas Farley appealed against three sentences for indecent exposure. Mr JW Abigail appeared on his behalf.

    It appeared that Farley had been sentenced for these offences to terms of imprisonment amounting to ten months’ hard labor. Mr AF Dawson, who appeared for the Crown, consented to the imprisonment being reduced to six months, commencing from that day. Mr Abigail consented, and the appeals were withdrawn without costs.

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Evening News, Tue 29 Apr 1902 6

SUPPOSED INCENDIARISM.
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    Judge Murray sat yesterday at the Quarter Sessions, Darlinghurst, to hear appeals. In the case of Thomas Farley, who appealed in three charges of indecency, the accused had been sentenced to terms of imprisonment amounting to ten months’ hard labor. Mr AF Dawson, who appeared for the Crown, consented to the imprisonment being reduced to six months, commencing from Monday. This being agreed to, the appeals were withdrawn.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 29 Apr 1902 7

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Murray.)

    Mr CG Wade, Crown prosecutor.

APPEALS.

    Several jurors who had been fined recently for non-attendance appealed for remission of the fines imposed. They gave, on oath explanations of their absences, and his Honor remitted the fine in all cases.

    Thomas Farley appealed against three convictions on charges of misconduct before females. Mr James W Abigail appeared for appellant and Mr AF Dawson for the Crown. Farley had been sentenced to terms of imprisonment aggregating a year and ten months with hard labour. Mr Abigail stated that by arrangement with the Crown he would withdraw the appeals under certain conditions. Mr Dawson consented to the reduction of the sentence to imprisonment for six months, with hard labour, to start from April 28. The Crown asked for costs, but his Honor declined to allow costs. The appeals were accordingly dismissed and the convictions upheld, while the sentences were varied.

 


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 25 Dec 1901, p. 3.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 27 Mar 1902, p. 4.

3     The Daily Telegraph, Mon 28 Apr 1902, p. 8. Emphasis added.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 28 Apr 1902, p. 3. Emphasis added.

5     The Daily Telegraph, Tue 29 Apr 1902, p. 8.

6     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Tue 29 Apr 1902, p. 5.

7     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 29 Apr 1902, p. 7.