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1902, Frederick James Towell - Unfit For Publication
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The Daily Telegraph, Fri 28 Nov 1902 1

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
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(Before Judge Gibson.)

    Mr H Harris prosecuted for the Crown.

A SERIOUS OFFENCE.

    Frederick James Towell, an elderly man, pleaded not guilty to a charge of having, on October 22, at Sydney [Prince Alfred Park] committed a serious offence [exposed his person]. He was undefended, but after a brief retirement the jury found him guilty. He was remanded for sentence, leave being given him to produce evidence of character.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 28 Nov 1902 2

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Gibson and juries.)

    Mr Herbert Harris, Crown Prosecutor.

MISCONDUCT.

    Frederick James Towell, aged about 38, pleaded not guilty to a charge of having on October 22, at Sydney, committed a serious offence against decency. Accused was undefended. The jury found the accused guilty, and he was remanded for sentence, permission being given him to produce evidence of character.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 3 Dec 1902 3

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Gibson and a jury.)

    Mr HM Hamilton, Crown Prosecutor.

SENTENCE.

    Frederick James Towell, who had been convicted of a serious and unnatural offence at Sydney no October 22, was sentenced to imprisonment with hard labour for 18 months.

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Frederick James Towell, Gaol photo sheet 4

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6068], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1902-1903, No. 8841, p.51, R5110.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 8841
E[ntry] Book 02. 4248

Date when Portrait was taken: 27-11-1902

Name: Frederick James Towell

Native place: Ireland

Year of birth: 1861

Arrived       Ship: Duke of Sutherland
in Colony    Year: 1884

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Gardener

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R W

Height: 5' 9½"

Weight     On committal: 172
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features: 2 faint vaccine marks outside left upper arm faint round scar outside right forearm just above wrist scar in hollow between eyes black mole on left side of chest light mole 6½ (?) front ditto small brown patch inside left shin. 3rd toe left foot slightly deformed

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Water PC 

Sydney Q.S

27

27

  2

11

1899

1902

Drunk 

Indecent exposure

10/- or 2 days C

18 months H.L.

 


1     The Daily Telegraph, Fri 28 Nov 1902, p. 8.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 28 Nov 1902, p. 3.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 3 Dec 1902, p. 6.

4     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6068], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1902-1903, No. 8841, p.51, R5110.