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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 25 Jul 1903 1

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.

    The following is the list of causes to be tried at the Central Criminal Court, the sittings of which open on Monday next at Darlinghurst:—

    Charles Cunningham, indecent assault;

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The Daily Telegraph, Wed 12 Aug 1903 2

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
————
(Before Judge Heydon and juries.)

    Mr Herbert Harris prosecuted for the Crown.

CHANGE OF PLEA.

    Charles Cunningham, a middle-aged man, withdrew his plea of not guilty to a charge of criminal assault [indecent assault on Catherine Dobson Watson ] at Lewisham on July 14, and pleaded guilty. Prisoner was remanded for sentence till Thursday.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 12 Aug 1903 3

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Heydon and juries.)

    Mr Herbert Harris was Crown Prosecutor.

THREE TIMES PLEADED.

    Charles Cunningham, a young man, arraigned on a charge of committing a serious assault upon a little girl at Lewisham on July 14, was called, and a jury put in the box. On August 4 accused had pleaded that he was guilty, but on the 6th he withdrew that plea and substituted one of not guilty, with the Judge’s permission. On being again arraigned accused was represented by Mr HA Moss, who advised him to plead guilty. The fresh plea was accepted, and prisoner was remanded for sentence.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 14 Aug 1903 4

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Heydon and juries.)

    Mr Herbert Harris was Crown Prosecutor.

SENTENCE FOR ASSAULT.

    Charles Cunningham, a young man, who had pleaded guilty to a charge of committing an assault upon a girl aged 12 years and 11 months, was sentenced to imprisonment with hard labour for nine months. Mr HA Moss appeared for the prisoner.

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Charles Cunningham, Gaol photo sheet 5

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6068], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1902-1903, No. 9059, p. 296, R5110.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 9059

Date when Portrait was taken: 4-8-1903

Name: Charles Cunningham
(aka William Wells)

Native place: Surry Hills

Year of birth: 1878

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BS

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Dealer

Religion: RC

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 6' 2⅛"

Weight     On committal: 156
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Small long scar near left wrist. Boil scar on right wrist. Brown mole right upper arm. Mole back of neck. Slightly pigeon breasted scar on right side of chest. Large scar below left shoulder blade. Brown mole each side of spinal column. Round scar front of right thigh. Round scar front of left thigh. Scar on both knees; Minus two teeth in top jaw and one in lower

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Newtown PC

Sydney Q.S

11

11

12

  8

1901

1903

Stealing

Indecent assault on a girl under
14 years of age

£5 or 1 month HL

9 months H.L.

 


 

Charles Cunningham, 1908


The Daily Telegraph, Sat 4 Apr 1908
6

QUARTER SESSIONS.
————
(Before Judge Rogers and juries.)

    Mr Cecil White prosecuted for the Crown.

SENTENCED.

    Charles Cunningham, who described himself as a broom and brush dealer, was found guilty on a charge of indecent exposure, and was sentenced to 18 months’ hard labor in Bathurst Gaol.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 4 Apr 1908 7

QUARTER SESSIONS.
(Before Judge Rogers and juries.)

    Mr CA White was Crown Prosecutor.

GROSS MISBEHAVIOUR

    Charles Cunningham was found guilty of gross misbehaviour at North Sydney on March 6, and was sentenced to 18 months’ hard labour in Bathurst Gaol.

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Charles Cunningham, Gaol photo sheet 8

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6072], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1907-1909, No. 10611, p. 338, R5112.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 10611

Date when Portrait was taken: 3-4-1908

Name: Charles Cunningham
(aka William Wells)

Native place: Surry Hills

Year of birth: 26 July 1877

Arrived       Ship: BS
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Dealer

Religion: C of Eng

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 6' 2⅛"

Weight     On committal: 161
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Minus two teeth top and one tooth lower jaw. Brown mole on outside left upper arm small scar and long scar inside left forearm near wrist Boil scar on right wrist Brown mole outside right upper arm Mole on left side back of neck slightly pigeon breasted scar on right side of chest in line with elbow Brown mole on right shoulder. Large scar below left shoulder blade Brown mole left of spinal column Brown mole right of spinal column Round scar front of right thigh scar in front of left thigh scar on both knees

(No. of previous Portrait .. 9059)

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Newtown PC

Sydney Q.S

Burwood PC

Sydney Q.S

11

11

20

  3

12

  8

  9

  4

1901

1903

1906

1908

Stealing

Indecent assault on a girl under 
14 years of age

Wilfully expose his person

Indecent exposure

£5 or 1 month H.L. Served

9 months H.L.

6 months H.L.

18 months H.L.

 


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 25 Jul 1903, p. 9.

2     The Daily Telegraph, Wed 12 Aug 1903, p. 10.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 12 Aug 1903, p. 6.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 14 Aug 1903, p. 8.

5     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6068], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1902-1903, No. 9059, p. 296, R5110.

6     The Daily Telegraph, Sat 4 Apr 1908, p. 18.

7     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 4 Apr 1908, p. 9.

8     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6072], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1907-1909, No. 10611, p. 338, R5112.