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Illawarra Mercury, Tue 21 Nov 1876 1

Friday, November 17.
(Before the Police Magistrate,)

    John Robert [aka Henry Robert] appeared in custody, charged with three offences, viz., stealing a horse, stealing a saddle aud bridle, and committing an unnatural offence on a man named King.

    The alleged offences were committed at Appin, and Robert was accordingly remanded to the Campbelltown Bench to be dealt with.

    Prisoner, who represents himself as an Italian, was apprehended on board the collier Mary Warner, in Belmore Basin.

    The police in this town had him under their observation for a day or two, and in the meanwhile two constables arrived from Campbelltown, and Robert was at once arrested.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 8 Dec 1876 2


    Tasmania (s.), Scotia, City of Hobart (s.), Duckenfield, Vibilia, for Newcastle; Mary Warner, for Wollongong; Gem, Venture, Will Watch, for Port Stephens.


1     Illawarra Mercury, (Wollongong, NSW), Tue 21 Nov 1876, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, (NSW), Fri 8 Dec 1876, p. 4. Emphasis added.