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Below also see: John Kilduff, 1866 


The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 20 Jul 1865 1


POLICE OFFICE, Saturday.—Before Messrs Johnston and Tuckerman, Justices of the Peace.

   John Kilduff, of Pitt Town, common ranger, was placed in the dock charged with rape on the person of a girl, thirteen years of age, named Walters. It appeared that last Wednesday night, about 7 o’clock, the prosecutrix was returning from a visit to a friend’s at Lower Pitt Town, to a Mrs Civils with whom she usually stayed, when prisoner, being on horseback, overtook her on the road, and offered violence to her. The details of a disgusting character, the case was heard with closed doors. Drs Day and Dowe, having examined the girl, deposed that she bore no marks of having been violated. The Bench committed the prisoner for trial at the next Quarter Sessions, Windsor, for an attempt at rape, and allowed bail. Mr Walker watched the case for the prisoner.



John Kilduff, 1866 


The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 31 Jan 1866 2


    STEAM ON THE HAWKESBURY.—This matter, which has been agitated for so long a time, we are glad to state is now likely to be brought to a successful issue. A public meeting was held at Mr Black’s Inn, Wiseman’s Ferry, for the purpose of urging some decisive steps for the formation of a company. The meeting was well attended. Mr James Ascough, JP, occupied the chair, and briefly explained the object of the meeting. Resolutions were unanimously carried in favour of the company being established; the capital to be £1200 in £1 shares. Messrs Ascough, Burgess, and Wilson were appointed a provisional committee to prepare a prospectus for a company, and carrying into effect the resolutions of the meeting. About 400 shares were promised to be taken up by those present. Another meeting will shortly be held at Portland Head; also one at Windsor.
    COMMITTALS.—At the Police Office, on Tuesday, the 23rd instant, John Kilduff and Charles Pooley were committed for trial at the ensuing Quarter Sessions, March 1st, for riotous conduct on the morning of New Year’s day; bail allowed. Four others were discharged.

    Weather showery.


1  The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 20 Jul 1865, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2  The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 31 Jan 1866, p. 5. Emphasis added.