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Evening News, Thu 27 Mar 1879 1


    CENTRAL POLICE COURT.—Michael Sullivan at this court, yesterday, was convicted of indecency in Hyde Park, and sentenced to pay a fine of £3, or to be imprisoned for a period of two months.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 27 Mar 1879 2


    At the CENTRAL POLICE COURT, yesterday, the Police Magistrate was assisted in the Crime Court by Messrs Gorus, Renwick, Booth, and Penfold.

    Patrick Cleary was convicted of being an habitual drunkard, and was sentenced to be imprisoned six months.

    Michael Sullivan, 60, was sentenced to pay a penalty of 60s, or to be imprisoned two months, on conviction of having, between the hours of 4 and 5 on Tuesday afternoon, offended against decency in Hyde Park. 

    Emma Knock, 15, charged by Edward Knock, her father (she has no mother), with wandering about in the company of common prostitutes, was order to be sent to Biloela. She said that she had been in service at Mr Sullivan’s, at Ultimo, and would have been there but for her brother having assaulted her on Monday night, and given her a black eye, which she did not like her employer to see (her right eye was black and almost closed up). Her father said that on the occasion referred to her brother was trying to get her home.


1  Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Thu 27 Mar 1879, p. 3.

2  The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 27 Mar 1879, p. 6. Emphasis added.