Below also see: Edward Stanley Carter, 1936,
Edward Stanley Carter, 1942,
Edward Stanley Carter, 1951
The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate, Wed 10 Aug 1921 1
PARRAMATTA POLICE COURT
Monday, 8th August, 1921.
(Before Mr AJ Piesley, SM.)
A young man, named Edward Stanley Carter, was arraigned to answer the serious charge of indecently exposing himself in the presence of a female on 1st August, 1921.
The accused, who pleaded guilty, was defended by Mr MH Fitzhardinge, of Messrs Bowden and Bowden; Sergt Osborne prosecuted.
In the box, Sergt Walsh said he had arrested the defendant on the 2nd inst; he admitted having exposed himself to a woman at the rear of the house in which he had been staying.
SM: Do you know anything else but what he told you.
Witness: I read a statement to him, which he said was true.
To the SM: There were eleven in the family to which defendant belonged; he was the only one who had ever been in trouble; but there had been a number of complaints of a similar nature against accused.
Mr Fitzhardinge asked His Worship to extend the provision of the First Offenders’ Act ; it was the first occasion upon which the defendant had been before the Court; he came from a very respectable family. He had suddenly taken to drink, and evidently this had “produced” trouble. The accused was not over 17. The charges had come as a great shock to the family. They did not even know he had been drinking; they had seen him going to his work daily, and had no idea of what was going on. In the event to the Bench deciding to deal leniently with the accused, the family had guaranteed to keep a very strict watch on him in order to prevent a recurrence, this, rather than to punish him.
Sergt Osborne asked that a very severe punishment be imposed.
The SM said it would be unreasonable to expect otherwise. It would be absolutely a reflection on the public if such an offence were overlooked. Carter would be kept to hard labor for three months.
To a second count of the same description, Carter also pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, the terms to be cumulative.
The Police stated that several other charges of a similar nature had been withdrawn.
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Edward Stanley Carter, Gaol photo sheet 2
Gaol Photo Sheet - Transcribed Details
Date when Portrait was taken: 9-8-1921
Name: Edward Stanley Carter
Native place: Riverstone
Year of birth: 25-6-1904
Trade or occupation
Education, degree of: R&W
Height: 5' 9⅛"
Weight On committal: 149
Colour of hair: Brown
Colour of eyes: Brown
Marks or special features: Minus left thumb
(No. of previous Portrait ... )
Where and When
3 months HL.
Edward Stanley Carter, 1936
The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate, Thu 17 Sep 1936 3
BROKE HIS NOSE
Sequel In Court
John Thompson Smith went to Edward Stanley Carter’s home in Pitt-street, Merrylands, on September 7 to collect some rent.
He received £1—and a broken nose.
At the Parramatta Police Court yesterday, Smith said that Carter gave him a cheque and said that he would pay the balance later.
“I gave him a receipt and handed him a notice to quit,” said Smith. “He made a grab at the cheque he had given me. I turned half-round to put it in my pocket, and he struck me on the nose, breaking it. I attended a local doctor, who straightened out my nose.”
Carter, who pleaded guilty to a charge of assault, said: It was an accident. I never meant to hit him. I was trying to get the cheque off him.”
The magistrate: You made a fairly good job of it, breaking a man’s nose.
Carter was fined £2, with £3/11/- costs.
Edward Stanley Carter, 1942
The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate, Wed 23 Dec 1942 3
ASSAULT ON GIRL
Edward Stanley Carter (39), at the Parramatta Police Court on Monday, was charged with having assaulted Constance Hull at Homebush on December 11 and December 14. He pleaded not guilty.
The girl stated that the assault occurred while she was walking up the steps at Homebush station.
Carter said that his eyesight was bad, and that what happened was an accident.
Convicted, he was sentenced to six months’ hard labor, the magistrate (Mr Sheridan) recommending medical observation.
Pleading guilty to a charge of having behaved offensively at Homebush station on December 14, Carter was fined £5.
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The Biz, Thu 24 Dec 1942 4
MAN GAOLED FOR PINCHING GIRL.
“Morons like you are better in gaol, where you cannot interfere with young girls,” Mr Sheridan, SM, told Edward Stanley Carter, 39, of Merrylands, at Parramatta Court on Monday.
Carter was sentenced to six months’ hard labour for offensive behaviour.
An 18-year-old girl gave evidence that Carter had pinched her on four occasions at Homebush railway station in the week ending December 11.
“He is not as silly as he tries to appear,” the Police Prosecutor (Sergeant Lithgow) told Mr Sheridan, who recommended Carter for medical observation.
Edward Stanley Carter, 1951
The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 13 Sep 1951 5
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1 The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate (Parramatta), Wed 10 Aug 1921, p. 5. Emphasis added.
2 SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6106], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 14 May 1921-7 Feb 1922, No. 18052, p. 148.
3 The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate (Parramatta), Wed 23 Dec 1942, p. 1. Emphasis in original.
4 The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers’ Advocate (Parramatta), Thu 17 Sep 1936, p. 1.
5 The Biz (Fairfield, NSW), Thu 24 Dec 1942, p. 5.
6 The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 13 Sep 1951, p. 24.