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1858, Robert Kendall - Unfit For Publication
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The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Wed 17 Mar 1858 1

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
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BATHURST CIRCUIT COURT.

    The Assizes for this District opened on Monday last, before his Honor Mr Justice Dickinson, who had arrived in town on the preceding evening. The Barristers present were Mr MH Stephen, who acted as Attorney-General; Mr Dalley, MP and Mr Holroyd. Mr Semphill acted as Crown Solicitor, and the Sheriff (Mr Ryan Brennan) was also present.

    After the usual preliminaries had been gone through, the following cases were called on for hearing.

UNNATURAL CRIME.

    Robert Kendall, was charged with having, at Mudgee, in the month of October last, committed an unnatural crime upon a cat.

    The prisoner was undefended and pleaded not guilty.

    The circumstances are necessarily quite unfit for publication. The jury almost immediately found the prisoner guilty of the attempt, and he was sentenced to two years’ hard labour in Parramatta gaol.

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Empire, Sat 20 Mar 1858 2

BATHURST CIRCUIT COURT.
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(From the Bathurst Times, March 17.)
MONDAY, MARCH 15th.

    The Circuit Court was opened before his Honor Mr Justice Dickinson.
    Mr Semphill, his Honor’s associate, read the usual proclamation against vice and immorality.
     Mr Matthew Henry Stephen handed in a commission, from which it appeared that he was appointed by the Governor-General to prosecute for the Crown at the present assizes.
     The members of the bar present, in addition to Mr Stephen, were Mr Holroyd and Mr Dalley.

BESTIALITY.

    Robert Kendall was indicted for having at Mudgee, on the 13th of October last, committed an unnatural crime.

    The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was undefended.

    The evidence was of too disgusting a character for publication. Suffice it to say, that it went rather to show an attempt to commit the offence charged, than an actual perpetration of it.

    His Honor briefly summed up, and the jury, after a short consultation, found the prisoner guilty of the attempt to commit the felony.

    His Honor sentenced the prisoner to be imprisoned, and kept to hard labour in Parramatta gaol for the period of two years.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 20 Mar 1858 3

BATHURST ASSIZES.
TUESDAY, MARCH 16.

UNNATURAL CRIME.

BEFORE His Honor Mr Justice Dickinson.

    Robert Kendall was indicted yesterday for having committed an offence of a character disclosing evidence and circumstances which are quite unfit for publications.

    The jury immediately found him guilty, and he was sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour in Parramatta gaol for two years.


1  The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Wed 17 Mar 1858, p. 2.

2  Empire, Sat 20 Mar 1858, p. 4.

3  The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 20 Mar 1858, p. 4.