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The Mining Record and Grenfell General Advertiser, Sat 14 Mar 1868 1
GRENFELL POLICE COURT. 2
Tuesday, March 10.
(Before the Police Magistrate.)
Guiseppe [sic–Joseph] Geroni, an Italian, was charged with indecent exposure of his person to one Caroline Hope.
The evidence of the prosecutrix clearly proved the offence, and the Bench sentenced prisoner to 3 months hard labour in Bathurst gaol.
Friday, March 13.
(Before the Police Magistrate.)
Robert Howland was sued by AG Finch, for £16-0s-6d, wages alleged to be due for working a share in the Young Australian reef.
The complainant deposed that he entered into defendant’s service on the 21st November last, and that he worked in the said claim until the 7th instant. Received £4 on account, leaving a balance due to him of £16-6d
Complainant called on John O’Flaherty, who stated he called on defendant on Friday last, and told him the result of the crushing from the Young Australian reef. Defendant said he would have nothing more to do with reef. Saw complainant working the share in question, which adjoins the claim witness is working at.
Defendant, being sworn, stated he paid complainant £4 on account. Never told him to cease working on the claim. Last Monday or Tuesday told Howland that he would give the share up. Had told complainant’s mates the same on Friday or Saturday last. Believed it to be payable until the crushing.
Verdict for £16-6d, and the costs, 6s-6d—or, in default of payment, 14 days imprisonment. Warrant of distress to issue immediately.
Guiseppe Geroni, 1894
Evening News, Tue 30 Oct 1894 3
AN AMATEUR PROPHET.
Mr Guiseppe Geroni, of Dapper, near Cobbora, writes: “Please warn the coastal steamers to beware of very bad weather from the north-east and north-west during December next.”
The weather reports at 9 o’clock this morning state that it was raining at Balranald, Deniliquin, Gundagai, Hay, Moulamein, and Urana, while it was showery at Albury and Euston. At other places it was either dull or cloudy. The wind was from various quarters, and the sea was smooth generally.
Although the temperature yesterday reached a maximum of 71 deg[rees], it seemed much cooler because of the splendid breeze that prevailed all day, and the night being almost chilly in its freshness.
A Bega correspondent says that although the country looks well, soaking rain is wanted.
Thunderstorms were prevalent at Bellinger last week. The weather now is fine and hot. At Deniliquin 44 points of rain fell on Saturday night. The Murray at Albury is rising, and the river at Tocumwal is falling. The Edwards River is rising slowly, and the water is over some of the smaller bridges around the town.
A Windsor correspondent reports that a disastrous hailstorm passed over Sackville and the lower portions of the Hawkesbury on Friday last. The hail was as large as pigeons’ eggs.
1 The Mining Record and Grenfell General Advertiser, (NSW), Sat 14 Mar 1868, p. 4. Emphasis added.
2 Australian Town and Country Journal, (Sydney, NSW), Sat 14 May 1870, p. 13. Emphasis added.
Grenfell, although one of the youngest of the mining townships of New South Wales, is a place of considerable population and trade, although not now quite what it was in the palmy days of the Emu Creek Gold-field. The town runs round the foot of a spur, ending on a flat facing the older diggings, and higher up on the same spur stand two churches, one an iron one, belonging to the Roman Catholics, and a wooden one used by the members of the Church of England and Wesleyans.
There are three banks, branches of the Oriental, the Australian Joint Stock, and Bank of New South Wales. A building of a temporary character is occupied as a public school-house, but it is contemplated to erect a new one. There are several private schools. The school of arts is well supported; debating and reading classes have been established, and there are about 600 volumes in the library.
There are two foundries in Grenfell, and some very heavy castings are turned out. The court-house has been described as a “small corrugated iron pot, in which justice fries and freezes, and culprits melt away,” but strong efforts are being made by Mr EA Baker, MLA for the Southern Gold-fields, who hails from Grenfell, to induce the Government to undertake the erection of a suitable building.
There are several large stores in the town, of which the principal are Messrs Watson Brothers (one of whom represents tho district of the Lachlan in the Assembly), and McConnell’s and Booth’s.
There are thirteen hotels, the chief of which are the Thistle, the Albion, and Tattersall’s.
The last escort to Sydney from Grenfell took down 2464oz 13dwt 23gr of gold, and £890 cash. Some idea of the value of shares in the Grenfell quartz reefs may be gathered from the fact that £2130 were paid for a share in No. 1 north, O’Brien’s, and £1720 for another; and two shares were absolutely given away that afterwards produced £4300 each.”
3 Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Tue 30 Oct 1894, p. 3. Emphasis added.