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1887, William Russell - Unfit For Publication
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 18 May 1888 1

COUNTRY NEWS.
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(By Telegraph.)
(From Our Correspondent.)
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Newcastle, Thursday.


    A reinforcement of police will arrive from up country to-night, to preserve order on the expected arrival of the Afghan, with Chinese on board.

Wentworth, Thursday.

Early, c. 1880, view of Wentworth showing residences on a wide street, viewed from the Court House across Darling Street, with the Darling River running parallel behind. Image: SA State Library collection, PRG 1258/2/2772. Reproduction: Peter de Waal
Early, c. 1880, view of Wentworth showing residences on a wide
street, viewed from the Court House across Darling Street, with
the Darling River running parallel behind. Image: SA State Library
collection, PRG 1258/2/2772. Reproduction: Peter de Waal

    The Pastoral Show will be held on the 4th and 5th July, and a race meeting will be held on the 6th. The show promises to be a great success. The programme published a few weeks ago has been substituted by a fresh one, containing about 60 extra special prizes, given at the meeting held last night.

    Seventeen points of rain fell here last night, but more fell round the district.

    A publican was fined to-day for supplying an aboriginal with liquor.

    The [quarter] sessions open on Monday. Mr Coffee, the Crown Prosecutor, arrived to-night. Judge Backhouse is expected on Saturday.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 22 May 1888 2

WENTWORTH QUARTER SESSIONS.
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(By Telegraph.)
(From Our Correspondent.)
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Wentworth, Monday.

    At the quarter sessions to-day Samuel Fox, who was in custody on a charge of indecent assault, was discharged on his own recognisance of £100 to appear at the next sessions.

    Henry West, late Alderman of Wentworth, and a large contractor, was found guilty of obtaining £200 under false pretences from Harry Wheelwright, and was sentenced to l8 months’ imprisonment in Wentworth gaol.

    W[illia]m Russell, an old man, charged with an assault on a boy 7 years old, pleaded guilty to a common assault, and was sentenced to two years in Hay gaol.

 


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, (NSW), Fri 18 May 1888, p. 8. Emphasis added.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, (NSW), Tue 22 May 1888, p. 8. Emphasis added.