Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /nfs/c07/h03/mnt/178353/domains/unfitforpublication.org.au/html/plugins/system/gantry/gantry.php on line 406
1868, William Moore - Unfit For Publication
Text Size



Below also see: William Moore, 1870

 

The Bega Gazette and Eden District or Southern Coast Advertiser, Sat 2 May 1868 1

LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
———•———


     POLICE COURT BEGA.—On Saturday last, the 25th instant, William Moore was brought before the Bench charged by the police with the commission of an unnatural crime. The prisoner was fully committed to Darlinghurst to take his trial.

    COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS will be held at Bega on Tuesday next, the 5th May.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Empire, Thu 4 Jun 1868 2

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
WEDNESDAY.
(Before Honor Judge Francis.)

SODOMY.

    William Moore, an elderly man, was charged with having, at Bega, on the 21st of April last, attempted to commit an unnatural crime on one Isaac Larry, an aboriginal. Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was undefended. The particulars of the case are wholly unfit for publication. Prisoner stated that he was drunk.

    The jury, without leaving the box, found the prisoner guilty, and he was remanded for sentence.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 4 Jun 1868 3

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
WEDNESDAY.

    Before Mr District Judge Francis.

INDECENCY.

    William Moore pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging him with an assault upon one Isaac Larry, an aboriginal, with intent to commit a capital crime. The particulars of this case are unfit for publication, and the only defence made by the prisoner was that he was intoxicated at the time the assault was committed. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and was remanded for sentence.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 6 Jun 1868 4

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
FRIDAY.

    Before Mr District Judge Francis.

SENTENCES.


    William Moore, convicted of an indecent assault with intent to commit a capital crime, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in Darlinghurst gaol, with hard labour.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Bega Gazette and Eden District or Southern Coast Advertiser, Sat 20 Jun 1868 5

LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
———•———


    COURT OF PETTY SESSIONS.—Owing to the non-attendance of magistrates, no Court was held on Tuesday last.

    METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.—William Moore, found guilty of an attempt to commit an unnatural offence, was sentenced to two years’ hard labour. His Honor commented very strongly on the disgusting nature of the prisoner’s offence, and gave him the highest sentence the law would allow.

 


 

 William Moore, 1870

 

The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser, Sat 23 Jul 1870 6

Latest Intelligence.
———◦———
ARMIDALE GENERAL AND QUARTER SESSIONS.

    Yesterday this Court was opened, at 10 am, before his Honor Judge Meymott. The Barristers present were Mr Rogers, Crown Prosecutor; and Messrs Wisdom, MP, and Faithfull.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser, Sat 23 Jul 1870 7

ATTEMPTING AN UNNATURAL OFFENCE.

    William Moore was indicted for having, at Yarrowitch, on the 25th April last, attempted to commit an unnatural offence.

    Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was undefended.

     Frank Munford [aka Mumford] and Henry Windsor, sawyers at Yarrowitch, proved the charge. They are both young men, and apparently attending a night school on the station. They drove prisoner from their hut between 9 and 10 in the evening, and on the next day Munford gave information to the police at Walcha. From the evidence of Sen Constable Scott, it appeared that upon Munford’s information he arrested the prisoner on the 7th May. He also stated that he had information that the prisoner had served a sentence of two years at Port Macquarie for a similar offence. It also seemed that he was known to the Crown Prosecutor to have been imprisoned at Darlinghurst for the same crime; and Mr Buchanan, PM, said he had to punish him since his confinement in Armidale for unnatural conduct.
His Honor remarked to the jury that he considered the indictment clearly made out, and that he hoped they would not wish him to repeat the evidence, which he considered polluting to Christian ears.

    The Jury found a verdict of guilty.

    In reply to his Honor, prisoner [William Moore] said he had been married, that his wife had been dead 15 years, and that he had two children.

    His Honor said he looked upon the prisoner as a beast in human shape; that it would have served the prisoner right if he had been thrashed within an inch of his life; and that; in all probability, if he continued his unnatural practices, he would some day be hanged. He sentenced him to be kept at hard labour in Maitland gaol for four years.

    The Court was adjourned till half-past 2 pm.

 


1  The Bega Gazette and Eden District or Southern Coast Advertiser, (NSW), Sat 2 May 1868, p. 2.

2  Empire, Thu 4 Jun 1868, p. 3.

3  The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 4 Jun 1868, p. 2.

4  The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 6 Jun 1868, p. 4.

5  The Bega Gazette and Eden District or Southern Coast Advertiser, (NSW), Sat 20 Jun 1868, p. 2. Emphasis added.

6  The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser, Sat 23 Jul 1870, p. 3.

7  The Armidale Express and New England General Advertiser, Sat 30 Jul 1870, p. 3. Emphasis added.