The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle, Sat 9 Apr 1870 1
GOULBURN POLICE COURT.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6.
BEFORE Mr Levy.
William Bush was brought up under suspicion of being of unsound mind.
Constable Waters deposed: I arrested defendant yesterday evening at Mandelson’s Hotel; he told me there was a fairy at the back of his ear that told min to do everything; that devils and spirits came into his bedroom at Bungonia and would have torn him to pieces only he prayed, and other rambling statements; he is apparently suffering from palsy; I believe he is of unsound mind.
Defendant was sent to the gaol hospital for fourteen days in default of finding sureties to be of good behaviour.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7.
Before the police-magistrate.
William Butler alias McKeaney, a young man apparently about two-and-twenty, was charged with attempting to commit an unnatural offence at Goulburn, upon Morris [aka Maurice] Wright of New Country Flat. After hearing the evidence, which is unfit for publication, defendant was committed to take his trial.
1 The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle, Sat 9 Apr 1870, p. 4. Emphasis added.