Evening News, Tue 27 Jan 1874 1
POLICE COURTS, THIS DAY
WATER POLICE COURT.
(Before the Water Police Magistrate, with
Messrs Lester, Goold, and Reading.)
Neil Johnston [sic] was convicted of begging alms, and of a further charge of indecent behaviour. The bench fined him £10, or four months’ imprisonment.
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Empire, Wed 28 Jan 1874 2
WATER POLICE COURT.—TUESDAY.
(Before the Water Police Magistrate, with Messrs
Lester, Goold, and Reading.)
Neil Johnston [aka Neil Johnstone] was convicted of begging alms, and of a further charge of indecent behaviour. The bench fined him £10, or four months’ imprisonment.
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 28 Jan 1874 3
CENTRAL POLICE COURT.
BEFORE Messrs Guy, Aaron, and Smart.
Forty-three prisoners were brought before the Bench, eleven of whom were discharged, and one was remanded. Twenty-five persons were fined in sums varying from 5s to 20s on conviction of having been found drunk in public places, and two were fined 40s each for using obscene language.
Two youths, named Lakin and Parsons, were adjudged to be guilty of having conducted themselves in a riotous manner in Newtown Road at 1 o’clock in the morning, and were sentenced to be imprisoned seven days.
Joseph Carne was summarily convicted of having stolen sundry articles of wearing apparel, of the value of 30s, and was sentenced to be imprisoned one month.
Timothy Carey was found guilty of having stolen a scale, valued at 10s, the property of Henry Penny, and was sentenced to be imprisoned six months.
WATER POLICE COURT.
BEFORE the Water Police Magistrate, with Messrs Lester, Goold, and Reading.
Several drunkards were brought up and fined.
William Boyle, charged with being drunk and disorderly in Crown-street, was fined 10s, or four days’ gaol.
James Crane, a seaman belonging to the Damascus, was charged with absenting himself from that vessel without leave, and being convicted, was sent to gaol for fourteen days. The same prisoner was also sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for stealing a coat, the property of Samuel Hawkins.
Henry Lamy, James Johnston, John W Sutton, and George Goodrich, four lads from twelve to sixteen years of age, were brought up on a charge of having in their possession a quantity of brass and lead, supposed to be stolen. The Bench, not wishing to send the lads to prison, ordered them to be bound over to be of good behaviour for a period of six months.
John Jacobson, for deserting from the ship Onward, was sent to gaol for three months.
George Harris, convicted of indecent behaviour in Malcolm’s-lane, was fined 10s, or four days’ gaol.
Neil Johnston, charged with begging alms, and also with using indecent language, was fined £10, or in default to be imprisoned for four months.
Thomas Chapmen, on the complaint of Emma Chapman, was bound over to keep the peace for a period of six months.
1 Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Tue 27 Jan 1874, p. 3.
2 Empire, Wed 28 Jan 1874, p. 2.
3 The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 28 Jan 1874, p. 7. Emphasis added.