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1875, Marie Angi Menard - Unfit For Publication
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The Wagga Wagga Advertiser, Wed 15 Sep 1875 1


    At the Police Court yesterday, before the Police Magistrate, and Mr JJ Fennell, Esq, JP, a man named Marie Ange [sic] Menard was committed for trial for bestiality.

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The Wagga Wagga Advertiser, Sat 2 Oct 1875 2


The following cases are for trial at the Circuit Court to be opened on Monday:—  Joseph Smith, horse-stealing.

    Edward McCabe, Daniel Abbot, and George Edward Thomas, assault and robbery.

    Marie Ange Menard, unnatural assault.

    Ah George, attempt to stab.

    In addition to the above there is the case of Paine, for shooting at Sergeant Condell at Gundagai, and one or two others out on bail, the particulars of which we were unable to obtain, as the gaoler at Wagga was without and official knowledge of the charges.

    HIS HONOR Mr Justice Fawcett will, we believe, arrive here to-day, and will be accompanied by the following barristers:—The Hon Edward Butler, QC, Mr MH Stephen, and Mr CJ Manning (Crown Prosecutor). We have not heard the name of the Crown Solicitor. We also understand that Mr Fitzhardinge, attorney of Sydney, elder brother of Mr HB Fitzhardinge, will also come, as he has acted for Mr Flood in his case against Mr Fennell, for which Mr Butler has been retained for the former, and Mr Stephen for the latter.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 6 Oct 1875 3




    At the Circuit Court, yesterday and to-day, Thomas Dodd, for stealing a cheque, was found guilty; Abbott, Thomas, and McCabe, for assault and robbery, were found guilty; William Paine, of Gundagai, for shooting at sergeant, was acquitted—he was defended by Mr Butler; Samuel Kelson, for horse-stealing, was found guilty; Menard, for an unnatural crime, was found guilty; Joseph Smith, for horse-stealing, was found guilty; James Dacey, for wounding cattle maliciously, was acquitted—Mr Butler defended him; Leonard Buttersley, for horse-stealing, was found guilty; AH George, for attempt to stab, was found guilty of a common assault.

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The Wagga Wagga Advertiser, Wed 6 Oct 1875 4


    The Circuit Court was opened at 10 o’clock on Monday morning by his Honor Mr Justice Faucett.

    Mr CJ Manning conducted the cases for the Crown, instructed by Mr Charles Walsh, of the Crown Solicitor’s Office.


    His Honor took his seat at ten o’clock.


    Marie Ange [aka Angi] Menard, charged as above, [bestiality with a bitch ], was found guilty and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in Goulburn gaol. 



1  The Wagga Wagga Advertiser, Wed 15 Sep 1875, p. 2.

2  The Wagga Wagga Advertiser, Sat 2 Oct 1875, p. 2. Emphasis added.

3  The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 6 Oct 1875, p. 5. Emphasis added.

4  The Wagga Wagga Advertiser, Wed 6 Oct 1875, p. 2.