Evening News, Tue 18 Jan 1881 1
NEWS FROM MUDGEE.
At the Gulgong Police Court, Isaac Sassell [sic], a youth aged 16 years, was committed for trial to Mudgee assizes, to be held in April next, on a charge of beastiality [sic]. The case was made out on the evidence of two married women, who witnessed the occurrence.
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Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Tue 18 Jan 1881 2
A youth 16 years of age, at Gulgong police court, has been committed for trial on a charge of beastiality, on the evidence of two married women.
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The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thu 20 Jan 1881 3
(From the Herald, Echo, and Evening News.)
(Evening News.)—A commencement was made with the extension of the railway line from Gunnedah to Narrabri, this day, at 12 o’clock.
(Herald.)—The District Court opened yesterday at 10 am, before Judge Docker. The barristers attending were Mr Healey and Mr O’Meara. There were fifteen cases. The Court rose at 5 pm, the business being completed.
There had been copious rains during thirty-six hours, and a most acceptable change to graziers and farmers has taken place.
The Rev Mr Gray and Mr Warden Casey are recovering from their late accidents.
(Herald.)—Mr Lardner, the coroner, and sergeant McCormack, returned from Lionsville this afternoon, after holding an inquiry as to cause of the recent fire at Bassetti’s store. The jury returned a verdict that the place had been wilfully set on fire by some person unknown. There is very little chance of this mysterious affair being cleared up satisfactorily.
On Thursday last, a man named Harvey, in the employ of the Rev C Greenway, of this city, dropped down dead in the harness-room. A magisterial inquiry was held the same day, and the cause of death was ascertained to be heart disease.
(Evening News.)—Captain Craig, late senior warden of the Abercorn Lodge, was buried yesterday at Nowra with Masonic honours. The funeral was largely attended, the procession being led by Masons in full regalia. The ceremony throughout was impressive, and faithfully carried out.
(Evening News.)—At the Gulgong police court, Isaac Sassell, [aka Isaac Saicil], a youth aged 16 years, was committed for trial to Mudgee Assizes, to be held in April next, on a charge of bestiality, [with a sheep ]. The case was made out on the evidence of two married women, who witnessed the occurrence.
1 Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Tue 18 Jan 1881, p. 2.
2 Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Tue 18 Jan 1881, p. 2.
3 The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thu 20 Jan 1881, p. 6. Emphasis added.