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Evening News, Thu 30 Mar 1882 1

BREVITIES.
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    Michael Kennedy, aged 27, a seaman, a native of New Brunswick, was committed for trial yesterday at the Water Police Court on a charge of beastiality [sic].

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 30 Mar 1882 2

POLICE.
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WATER POLICE COURT.

    The bench in the Charge Court was occupied yesterday by Mr Buchanan, SM, Mr Marsh, SM, disposed of a number of cases in the Small Debts Court.

    Before Mr Addison, SM, Michael Kennedy, 27, and described as a seaman, was charged with a nameless offence. He was committed to take his trial at the next Court of Quarter Sessions.

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The Daily Telegraph, Fri 14 Apr 1882 3

LAW INTELLIGENCE.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.—Thursday, April 13.

(Before Mr District Court Judge Cohen).

    The Metropolitan Quarter Sessions were resumed this day at 10 o’clock. Mr PJ Healy and Mr F Smyth prosecuted for the Crown.

    UNNATURAL OFFENCE.—A man named Wm [aka Michael] Kennedy  was found guilty of attempting to commit an unnatural offence, [bestiality ], at Sydney,  on the 28th March. Remanded for sentence.

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Evening News, Fri 14 April 1882 4

QUARTER SESSIONS.
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(Before Mr District Court Judge Cohen.)
THURSDAY, APRIL 13.

ATTEMPTED BEASTIALITY.

    Michael Kennedy was found guilty of attempting to commit an unnatural offence at Sydney on the 28th March. His Honour remanded him for sentence.

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Evening News, Sat 15 April 1882 5

QUARTER SESSIONS.
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FRIDAY.
(Before Mr District Court Judge Cohen.)

SENTENCE.

    Michael Kennedy, convicted on the previous day of attempting to commit an unnatural offence, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment.

    A number of cases were postponed to next sessions, and the magistrates’ appeals were fixed for Wednesday, the 26th, to which day the Court adjourned.

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The Daily Telegraph, Sat 15 Apr 1882 6

QUARTER SESSIONS.—Friday, April 14.

(Before His Honor Mr District Court Judge Cohen).

    The Court resumed at 10 o’clock this day, Mr PJ Healey, with Mr F Smyth, prosecuted for the crown.

    The following jurymen were each fined 40s for non-attendance:—Edward Harris, R Garlick, G Sainty, Hector Ross, W Treadale, R Audsley, and Patrick Mulcahy.

    UNNATURAL OFFENCE.— Michael Kennedy, previously convicted of an unnatural offence, was brought up for sentence. The judge ordered him 12 months’ gaol, with hard labour.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 15 Apr 1882 7

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
FRIDAY.

    The Metropolitan Quarter Sessions were resumed at Darlinghurst this morning. Mr District Court Judge Cohen presided, and Mr Healey prosecuted for the Crown.

JURORS FINED.

    The following jurymen were each fined 40s. For non-attendance:—Edward Harris, R Garlick, G Sainty, Hector Ross, W Treadale, R Audsley, and Patrick Mulcahy.

INDECENT OFFENCE.

    Michael Kennedy, found guilty on the previous day of attempting to commit an indecent offence, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment. 

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Michael Kennedy, Gaol photo sheet 8

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6044] , Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1881-1883, No. 2594, p. 119, R5100.

 


Gaol Photo Sheet - Transcribed Details

No. 2594
2368.82

Date when Portrait taken: 30 March 1882

Name: Michael Kennedy

Native place: New Brunswick

Year of birth: 1853

Arrived        Ship: Matthew
in Colony }   Year: 

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Seaman

Religion: Baptist

Education, degree of: R & W

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Blue

Height: 5' 9"

Weight     On committal: 164
in lbs     }  On discharge:  

Marks or Special Features:

Where and when tried: Sydney Quarter Sessions
13 April 1882

Offence: Attempt to commit Bestiality

Sentence: 12 months HL Sydney gaol

Remarks: 

 

 (No. of Previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

 

 

  

 

Nil

 

   


1  Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Thu 30 Mar 1882, p. 3.

2  The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 30 Mar 1882, p. 7.

3  The Daily Telegraph, Fri 14 Apr 1882, p. 4.

4  Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Fri 14 Apr 1882, p. 2.

5  Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Sat 15 1882, p. 5.

6  The Daily Telegraph, Sat 15 Apr 1882, p. 7.

7  The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 15 Apr 1882, p. 7.

8  SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6044], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1881-1883, No. 2594, p. 119, R5100.