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The Cooma Express, Wed 30 Mar 1887 1


    CORRESPONDENCE and other matter held over.

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    A LIST of the District Court cases is published elsewhere.

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    TURKEYS are now selling in Cooma at 5/6 per pair for gobblers, and 4/- for hen birds.

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    BARLEY.—Mr JJ Shields has threshed a large quantity of splendid barley this season.

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    LAND COURT in Cooma on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4th, 5th and 6th.

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    POTATOES sold in Cooma auction on Saturday at 3/- per cwt. The sample was very fair.

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    THE Amalgamated Friendly Societies have decided not to hold a picnic and sports on Easter Monday. The ball and refreshments will take place in the Cooma School of Arts in the evening.

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    THE LAND BILL.—On the fourth page of the present impression will be found a copy of the proposed amendments in the Land Act , together with remarks of Mr Henry Dawson, MP on them.

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    BEGA, Wednesday.—Lovely weather. Attendance at Show 2000. Exhibition all round very good. Fruit, fancy work, and vegetables excellent; flowers, fair; horses, good; cattle so good.

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  The following conditional purchase was taken up at the Cooma Land Office on Thursday last: No. 11, James Wheatley, 100 acres, county Wallace, parish Townsend; being measured portion No. 146 of 100 acres.

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    CATTLE STEALING.—At the Nimitybelle [sic] Police Court on Saturday last, a case against one John Barry, for stealing a roany bullock, the property of Mr JJ Devereux, of The Springs, Rock Flat, was postponed till Saturday next.

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    At the late Candelo Show The dove was awarded first prize for being the best blood mare on the ground, and Sea King—winner of the Monaro Jockey Club Handicap of 1882—received the blue ribbon for best thoroughbred stallion.

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    THE SESSION LIST.—To-day the criminal calendar opens when the following cases will be heard:—Michael Wholohan, attempted rape, near Nimitybelle; Martin Feehan, stealing a one-pound note at Nimitybelle, both out on bail; Hugh Burke, larceny as bailee, of a saddle; and Wee Ahn, [aka Wee An] bestiality, near Nimitybelle.

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    INDIAN MAIZE.—We have been shown a sample of maize equal to anything from the Clarence, grown by Mr R Gillen, of Murrumbucca, who will realize 150 bushels from less than an acre-and-a-half. The sample stalk was 10 feet 6 inches high, and bore several cobs. This will show what can be brown on Monaro with anything like favourable seasons. Mr Gillon, who is a thorough farmer, has been producing maize on his little farm for several years past.

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Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Sat 2 Apr 1887 2


    The Cooma Quarter Sessions commenced on Wednesday before Judge McFarland, Mr Dillon acting as Crown Prosecutor. The following cases were heard:—Hugh Burke pleaded guilty to stealing a saddle and was sentenced to 12 months; Michael Wholohan, charged with attempted rape, was defended by Mr Elles and was acquitted; Ah Woo [sic] was found guilty of an attempt at bestiality and sentenced to two years.

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Wee Ann, Gaol photo sheet 3

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6048], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1886-1887 No. 3840, p. 81, R5102.

Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 3840

Date when Portrait was taken: 19-4-1887

Name: Wee Ann

Native place: China

Year of birth: 1849

Arrived       Ship: Not known
in Colony }   Year:

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Cook

Religion: Pagan

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 7"

Weight     On committal: 134
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Black

Colour of eyes: Black

Marks or special features:

Where and when tried: Cooma Q.S.
30 March 1887

Offence: Bestiality

Sentence: 2 years HL

Remarks: Died in Gaol

 (No. of Previous Portrait ...  ) 


Where and When Offence. Sentence








1   The Cooma Express, Wed 30 Mar 1887, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2   Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Sat 2 Apr 1887, p. 4. Emphasis added.

3   SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6048], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1886-1887 No. 3840, p. 81, R5102.