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Evening News, Sat 1 Sep 1888 1

A HORRIBLE CHARGE.
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    Henry Murphy, 14, and Charles Bloomfield, 16, drovers, were charged in the Newtown Police Court on Friday with having committed a wicked and horrible offence. The evidence was heard with closed doors, and at the conclusion both the accused were committed for trial at the Court of Quarter Sessions. Bloomfield was allowed bail, but Murphy’s application for bail was refused.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 6 Oct 1888 2

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
FRIDAY.
(Before his Honor Mr District Court Judge DOCKER.)

    Mr GH Fitzhardinge appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Crown.

AN OFFENCE.

    Two lads, named Henry Murphy and Charles Bloomfield, were found guilty of an attempt to commit an unnatural offence. The jury, in giving their verdict, recommended the prisoners to mercy on account of their youth, and they were remanded for sentence.

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The Daily Telegraph, Mon 8 Oct 1888 3

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 6.
(Before Judge Dowling.) [sic]

    Mr Fitzhardinge appeared on behalf of the Crown.

SENTENCES.


    Henry Murphy and Charles Bloomfield, two lads, who had been found guilty of bestiality at Homebush, were sentenced each to 12 months’ imprisonment, with hard labor, in Darlinghurst Gaol. Separate treatment was ordered for the prisoners.

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Evening News, Mon 8 Oct 1888 4

BREVITIES.
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(Saturday’s Brevities.)


    Amongst others the following sentences were passed at the Court of Quarter Sessions this morning:

    Henry Murphy and Charles Bloomfield, unnatural offence, twelve months’ hard labor each.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 8 Oct 1888 5

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
SATURDAY.
(Before Mr District Court Judge DOCKER.)

    Mr GH Fitzhardinge appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Crown.

SENTENCES.

    Henry Murphy and Charles Bloomfield, who were found guilty of attempting to commit an unnatural offence and recommended to mercy by the jury on account of their youth, were each ordered to be kept under separate treatment, with hard labour, for a period of one year, in Darlinghurst gaol.

    The Court was adjourned until Tuesday morning.

 


1   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Sat 1 Sep 1888, p. 6.

2   The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 6 Oct 1888, p. 10.

3   The Daily Telegraph, Mon 8 Oct 1888, p. 3.

4   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Mon 8 Oct 1888, p. 6.

5   The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 8 Oct 1888, p. 3.