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1888, William Lee - Unfit For Publication
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The Western Herald and Darling River Advocate, Wed 31 Oct 1888 1

BOURKE QUARTER SESSIONS.
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MONDAY, 29th OCTOBER, 1888.
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(Before His Honor Judge Backhouse.)

    The bar was represented by Mr Dawson (Crown Prosecutor), Mr Blackett, barrister. Messrs Biddulph, Ryan, Neville, and Eves, (Brewarrina) (solicitors) also occupied seats at the professional table.

UNNATURAL OFFENCE.

    William Lee was charged as above.

    The following jury were impannelled:—[sic

       W Middleton
       KC MacKenzie
       Patrick McQuire
       Malcolm Robinson
       Henry Morgan
       Samuel Johnson

    James Gibson
    Henry Dean
    FA Sharp
    Hans Mattison
    J McLaughlan
    Thos W Kelly

 

    The evidence in this case was similar to that given at the Police proceedings a few days since.
    The Crown Prosecutor opened the case for the Crown very briefly.
    The evidence abduced is necessarily unfit for publication.
    Accused [William Lee] made a statement strongly denying the charge.
    His Honor summed up to the jury who after the retirement of a short time brought in a verdict of “Guilty.” The accused was remanded for sentence.

SENTENCES.

At 2 o’clock His Honor passed the following sentences:

    William Lee, attempted sodomy and indecent assault, five years on each count; sentences to be concurrent.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 1 Nov 1888 2

BOURKE QUARTER SESSIONS.
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(By Telegraph.)
(From Our Correspondent.)
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Bourke, Wednesday.

    The Quarter Sessions concluded yesterday. The following sentences were passed:—Cyrus Huxley, for riot, two years in Dubbo gaol; Malcolm P Muir, larceny, 12 months in Bourke gaol; Charles McHenry, larceny, nine months in Bourke gaol; Owen Coleman, attempting suicide, one month’s imprisonment; Cubby, for indecent assault, 18 months in Dubbo gaol; William Lee, indecent assault, five years’ imprisonment.

    The District Court sat till late last night, and finished the business. There was nothing of special importance.

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William Lee, Gaol photo sheet 3

SRNSW: NRS2397, [3/6009], Parramatta photographic description book, 1880-1891, No. 435, p. 197, R5136. SRNSW: NRS2397, [3/6009], Parramatta photographic description book, 1880-1891, No. 435, p. 197, R5136.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 3    435
Parramatta

Date when Portrait was taken: 28 December 1888

Name: William Lee
(aka William Collins)

Native place: England

Year of birth: 1839

Arrived       Ship: Lightning
in Colony }   Year: 1846

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Miner

Religion: Ch Eng

Education, degree of: Read & W

Height: 5' 5¼"

Weight     On committal:
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: [Illegible]

Colour of eyes: [Illegible]

Marks or special features: Scar under left eye, slightly bald, several scars [remainder illegible]

Where and when tried: Bourke Q.S.
30 October 1888

Offence: Attempted sodomy

Sentence: 5 years PS.

Remarks:

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Tamworth Q.S

Mudgee Q.S

Glen Innes Q.S

Walcha PC

Armidale

 4

15

  8

13

14

  9

  5

  1

  3

  2

1870

1872

1875

1875

1878

Uttering forgery

Burglary and stealing from the person

Larceny

Gambling & Vagrancy

Stealing from the person

2 years HL

18 months H.L.

2 months HL

3 months HL

5 years Roads

 

 


1   The Western Herald and Darling River Advocate, Wed 31 Oct 1888, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2   The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 1 Nov 1888, p. 7. Emphasis added.

3   SRNSW: NRS2397, [3/6009], Parramatta photographic description book, 1880-1891, No. 435, p. 197, R5136.