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1889, John Angus - Unfit For Publication
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The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Tue 30 Jul 1889 1

LOCAL AND GENERAL.
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    PRISONERS FOR TRIAL—The undermentioned prisoners are under committal in gaol to take their trial at the Court of Quarter Sessions to be holden at Bathurst on the 5th August:—John Angus, attempt bestiality; Thomas Slater, obtaining goods by means of valueless cheques (3 charges); Louis Britton, breaking, entering and stealing; William John Craig, stealing; Joseph Abdullah, sodomy.

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The Bathurst Times, Tue 6 Aug 1889 2

BATHURST QUARTER SESSIONS.
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MONDAY, AUGUST 5.
(Before Mr District Court Judge Docker.)

    The Court opened at 10 o’clock, when the barristers present were— Mr Harris (Crown Prosecutor), Mr D Buchanan, and Mr W Edmunds. Clerk of the Peace, Mr WR Beaver. The solicitors present were— Mr SW Webb, Mr McPhillamy, Mr FB Kenny, Mr AG Thompson, and Mr Kenna (of Molong).

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6th.

    His Honor took his seat at 9 am.

UNNATURAL OFFENCE.

    John Angus was charged with attempting to commit an abominable offence upon a horse near Mitchell.
    Prisoner was undefended.
    The evidence was totally unfit for publication. His Honor briefly summed up the facts of the case, and the jury returned a verdict of guilty. Sentenced to 12 months.

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The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Thu 8 Aug 1889 3

COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 6th.
(Before his Honor Judge Docker.)

    His Honor took his seat on the bench at 9 o’clock.

ATTEMPTED ABOMINABLE OFFENCE.

    John Angus was indicted for that he on the 29th April at Coolamitchel did attempt to commit an abominable offence.
    Prisoner pleaded not guilty and was undefended.
    The evidence was entirely unfit for publication, and after hearing it the jury returned a verdict of guilty.
    Sentence: 12 months’ hard labour in Bathurst Gaol.

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John Angus, Gaol photo shee4

SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/5957], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 561, p. 5, R5084.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 561
Bathurst

Date when Portrait was taken: July 1889

Name: John Angus

Native place: England

Year of birth: 1829

Arrived       Ship: Kangaroo
in Colony }   Year: 1863

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: C of Eng

Education, degree of: Nil

Height: 5' 2"

Weight     On committal:
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Grey

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features:

Where and when tried: Bathurst Q.S.
6th August 1889

Offence: Attempt Bestiality

Sentence: 12 months HL

Remarks: Bathurst Gaol

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

 

 

 

 

Nil

  

 


1   The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Tue 30 Jul 1889, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2   The Bathurst Times, Tue 6 Aug 1889, p. 2.

3   The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Thu 8 Aug 1889, p. 2.

4   SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/5957], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. 561, p. 5, R5084.