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The Brisbane Courier, Sat 25 Oct 1890 1

QUEENSLAND.
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(From Our Own Correspondents.)
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Toowoomba, October 24.

    A shearer named Aaron Masters was committed for trial to-day at the Police Court on a charge of forging and uttering a valueless cheque for £25 in Toowoomba. The evidence showed that the prisoner had been shearing at Eton Vale, and when being paid he asked for a blank cheque for sending a remittance, and a forged cheque for £25 purporting to be signed by James Tyson corresponded to the blank cheque thus obtained. Mr Tyson denied any knowledge of the prisoner.

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The Brisbane Courier, Fri 5 Dec 1890 2

QUEENSLAND.
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(From Our Own Correspondents.)
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Toowoomba, December 4.

    The Toowoomba District Court sat to-day. Judge Paul presided, Mr FW Dickson being Crown Prosecutor. An elderly man named A [sic] Aaron Masters pleaded guilty to forging and uttering a cheque for £25, signed “James Tyson,” and was sentenced to eighteen months’ imprisonment, but was released under provisions of the First Offenders’ Probation Act . John Brown Dickins, a middle-aged man, was charged with forging a cheque for £7, purporting to be signed by Giles Bros, a firm of produce dealers in Toowoomba. The evidence showed that the cheque was forgery, and was uttered by a man who was seen in the prisoner’s company, but was not apprehended at the time. The prisoner said he had never been in trouble before, and the jury found him guilty. A previous conviction against the prisoner, when he was sentenced to eighteen months’ imprisonment for forgery at Townsville, was proved. The prisoner admitted it, and was then sentenced to three years’ penal servitude. The civil cases to-day were not important.

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The Queenslander, Sat 6 Dec 1890 3

LATE TELEGRAMS.
(From Our Own Correspondents.)

Toowoomba, December 4.

    The Toowoomba District Court sat to-day. Judge Paul presided, Mr FW Dickson being Crown Prosecutor. An elderly man named A Aaron Masters pleaded guilty to forging and uttering a cheque for £25, signed “James Tyson,” and was sentenced to eighteen months’ imprisonment, but was released under provisions of the First Offenders’ Probation Act . John Brown Dickins, a middle-aged man, was charged with forging a cheque for £7, purporting to be signed by Giles Bros, a firm of produce dealers in Toowoomba. The evidence showed that the cheque was forgery, and was uttered by a man who was seen in the prisoner’s company, but was not apprehended at the time. The prisoner said he had never been in trouble before, and the jury found him guilty. A previous conviction against the prisoner, when he was sentenced to eighteen months’ imprisonment for forgery at Townsville, was proved. The prisoner admitted it, and was then sentenced to three years’ penal servitude. The civil cases to-day were not important.

 


 

Aaron Masters, 1892

 

The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Tue 27 Sep 1892 4

GUNNEDAH.

Monday evening.

    The Quarter Sessions is sitting to-day before Judge Gibson. In consequence of the flood which is now up in Maitland-street, many jurymen are unable to attend the court, and has caused a deal of inconvenience. Mr Bedwell, addressing his Honor, said he would, at the Council meeting to-night, move that the Government be requested to furnish two boats, one for the town, and the other for the Mooki crossing, and would be pleased if his Honor would endorse the application. His Honor consented to do so.

    The river had risen twenty-three feet above summer level at ten this morning, and was then stationary, but has again commenced rising. Eight inches of water has to come here yet.

    Weather now fine.

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Aaron Masters, Gaol photo sheet 5

NRS2326 3_14127 photo 860 Aaron Masters


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 860

Date when Portrait was taken: 1 Nov 1892

Name: Aaron Masters
(aka Arthur Brooks)

Native place: England

Year of birth: 1837

Arrived       Ship: Not known
in Colony }   Year: –

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: Wesleyan

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 6"
Weight     On committal: 152
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Grey

Colour of eyes: Blue

Marks or special features:

Where and when tried: Gunnedah Q.S.
27 September 1892

Offence: Attempted Bestiality

Sentence: 2½ years HL.

Remarks: [Discharged] by remission 26-10-1894

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence


Toowoomba DC
  Queensland

 

4

 

12



1890 



Forgery and Uttering

 

18 months H.L.

 

 


1   The Brisbane Courier, Sat 25 Oct 1890, p. 5.

2   The Brisbane Courier, Fri 5 Dec 1890, p. 5. Emphasis added.

3   The Queenslander, Sat 6 Dec 1890, p. 1097. Emphasis added.

4   The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Tue 27 Sep 1892, p. 5.

5   SRNSW: NRS2326, [3/14127], Maitland Gaol Photograph description sheets, 1873-1922, No. 860, p. 94, R5128.