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1895, Michael John Ryan - Unfit For Publication
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The Pastoral Times, Sat 7 Sep 1895 1

DENILIQUIN POLICE COURT.
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Monday, September 2.
(Before the Police Magistrate)

Tuesday, September 3.
(Before the Police Magistrate)

    John Simmons for drunkenness was discharged with a caution.
    Kitty (an aboriginal) was similarly dealt with.

Wednesday, September 4.
(Before Mr Alex McCullough, JP.)

    Joseph Jackson for drunkenness was discharged.

Thursday, September 5.
(Before Mr A McCullough, Esq, JP.)

    Michael John Ryan charged with attempted bestiality was remanded till Monday next.

Friday, September 6.
(Before the Police Magistrate)

    Fegus Mackenzie v. John Hynes, claim £5 10s for wages (Mr Wilkinson for complainant) the case was settled.

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The Pastoral Times, Sat 14 Sep 1895 2

DENILIQUIN POLICE COURT.
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Saturday, September 7.
(Before the Police Magistrate)

    Jackey Lewis for being drunk and disorderly was fined 5s or 24 hours.

Monday, September 9.
(Before the Police Magistrate)

ALLEGED BESTIALITY.

    Michael John Ryan was charged with attempted bestiality and was defended by Mr Wilkinson.

    (The ?) case was heard with closed doors. Evidence (was ?) given by Constable [Thomas] Hurst who arrested the (accused ?), to the effect that he detected the accused (in ?) (a ?) compromising position at the rear of (Tatber’s ?) Hotel at a quarter to one o’clock on Thursday (morning ?) last week. A cow was in a bail and legged along side of the accused. The accused ran (away ?) as soon as he saw the policeman and was captured a few yards away. The clothes of the accused were disarranged and witness charged him (with ?) tampering with the cow. Accused denied (having ?) done so, but subsequently begged to be let (?). He said he had been drinking and did not know what he was doing. He was then taken to (the ?) lockup.

    Evidence was given by Constable [William Hersop] Heward as to (the ?) condition of the clothes of the accused when (brought ?) to the lockup; and by James Mason who (said ?) he had found the cows unaccountably bailed (on ?) two previous mornings.

    The accused reserved his defence and was committed for trial to the next Circuit Court to be (held ?) in Deniliquin during the month of October, (bail ?) being allowed in two sureties of £100 each or (one ?) surety of £200.

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The Pastoral Times, Sat 5 Oct 1895 3

DENILIQUIN CIRCUIT COURT.
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Friday, October 4.
(Before His Honour Sir William Windeyer.)

ALLEGED ATTEMPTED BESTIALITY.

    Michael John Ryan was charged with (attempted ?) bestiality at Deniliquin on the fifth of September last, and pleaded not guilty.

    The following jury was sworn:—James (?), Robert Hennessy, H Belbin, Max (?), (?) Beere, W Leetham, FS Coates, T (?), (?), G Hutton, W Blair, and G (?).

    Accused was defended by Mr (Hughes ?) Instructed by Mr HL Wilkinson.

    Evidence was given by Constable Heward (who ?) arrested the accused, and by Constable Hurst, (and ?) James Mason. The details are unfit for (publication ?).

    The jury, after being locked up for (?) returned into court with a verdict of guilty (of ?) attempt, and the prisoner was (remanded ?) (for ?) sentence.

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Barrier Miner, Tue 8 Oct 1895 4

THE CIRCUIT COURT.
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A POSTPONEMENT.

IN consequence of Mr Justice Windeyer being delayed at Deniliquin, the Circuit Court which was to have been opened at Broken Hill on Monday next will not be opened until Tuesday. A proclamation to this effect is being issued this afternoon; and jurors and others interested are asked to note the change.

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The Pastoral Times, Sat 12 Oct 1895 5

DENILIQUIN CIRCUIT COURT.
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Saturday, October 5.
(Before His Honour Sir William Windeyer).

    When the Court opened Michael John Ryan, who was convicted on the previous day, was brought up for sentence.

    His Honor stated that he had taken the case into consideration since the previous day, and had decided not to sentence the prisoner to imprisonment, but would allow him out on bail under the First Offenders’ Act , for twelve months, provided two sureties in £25 each, for his good behaviour during that period, could be found.

    When the sureties were presented an application was made for permission for the prisoner to leave the colony, and this was granted conditionally that he reported himself to the Superintendent of Police at Deniliquin every three months.

    The bonds were then signed, and the prisoner was discharged from custody.

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Riverine Herald, Sat 12 Oct 1895 6

DENILIQUIN CIRCUIT COURT.
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Friday, October 4.
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(Before His Honor Sir William
Windeyer.)

ALLEGED ATTEMPTED BESTIALITY.

    Michael John Ryan was charged with attempted bestiality at Deniliquin on the fifth of September last, and pleaded not guilty.

    The following jury was sworn:—James Roach, Robert Hennessy, H Belbin, Max Grant, FW Beere, W Leetham, FS Coates, T Holy, C Sutherland, G Hutton, W Blair, and G Evans.

    Evidence was given by Constable Hurst, who arrested the accused, and by Constable Heward and James Mason. The details are unfit for publication.

    The jury, after being locked up four hours, returned into court with a verdict of guilty of attempt, and the prisoner was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, with hard labor, in Deniliquin gaol. On the following day the accused was liberated under the First Offenders’ Act .

 


1     The Pastoral Times, Sat 7 Sep 1895, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2     The Pastoral Times, Sat 14 Sep 1895, p. 3. Emphasis added. The marginal text of the newspaper was not microfilmed, hence some words could not be transcribed.

3     The Pastoral Times, Sat 5 Oct 1895, p. 2. Emphasis added. The marginal text of the newspaper was not microfilmed, hence some words could not be transcribed.

4     Barrier Miner, Tue 8 Oct 1895, p. 4.

5     The Pastoral Times, Sat 12 Oct 1895, p. 4.

6     Riverine Herald, (Echuca, Vic; Moama, NSW), Sat 12 Oct 1895, p. 4. Emphasis added.