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1899, Derenzie Perceville Quill - Unfit For Publication
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Western Star and Roma Advertiser, Wed 1 Feb 1899 1

ANOTHER MYSTERY IN BRISBANE.
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(By Telegraph.)

Brisbane, January 30.


    At the St George Police Court on January 20 (reports the Standard), a man named Derenzie Perciville Kwill [sic], on remand from Goodooga, charged with an unnatural offence, was committed for trial at the next sittings of the Circuit Court, Roma, to be held on the 4th April next. The evidence elicited at the preliminary enquiry at Goodooga, and the prisoner’s own admissions, showed his conduct to be utterly vile, and is totally unfit for publication.

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Western Star and Roma Advertiser, Sat 1 Apr 1899 2

ROMA CIRCUIT COURT.
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    THE half-yearly sittings of the Circuit Court will be held at Roma on Tuesday next, Sir Samuel Griffith, Chief Justice, presiding. There are no civil cases set down for hearing. The criminal cases are as follow:—
    George Jeremy (21), wounding with intent to murder one Alice May Beazley, Mungindi.
    Derenzil Percival Quill (21), unnatural offence, St George.
    Neddy, aboriginal native (40), murder, Thargomindah.
    Denis Whelan, (34), false pretences, three charges.
    John Riley, alias Thomas Hanlon, (21), horse stealing; for sentence.
    Richard Riley, alias James Homer, alias Carnarvon Jimmy, (20), horse stealing; for sentence.

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The Brisbane Courier, Wed 5 Apr 1899 3

QUEENSLAND.
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(From Our Own Correspondents.)
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ROMA.
Supreme Court Sittings.

April 4.

    The Criminal Sittings of the Supreme Court were held to-day, before his Honour Mr Justice Real, Mr Kingsbury being Crown prosecutor. There were six cases set down for hearing. Derezel Percival Quill pleaded guilty to committing an unnatural offence near St George, and was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude.

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The Queenslander, Sat 8 Apr 1899 4

ROMA.

April 4.

    The Criminal Sitting of the Supreme Court were held to-day, before his Honour Mr Justice Real, Mr Kingsbury being Crown prosecutor. There were six cases set down for hearing.

    Derezel Percival [aka Derenzie Perceville] Quill pleaded guilty to committing an unnatural offence, [sodomy on James McNaughton], near St George, and was sentenced to five years’ penal servitude.

    Neddy, an aboriginal, was found guilty of the manslaughter of another aboriginal at Durham Downs in December last, and was sentenced to three years’ penal servitude.

    John Riley, alias Thomas Hanlon, and Richard Riley, alias “Carnarvon Jimmy,” pleaded guilty to the charge of horse-stealing, and were each sentenced to two years’ hard labour in Brisbane Gaol.

 


1     Western Star and Roma Advertiser, (Toowoomba, Qld), Wed 1 Feb 1899, p. 2.

2     Western Star and Roma Advertiser, (Toowoomba, Qld), Sat 1 Apr 1899, p. 2. Emphasis added.

3     The Brisbane Courier, Wed 5 Apr 1899, p. 5.

4     The Queenslander, Sat 8 Apr 1899, p. 662. Emphasis added.