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1909, William Woods - Unfit For Publication
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Below also see: Hancock v. Hancock, 1931– Divorce

 

The Tamworth News and Liverpool Plains and Gwydir Districts’ Advertiser, Mon 29 Nov 1909 1

SUCCESSFUL WELL-BORING.

    A good well of water has been struck on Mr J Farthing’s block 25 by J Halliday. At a depth of 90 ft the supply could not be lowered. The site was selected by Mr Halliday, who has proved himself to be an expert in using the divining-rod, for he has not struck a “duffer” in his experience as a waterfinder. A remarkable feature of this well is that it is sunk on a slope almost in line with two other bores, the one above being three times as deep, and the one below, on much lower ground, being also much deeper. The plant will not be working again until after Christmas.

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QUARTER SESSIONS.

    The Quarter Sessions opened to-day before His Honor Judge Scholes. Mary Elizabeth O’Brien pleaded guilty to forgery and uttering, and was remanded for sentence. Thomas Booth was found guilty of stealing a horse at Uralla from George A Lovegrove, and was remanded for sentence. William Woods was charged with indecent assault, found guilty and was remanded for sentence. Stephen Leslie Bailey was charged with embezzling £4, the property of Bennett and Wood. The jury found him not guilty, and he was discharged. A further report will appear in next issue.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 1 Dec 1909 2

COUNTRY NEWS.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.
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Tamworth, Tuesday.

    The Quarter Sessions opened yesterday before Judge Scholes. Mr RJ Browning was Crown Prosecutor. Thomas Booth was found guilty of a charge of horse stealing, and sentenced to two years’ hard labour in Parramatta Gaol. William Woods, found guilty of assault, was sentenced to 12 months’ hard labour in Grafton Gaol. Mary Elizabeth O’Brien, who pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and uttering, was released under the Crimes Act. Stephen Leslie Bailey pleaded not guilty to a charge of embezzling £4, the property of Bennett and Woods, at Tamworth, on April 7. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and accused was discharged.

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The Tamworth News and Liverpool Plains and Gwydir Districts’ Advertiser, Wed 1 Dec 1909 3

QUARTER SESSIONS.
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Monday, November 27th, 1909.
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Before His Honor, Judge E Scholes.
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    Mr RJ Browning was the Crown Prosecutor.

    The following solicitors were also present in Court:—Messrs Henry Levien, WF Tribe, GM Newman, RJ O’Halloran, AJ Creagh.

    Messrs TW Higgins and HL Fisher were excused for non-attendance as Jurymen.

    Mr CP Dowe was sworn in as a Justice of the Peace.

ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT.

    William Woods (on bail) was charged that on 22 September, at Windy Station, he did indecently assault Alick Blake Hancock 4 [about 18 years of age].

    The following jury were empannelled: [sic] Messrs WH Markwell, JR Watts, WJ Little, Wm Cornish, Geo Sipple, LC Daniell, HC Denning, CB Reid, JB Morrow, SJ Jeffries, GRW McDonald, SA Standring.

    Mr AJ Creagh (of Creagh and Creagh) appeared for the accused. After evidence had been taken, accused was found guilty, and remanded for sentence.

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SENTENCES.
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Tuesday, 30 November.
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    Before the ordinary business of the Court was proceeded with on Tuesday His Honor Judge Scholes passed the following sentence:—

    William Woods, indecent assault on a male person at Windy Station.

    Sentenced to imprisonment for twelve months in Grafton gaol with hard labor.

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William Woods, Gaol photo sheet 5

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6015a], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1909-1910, No. 11179, p. 97, R5113


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 11179

Date when Portrait was taken: 7-12-1909

Name: William Woods

Native place: Scone, NSW

Year of birth: 23-9-1879

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: B.S.

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R and W

Height: 5' 4"

Weight     On committal: 132
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Fair

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Ring on back of left ring finger, fern in pot outside right forearm. Horse shoe inside right forearm scar inside left knee

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Tamworth

29

11

1909

Indecent assault on a male person

12 months HL

 


 

Hancock v. Hancock , 1931

The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 25 Apr 1931 6

IN DIVORCE.
(Before the Judge in Divorce,
Mr Justice Owen.)

HANCOCK v. HANCOCK.

    Sarah Hancock (formerly Wason) petitioned for a dissolution of her marriage with Alick Blake Hancock on the ground of desertion. The parties were married on July 25, 1923, at Cairns, according to the rites of the Church of England. His Honor found the desertion proved, and granted a decree nisi, returnable in six months. Petitioner was given the custody of the child of the marriage and respondent was ordered to pay costs.

    Mr Oswald J Phillips appeared for the petitioner. There was no appearance for the respondent.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 10 Dec 1931 7

IN DIVORCE.
(Before the Judge in Divorce,
Mr Justice Owen.)

DECREES ABSOLUTE.

    His Honor pronounced decrees absolute in the following suits:—

    Sarah Hancock v Alick Blake Hancock,

 


1     The Tamworth News and Liverpool Plains and Gwydir Districts’ Advertiser, Mon 29 Nov 1909, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 1 Dec 1909, p. 12. Emphasis added.

3     The Tamworth News and Liverpool Plains and Gwydir Districts’ Advertiser, Wed 1 Dec 1909, p. 2.

4     To view the digitised WWI service record (No. 1128) of Alick Blake Hancock go to: www.naa.gov.au. Below also see Hancock’s 1931 divorce.

5     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6015a], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1909-1910, No. 11179, p. 97, R5113.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 25 Apr 1931, p. 6.

7     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 10 Dec 1931, p. 6.