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1928, Edward Bridge - Unfit For Publication
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 17 Sep 1928 1

Monday, September 17.


    William Walton and Albert Hurley, stealing from the person; George Newton Sammons and Arthur Emerson, break, enter, and steal; Edward James Bridge, lewdness; Willie Ah Ping, stealing.


    Alderman JM Dunningham, the selected Nationalist candidate for Coogee, speaking at Randwick, declared that every effort put forward to have the eastern suburbs railway constructed while Mr Lang was Premier had received unsympathetic treatment.

Randwick Town Hall, 3 Nov 2014. Image: Wikimedia Commons. Reproduction Peter de Waal
Randwick Town Hall, 3 Nov 2014. Image: Wikimedia Commons.
Reproduction Peter de Waal

    “When Mr Lang spoke at the Randwick Town Hall last Thursday,” said Mr Dunningham, “the leader of the Opposition had the temerity to say that the Bavin Government’s policy was not to build the eastern suburbs railway.

    “As a matter of fact, the two former Labour members for the district—Messrs O’Halloran and Aldis—at the request of the local councils, personally interviewed Mr Lang, and urged him to expedite the work. Both advised the Randwick Council that they could get nothing done, despite the fact that Mr Lang was boasting that he could get all the loan money he required. Proof of Mr Lang’s insincerity is shown by the fact that not one penny had been spent on the railway when he was defeated at polls.

    “Personally,” added Alderman Dunningham, “I do not think that this very important work should be used as a political bribe by Mr Lang or anybody else. Residents of the eastern suburbs know that as far as Randwick is concerned the late Alderman H Goldstein, MLA, Alderman Tressider, MLA, and myself as Mayor, have left no stone unturned to further the work. I am confident that my leader, Mr Bavin, realises its urgency. Mr Lang failed to do this job, like many others. It will ultimately be found that the work will be done by a Nationalist Government.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 18 Sep 1928 2

(Before Judge Curlewis.)

    Crown Prosecutor, Mr VH Treatt.

    Edward James Bridge [aka Edward Bridge], 50, farmer, was charged with an offence, [lewdness], at Oatley on July 16. Mr ER Abigail appeared for the accused, whom the jury acquitted without leaving the box. Accused was accordingly discharged.


1     The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 17 Sep 1928, p. 8. Emphasis added.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 18 Sep 1928, p. 8.