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The Daily Telegraph, Wed 8 Aug 1928 1

TO-DAY’S LAW LIST

QUARTER SESSIONS.

    No. 1 Court: Walter Swan and Richard Sloss, assault occasioning actual bodily harm (part heard); James McClerr, break, enter, and steal; Cyril Ernest Craig, offence against girl; under 16; George Albert Relfe, stealing.

    No. 2 Court: Gottingham Jabez Griffith [sic] and Harry Ibbitson Walker, [sic] serious offence; Ada Mary Hughes or Sparkes, bigamy; Vincent Allard, break, enter and steal

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 8 Aug 1928 2

LAW NOTICES.
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Wednesday, August 8.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.


No. 2 Court.—Cottingham Jabez Griffith [aka Griffiths] and Harry Ibbitson Walker, [sic] assault, with intent to commit a serious offence;

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 9 Aug 1928 3

Fairy Bower, Manly, c. 1900-1910. Image: NSW State Library collection. Reproduction: Peter de Waal
Fairy Bower, Manly, c. 1900-1910. Image: NSW State Library
collection. Reproduction: Peter de Waal

QUARTER SESSIONS.

No. 2 Court.
(Before Acting Judge Maxwell.)
Crown Prosecutor, Mr LJ McKean.

ASSAULT WITH INTENT.

    Cottingham Jabez Griffith, 63, salesman, was charged with having assaulted Harold Ibbittson Walker, 18. motor mechanic, at Manly, on July 1, with intent to commit an unnatural offence, and Walker was charged with aiding and abbetting [sic].

    Mr Studdert (instructed by Mr GA Prendergast) appeared for both accused, who were convicted. Griffith was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment with hard labour, and Walker was bound over in recognisances of himself and one surety in £100 each to come up for sentence if called upon within three years.

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Cottingham Jabez Griffith, Gaol photo 4

SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6122], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 29 Jun 1928-7 Nov 1928, No. 23234, p. 368.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 23234

Date when Portrait was taken: 9-8-1928

Name: Cottingham Jabez Griffith

Native place: Ireland

Year of birth: 7-3-1866

Arrived       Ship: James Michael Fleming
in Colony }   Year: 1871

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Salesman

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: R & W

Height: 5' 4¾"

Weight     On committal: 140
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Brown

Colour of eyes: Grey

Marks or special features: Minus top joint of right ring finger

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Convicted with Harry Ibbittson Walker

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Sydney Q.S

Criminal Appeal Court

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1928

Assault with intent to commit sodomy.
Indecent assault on a male

Appeal dismissed

2 years HL on each concurrent
to date from 1-7-1928

Appealed 10/8/1928.

 



William Jackson and Frank Norton
, 1930

The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Fri 20 Jun 1930 5

ALBURY POLICE COURT
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Wednesday, June 18.
(Before Mr VB Cox, JP.)
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ALLEGED THEFT

    Frank Norton, 19, [aka Harold Ibbettson Walker] and William Jackson, 21, were charged with breaking and entering the store of SM Abikhair, Olive-street, Albury, and stealing a considerable amount of men’s apparel to the value of £24/6/2. Defendants were remanded to appear before the court on June 25. Bail was allowed.

    The store was entered some time early on Tuesday morning by forcing a door at the back of the premises. Late on Tuesday afternoon information was received by the police that two young men had been acting suspiciously in the scrub in the vicinity of the delicensed Race Club Hotel, on the Wagga-road. Constable Jorgenson visited the locality and the two suspects ran away. He caught one of them, and after firing two shots over the head of the other captured him also. Several articles that were stolen from Abikhair’s store are stated to have been recovered where the men were found.

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The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Fri 27 Jun 1930 6

ALBURY POLICE COURT
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Friday, June 20.
(Before Mr CW Swiney, PM.)
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COMMITTED ON STEALING CHARGE

    Frank Morton, [sic] aged 19 years, and William Jackson, aged 21 years, were charged with breaking and entering the store of Saad Mulhan [or Malham] Abikhair, of Albury, and stealing therein googs of a total value of £24/6/2, on or about June 16, 1930.

    Constable Jorgensen [sic] stated that about 4.30 on June 17 he saw defendants getting through a fence into a paddock about two miles from Albury on the Wagga road. He was in uniform. When defendants saw him they ran across the paddocks towards Albury. He was about 30 yards from them. He called out police and stop, but they continued running. He chased them and caught Jackson. Morton kept on running. Witness called out again: “Stop or I’ll fire.” He then drew his revolved and fired three shots in the air. He then caught Morton.

    Defendants were committed for trial at the Albury Quarter Sessions on July 16, or such other court as the Attorney-General may determine.

    Defendants were also charged with having maliciously damaged the plate glass doors at the premises of AH Mackie and C Gribble. Each defendant was fined £5 on each charge, in default, two months.

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Border Morning Mail, Wed 16 Jul 1930 7

ITEMS OF INTEREST
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ALBURY QUARTER SESSIONS
TO-DAY

    His Honor Judge Coyle will preside at the Albury Quarter Sessions and Albury District Court to-day. The Crown prosecutor is Captain PV Storkey. Lt Colonel Murphy, CMG, DSO, is also attending. The list of criminal cases is not extensive. Residents who have been summoned as jurymen will assist the court officials by attending the court at 9.45 am to-day.

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Border Morning Mail, Thu 17 Jul 1930 8

ALBURY QUARTER SESSIONS.
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LIGHT CRIMINAL LIST
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YOUNG MALEFACTORS
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    His Honor Judge Coyle presided at the Albury Quarter Sessions yesterday. Captain Storkey, VC, was Crown prosecutor, Lt Col Murphy CMG, DSO, Sheriff, and Mr CJ Fox official shorthand writer.

Breaking and Entering

    Frank Norton, age 19 years, and William Jackson, aged 21 years, charged with breaking and entering and with stealing from the store of S[aad] M[alham] Abikhair at Albury on June 16, 1930, each pleaded guilty.

    This robbery and the circumstances of the arrest of the accused and the recovery of goods valued at over £20 were reported in the “Mail” when the accused were committed for trial at the Albury Police Court by Mr CW Swiney, PM.

    Before being sentenced the accused were asked if they had anything to say. Norton asked His Honor to make his sentence concurrent with that he was serving. Jackson made the same request. He also asked His Honor to send him to a gaol where he could learn a trade. They were sentenced to two months imprisonment for maliciously damaging the glass doors of the premises of Messrs A[rthur] H[amilton] Mackie and CG Gribble [Charles Alfred Cyrus Gribble ]. This wanton destruction was done on the night they broke into Mr Abikhair’s store.

    Norton (under the name of Harold Ibbotson Walker), on August 8, 1928, was bound over and released on a bond of £100 to come up for sentence within three years if called upon for having attempted an unmentionable offence in Sydney. On April 9, 1929, he was sentenced to a month’s imprisonment with hard labor for shop breaking at Bendigo (V.), and ordered to be detained in a reformatory during the Governor’s pleasure. Norton or Walker, is a native of England, and was an assisted immigrant. Against Jackson nothing was known beyond the offence he was serving the sentence of two months for. Jackson is a native of Australia.

    His Honor sentenced Norton to two years’ hard labor in Goulburn Gaol on the charge of breaking and entering. His Honor said he was also called up on the charge on which he had been released on bond. “I have been in communication with the judge who released you on that bond, and he suggested a sentence of 12 months.” His Honor said the sentences would be concurrent. Norton will be released at the expiry of two years. His Honor warned him that if he came before him again he would have to go back to England. His Honor sentenced Jackson to 12 months’ imprisonment with hard labor in Goulburn Gaol, the sentence to be concurrent with that he was already serving.

 


1     The Daily Telegraph, Wed 8 Aug 1928, p. 11. Emphasis added.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 8 Aug 1928, p. 12.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 9 Aug 1928, p. 6.

4     SRNSW: NRS2467, [3/6122], State Penitentiary photographic description book, 29 Jun 1928-7 Nov 1928, No. 23234, p. 368.

5     The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Fri 20 Jun 1930, p. 6.

6     The Albury Banner and Wodonga Express, Fri 27 Jun 1930, p. 46. Emphasis added.

7     Border Morning Mail, Wed 16 Jul 1930, p. 4.

8     Border Morning Mail, Thu 17 Jul 1930, p. 3. Emphasis added.