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Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Tue 3 Jun 1930 1

OVERSEAS BOWLS
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London, Monday.

    Sussex defeated the Australian bowlers by 112 to 105.

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    Andrew Clarkson appeared at the Goulburn Police Court this morning charged with drunkenness and indecent exposure. He was remanded until June 16 [sic] on the application of the police. Bail was not applied for.

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Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Mon 9 Jun 1930 2

“A PUBLIC SERVICE”
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MAGISTRATE TO WITNESS
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Auburn Street, Goulburn. Image: The Sydney Mail and NSW Advertiser, Sat 4 Feb 1882, p. 181. Reproduction: Peter de Waal
Auburn Street, Goulburn. Image: The Sydney Mail and NSW Advertiser,
Sat 4 Feb 1882, p. 181. Reproduction: Peter de Waal

    “I am giving you six months because I can’t give you any more,” commented the magistrate, Mr MC Nott, at the Goulburn Police Court on Friday morning, in sentencing Andrew Clarkson (34) for indecent exposure.

    The magistrate said that George Const, a railway signalman, who gave Clarkson in charge had done a public service in bringing him to justice.

    Const gave evidence that he was attracted by a remark made by two girls who were looking in a shop window, regarding Clarkson’s behaviour in Auburn Street on Monday night. He went over, and on seeing him Clarkson made a disgusting remark. He afterwards asked Const not to give him in charge.

    To the PM witness said that Clarkson was drunk but not stupidly so.

    On a charge of drunkenness at the same time Clarkson was fined 5/ or three hours.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 9 Jun 1930 3

INDECENT BEHAVIOUR.
———◦———

Goulburn, Saturday.

    “I am going to give you six months because I can’t give you any more,” said the Police Magistrate, Mr MC Nott, at the Goulburn Police Court, in sentencing Andrew Clarkson, 34, for indecency. His Worship complimented a railway signalman who took action and gave the defendant in charge.

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The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Thu 12 Jun 1930 4

GENERAL NEWS
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OUR COUNTRY.
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INDECENT BEHAVIOUR.
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    “I am going to give you six months because I can’t give you any more,” said the Police Magistrate, Mr MC Nott, at the Goulburn Police Court, in sentencing Andrew Clarkson, 34, for indecency. His Worship complimented a railway signalman who took action and gave defendant in charge.

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Andrew Clarkson, Gaol photo sheet 5

SRNSW: NRS– [14/3108], Goulburn photographic description book, No. 3429, p. –. Emphasis added. (p.1)
SRNSW: NRS– [14/3108], Goulburn photographic description book, No. 3429, p. –. Emphasis added. (p.2)


Gaol Photo Sheet - Transcribed Details
 

Name Andrew Clarkson

No. 3429
Goulburn

Date when Portrait was taken: 15-7-1930

 

Finger Print
Classification

Native Place New Zealand

Year of Birth 10-6-1886

Arrived in State   Ship SS Homeward
                       }                        Year 1925

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction      } Barber

Religion R. C.

Education, degree of R. W.

Height, without shoes 5' 7"

Weight in lbs.    On committal 142
                     }              On discharge

Colour of hair Dark

Colour of eyes Blue

Marks or special features Scar on left Hand minus left middle finger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Nos. of previous Portrait ... )

CONVICTIONS

St 7574 97939

Court.

Date

Offence.

Sentence

Name.

Gaol No.

 Parramatta PC 

 ditto

 Central PC

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

     exd

 Central PC 

 ditto

 Parramatta PC
 ditto

 Central PC

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 Goulburn PC

 ditto

 Central PC

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 Parramatta PC

 Central PC

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

14

17

5

16

19

22

22

22

5

24

28

11
11

2

5

11

18

27

28

26

6

13

16

20

28

7

12

28

23

26

1

23

9

13

1

7

26

2

3

5

3

10

6

6

7

8

9

9

9

10
10

11

12

1

1

2

3

5

6

1

1

1

1

2

3

3

4

5

6

12

1

1

3

3

3

4

1927

1927

1928

1928

1929

1929

1929

1929

1929

1929

1929

1929
1929

1929

1929

1930

1930

1930

1930

1930

1930

1931

1931

1931

1931

1931

1931

1931

1931

1931

1931

1931

1932

1932

1932

1932

1932

1932

 Indecent language

 Drunk

 Steal

 Goods in custody

 Indecent behaviour

 Have stolen goods

 Stealing

 Beg alms

 Drunk

 ditto

 Indecent behaviour

 Goods in custody
 Stealing

 Drunk

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 Expose person

 Drunk

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 Goods in custody

 Drunk

 ditto

Indecent language

Drunk

ditto

 Malicious damage
property

 £3.3.6 or 21 days HL

 8/6 or 24 hours HL

 1 months HL “Crimes Act”

 3 months HL

 13/6 or 4 days HL. Conc

 1 month HL

 1 month HL

 1 month HL

 13/6 or 48 hours HL

 23/6 or 7 days HL

 £2.3.6 or 14 days HL 

 £1.3.6 or 14 days HL
 1 month HL

 24/- or 7 days HL

 24/- or 7 days HL

 £2.4.0 or 1 month HL

 £2.4.0 or 1 month HL 

 £2.4.0 or 1 months HL

 24/- or 7 days

 24/- or 7 days

 6 months HL

 14/- or 48 hours HL

 19/- or 3 days HL

 24/- or 4 days HL

 34/- or 10 days HL

 24/- or 7 days HL

 34/- or 14 days HL

 £2.4.0 or 21 days HL

 £2.4.0 or 1 month HL

 £2.4.0 or 4 days HL

 £2.4.0 or 4 days HL

 14 days HL

 44/- or 4 days HL

 34/- or 3 days HL

 34/- or 3 days HL

 24/- or 2 days

 £2.4.0 or 4 days HL

 £4.5.0 or 6 days HL

Andrew Clarkson

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 Edward Murphy

 Andrew Clarkson

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto
 ditto

 Arthur Clarkson

 Andrew Clarkson

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto or Harold Hampson

 Edward Clarkson

 Andrew Clarkson

 ditto

 Henry Clarkson

 Andrew Clarkson

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 ditto

 Edward Clarkson

 Andrew Clark or Clarkson

 Andrew Clarkson

 166

 1963

1179

 4615

3008

 

 

 3970

 4582

 4621

 752

 5267

 5895

 189

 347

 1181

 1786

 30/320

 30/320

 34/332

 247

 313

 394

 554

 780

 1403

 1812

 2274

 2966

 3082

 1040

 193

 280

 1635

 1806

 2283

 2438

 



Andrew Clarkson
, 1941

Riverine Herald, Thu 12 Jun 1941 6

MINER KILLED IN CAVE IN
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MATE’S VAIN EFFORTS
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Sydney, Wednesday

    Thirty men strove to rescue one of their mates who was buried by a 50 ton coal fall at Neath colliery on the Cessnock field today.

    The victim (Andrew Clarkson about 55, miner of Abermain) was dead when he was reached.

    Coal which crashed from the roof was piled seven feet above him. His 19-year-old workmate, Darrell Chapman, was sheltered by a skip and escaped with severe shock.

    The fall occurred a quarter-of-a-mile from the pit bottom. It took an hour to clear away sufficient coal to reach Clarkson, who had, apparently, been killed instantly.

    As the body was being placed on a stretcher, six tons of coal crashed down. Had this fall occurred a few minutes earlier, some of the men would have been caught.

    Work at the mine ceased for the day as a tribute to Clarkson.

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The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder, Fri 13 Jun 1941 7

MINER KILLED AT
NEATH COLLIERY.
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BURIED UNDER 50-TON
FALL.
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HEROIC EFFORTS BY
RESCUE PARTY.
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    Tragedy stalked the depths of the Neath Colliery on Wednesday, when Andrew Clarkson, 55, miner, of Abermain, was killed by a fall of coal.

    The fall, estimated at 50 tons, occurred when Clarkson was knocking out a prop.

    A party of 30 men, showing a complete disregard for their own lives, worked feverishly to release the entombed man, but Clarkson was dead when they had removed sufficient coal to reach him.

    Darrell Chapman, 19, workmate of Clarkson, managed to jump clear of the fall.

    The rescue party, which included the under-manager (Mr Wilson Barrett) and a deputy (Mr R Reed) worked under the threat of further falls.

    While the rescue work was in progress, Cessnock Ambulance and Dr AC Wiles, of Abermain were called. A bearer and the doctor went below and were at the scene before Clarkson was released. Dr Wiles pronounced life extinct.

    A few seconds after the body had been placed on the stretcher and the men had left the place, another fall of five or six tons broke away from the rib.

    The body was removed to Kurri Hospital morgue.

    Clarkson was a single man. He had been cavilled out of the colliery for some years and had only recently resumed work as a casual.

    Neath colliery has a good record for safe working. There have only been seven fatal accidents in 35 years. The last fatality there occurred in February 1939.

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The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder, Fri 27 Jun 1941 8

NEATH MINER’S
DEATH
———
NEED FOR CARE STRESSED.
———

    The Kurri Kurri District Coroner (Mr AW Johns) held an inquiry at the Kurri Kurri Courthouse on Tuesday into the death of Andrew Clarkson, 53, a miner, of Melbourne-street, Abermain, who was killed by a fall of coal in Neath colliery on June 11.

    A verdict of accidental death was returned.

    Inspector CD Durham, of the Mines Department, addressed the Coroner, said that he wished to emphasise that extreme care should be taken at the coal face, as it would seem from the evidence that the unfortunate man in this case had committed an error of judgment.

    The Coroner said that it was his belief that if the deceased had exercised more care the accident may not have happened.

    Darrell Perry Chapman, a casual wheeler, said that he was working on the coal with deceased on the day of the accident. While he was filling a skip deceased was knocking out a prop from under a bridge of 1 ply tops. After having removed one prop he began to remove the other one, and while doing so the roof, without warning, caved in, and deceased was buried under about 25 tons of coal. He ran for assistance and helped to clear the coal from deceased. His body was released about an hour after the fall.

    John Jones, a shift man, said that at about 7.20 am he went to where deceased was working. He saw Clarkson trying to pick a bridge of coal from the tops about 8 feet from the floor. He said to deceased, “Andy, I don’t believe you are very safe that side.” Clarkson did not appear to hear him and he further said, “I would rather be on this side.” Deceased kept on working and almost immediately the roof caved in and buried him. He sent for assistance and helped to recover the body.

    Ronald Clive Reed, a deputy, said that at about 5.30 am on the day of the accident he examined the working place, sounded the roof with a pick and found it in good order.

    By Mr Durham: Normally he would not say it would be better to sheet the bridge out. It was not against the usual practice.

    By Mr May: The roof was timbered on the in-by side of the bridge.

    Dennis Wilson Barrett, under-manager at the colliery, said that Clarkson was a practical miner.

    Mr WI Cleaves appeared for Cessnock Collieries Ltd, Inspector CD Durham Mines Department, Mr WH May, Miners’ Federation and Relatives, Mr T Robbins South Maitland Deputies’ Association, while Sergeant D McKenzie assisted the Coroner.

 


1     Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Tue 3 Jun 1930, p. 3.

2     Goulburn Evening Penny Post, Mon 9 Jun 1930, p. 2. Emphasis added.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Mon 9 Jun 1930, p. 6.

4     The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, (NSW), Thu 12 Jun 19, p. 7.

5     SRNSW: NRS– [14/3108], Goulburn photographic description book, No. 3429, p. –. Emphasis added.

6     Riverine Herald, (Echuca, Vic; Moama, NSW), Thu 12 Jun 1941, p. 2.

7     The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder, (NSW), Fri 13 Jun 1941, p. 5. Emphasis in original text.

8     The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder, (NSW), Fri 27 Jun 1941, p. 8. Emphasis added.