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Evening News, Wed 18 Sep 1901 1

RIOTERS IN COURT.
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    Denis Gray, 63, a laborer, was at the Redfern Police Court on Tuesday, charged with a serious offence, in Cleveland-street, Redfern, during the early hours of that morning. Evidence was given by the arresting constable, but the details were unfit for publication. Accused was committed for trial at the Central Criminal Court on the 23rd instant. Bail was not applied for.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 18 Sep 1901 2

POLICE COURTS.
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    Committed for Trial.—At the Redfern Police Court yesterday, before Mr Payten, SM, Dennis [sic] Gray, aged 63, was charged with having committed a serious offence. The accused was committed for trial at the next sittings of the Central Criminal Court at Darlinghurst, and was allowed bail.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 24 Sep 1901 3

LAW NOTICES.

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT
Tuesday, September 24.

    Charles Holmes, stealing and receiving; Leon Fox, murder; Denis Gray, attempted offence; Florence Brett, larceny.

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The Daily Telegraph, Wed 25 Sep 1901 4

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
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(Before Acting Justice Pring and juries of 12.)

    MR CG Wade, Crown Prosecutor.

    Denis Gray was charged with attempting to commit a criminal offence, [bestiality ], and pleaded not guilty. The jury returned a verdict of guilty, and highly commended Constable Charles Taylor, of No. 8 (Darlinghurst) Police Station for his promptitude in bringing the offender to justice. Accused was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, with hard labor, in Darlinghurst.

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Evening News, Wed 25 Sep 1901 5

BREVITIES.
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    Denis Gray, convicted at the Darlinghurst Criminal Court on Tuesday of an attempt to commit a shocking offence, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 25 Sep 1901 6

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
(Before Mr Acting-Judge Pring and juries of 12.)

    Mr CG Wade appeared as prosecutor on behalf of the Crown.

A CONSTABLE COMMENDED.

    A man named Denis Gray was convicted on a charge of having committed a certain offence. The jury took occasion to compliment Constable Charles Taylor, of No. 8 Station, on the promptness with which he id his duty in arresting the prisoner, who was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment.

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Denis Gray, Gaol photo sheet 7

SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6067], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1901-1902, No. 8462, p. 37, R5109.


Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. 8462
E[ntry] book 01.4326

Date when Portrait was taken: 25-9-1901

Name: Denis Gray
(aka John Ryan)

Native place: Ireland

Year of birth: 1838

Arrived       Ship: Cartridge
in Colony }   Year: 1885

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: Roman Catholic

Education, degree of: R&W

Height: 5' 5"

Weight     On committal: 131
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Fair to Grey

Colour of eyes: Blue


Marks or special features: Rings on all fingers of both hands, right fore finger nail split. Anchor & other faint marks on back of left hand, bridge of nose flat, nose has been broken

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 

CONVICTIONS

Where and When Offence. Sentence

Central PC

Sydney GD

11

24

2

9

1897

1901

Indecent behaviour

Attempt to commit bestiality

14 days C.

6 months HL.

 


1     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 18 Sep 1901, p. 5.

2     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 18 Sep 1901, p. 5.

3     The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 24 Sep 1901, p. 7. Emphasis added.

4     The Daily Telegraph, Wed 25 Sep 1901, p. 10.

5     Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Wed 25 Sep 1901, p. 4.

6     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 25 Sep 1901, p. 4.

7     SRNSW: NRS2138, [3/6067], Darlinghurst Gaol photographic description book, 1901-1902, No. 8462, p. 37, R5109.