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1901, Arthur Frederick Quince - Unfit For Publication
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The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Tue 23 Apr 1901 1

Monday, April 22nd, 1901.

    His Honor [Mr Justice Stephen] took his seat on the Bench at 10 am.


    Judges Associate: Mr Jones.
    Crown Prosecutor: Mr E Milner Stephen, Crown Solicitor: Mr Kidstone.
    Deputy Sheriff: Mr JB Dulhunty.
    All the local attorneys were in attendance also Messrs HF Thompson (Lithgow) and PJ Pratt (Sydney).


    Arthur Frederick Quince, a young man of about 17 years of age, was indicted for committing an abominable offence [bestiality with a mare] at Curragh in February last.
    Accused pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr AG Thompson.
    After hearing the evidence, which was unfit for publication, the jury returned a verdict of guilty of attempt.
    Sentence: 12 month’s imprisonment, with hard labor.

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The Bathurst Times, Tue 23 Apr 1901 2

Monday, April 22.
(Before his Honor, Mr Justice Stephen).


    Arthur Frederick Quince, on bail, was indicted for that he did on February 12, 1901, at Curragh, commit an unnatural offence.
    Plea—not guilty.
    Accused was defended by Mr AG Thompson.
    The jury returned a verdict of guilty of attempt and prisoner was sentenced to one years’ penal servitude.

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The National Advocate, Tue 23 Apr 1901 3


    The sittings of the Bathurst Circuit Court were continued yesterday at the Court House, before His Honor Mr Justice Stephen. The officers of the Court and solicitors present were the same as on the previous days.


    Arthur Frederick Quince, pleaded not guilty to a charge of having committed bestiality at Tuena [sic]. He was defended by Mr AG Thompson. Prisoner was found guilty of an attempt to commit the offence, and was sentenced to twelve months penal servitude.
    The Court adjourned till 10 am this morning.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 24 Apr 1901 4



Bathurst, Tuesday.

    The sittings of the Circuit Court were continued to-day, before Mr Justice Stephen, Arthur Frederick Quince was indicted for a serious offence at Curragha. [sic] Accused was found guilty and sentenced to 12 months’ penal servitude. Herbert Edward Smallman and Edward Wales, charged with assault and robbery at Blayney, were found not guilty, and were acquitted. The Court then adjourned sine die.

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Arthur Frederick Quince, Gaol photo sheet 5

SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/13073], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. –, p. 252, R5090.

Gaol Photo Sheet - 
Transcribed Details

No. – 

Date when Portrait was taken: 13 June 1901

Name: Arthur Frederick Quince

Native place: Mount Brown

Year of birth: 1883

Arrived       Ship:
in Colony }   Year: BC

Trade or occupation
previous to conviction  } Laborer

Religion: C of E

Education, degree of: Nil

Height: 5' 7"

Weight     On committal: 129
in lbs     } On discharge:

Colour of hair: Black

Colour of eyes: Brown

Marks or special features: Sight left eye defective, small mole front of nose

(No. of previous Portrait ... ) 


Where and When Offence. Sentence

Bathurst GD




Attempted beastiality [sic]

12 months P.S.

Discharged from Bathurst Gaol 4:3:1902


1     The Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Tue 23 Apr 1901, p. 2.

2     The Bathurst Times, Tue 23 Apr 1901, p. 2.

3     The National Advocate, Fri 28 Apr 1899, p. 3.

4     The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 24 Apr 1901, p. 5. Emphasis added.

5     SRNSW: NRS1998, [3/13073], Bathurst Gaol photographic description book, 1874-1930, No. –, p. 252, R5090.