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Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899

R v Rogers [1826] NSWSupC 73

perjury - sodomy - pillory

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Stephen J., 27 November 1826

Source: Sydney Gazette, 29 November 1826


Thomas Rogers was indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury, committed before the last Court of Quarter Sessions, on the trial of Thomas M'Lean, for an unnatural crime. - Guilty.  Sentenced to stand for one hour in the pillory, on a public market-day, at a place to be appointed, and afterwards to be transported to a penal settlement for the term of seven years.[1 ]



[1 ]In 1832, Thomas McGuire was sentenced to stand twice in the pillory, once in Sydney and once in Newcastle, each time for two hours with a sign on his breast "to inform the bye-standers that his offence was the detestable one of perjury": Sydney Herald, 27 February 1832.

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