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

R. v. Williams [1829] NSWSupC 58

stealing - flogging, public

 

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Dowling J., 23 September 1829

Source: Australian, 25 September 1829[1 ]

Before Mr. Justice Dowling and seven Military Officers, George Williams was indicted for stealing from the ship City of Edinburgh, two oars, value twenty shillings, the property of Mr. James Redriffe Clendon, Master, on the 31st of August. -- Guilty -- Sentenced to three months imprisonment, and on the last day of such confinement, to be publicly whipped from the Police Office to the King's Wharf, a novel mode of punishment in this country, and not a bad one.  The last should be made an instrument of disgrace and terror.  We condemn its use on ordinary occasions.

 

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[1 ] See also Sydney Gazette, 4 September 1829.

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