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

R v Campbell [1833] NSWSupC 83

perjury, punishment - ticket of leave, cancellation of

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Burton J., 31 August 1833

Source: Sydney Herald, 2 September 1833[1 ]

Robert Campbell was indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury committed in the Supreme Court, in the case of the King at the prosecution of John White against Charles Brown, on the 26th Aug.  The prisoner was most satisfactorily convicted and remanded...

Robert Campbell, convicted of wilful and corrupt perjury, was, after an impressive address from his Honor as to the enormity of his offence, and its danger to society, and his determination never to relax one iota of the punishment which the law awarded.  If, said his Honor, he thought a free man had committed perjury, he would commit him; if a ticket-of-leave man, the ticket should be cancelled; and if a prisoner, he would send him before the Bench for punishment.  Sentenced to be transported for 7 years.



[1 ] See also Sydney Gazette, 3 September 1833.  The judge's trial notes are in Burton, Notes of Criminal Cases, State Records of New South Wales, 2/2408, vol. 5, p. 155.

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