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

R. v. Ryan [1890] NSWSupC 2

Aboriginal defendant, assault, wounding police officer, arrest without warrant, escape, right of

Central Criminal Court

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 12 April 1890[1] 

At the Central Criminal Court Tommy Ryan, the aboriginal, was sentenced to four years' penal servitude for wounding a mounted constable Thomas Atkins, for a criminal assault.


[1] This very brief report led to an appeal which was reported as R. v. Ryan (1890) 11 LR (NSW) 171, 6 WN (NSW) 162. The conviction was affirmed. This appeal was also reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, 10 May 1890, p. 7 and 16 June 1890, p. 3.

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