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

R. v. Rust [1850] NSWSupCMB 26


Supreme Court of New South Wales, Moreton Bay

Therry J., 17 May 1850

Source: Moreton Bay Courier, 20 May 1850

William Rust was indicted for having stolen a bundle containing a pair of socks, and other small articles, the property of James Sparkes, on Wednesday last. The case was a very short one. Sparkes had been intoxicated at Grenier's public house, South Brisbane, and lost his bundle, which was found by Mr. Grenier in the possession of the prisoner, who declared it to be his own. Prisoner was found guilty, but recommended to mercy. He was remanded for sentence.

Therry J., 18 May 1850

Source: Moreton Bay Courier, 1850

William Rust, convicted of larceny, and recommended to mercy. Three months' hard labour in Brisbane gaol.

William Lawrence, charged with stealing a pocket-handkerchief, and William Wells, charged with highway robbery, were discharged on their own recognizances, to appear when called upon.

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