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

R. v. Davy [1853] NSWSupCMB 3

Aboriginal defendant - murder

Supreme Court of New South Wales, Moreton Bay

Stephens C.J., 24 November 1853

Source: Moreton Bay Courier, 26 November 1853, p. 3[1]

Davy, an aboriginal native, was indicted for the wilful murder of Adolphus Henry Trevethan, at Rawbell, on the 29th March, 1852.

The prisoner did not plead, but was remanded till next assizes, owing to the absence of material witnesses. These witnesses, John Thompson and James Carney, were called, and not answering, their recognizances were ordered to be estreated.


[1] Continued as R. v. Davy, 1854.

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