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Original Documents on Aborigines and Law, 1797-1840

Document 49

Original Document 49 

[271] Law concerning Aborigines 

List of Blacks tried &

convicted & executed

since 1827-

February 1836

No. 49

 

[272-273] List of all the Aboriginal Natives tried and Convicted before the Supreme Court of New South Wales [from] the opening of the said Court in May 1824 to February Session 1836 inclusive.

Name of Prisoner
Offence for which tried
Verdict
Date of Trial
 
Sentence
Alteration or Commentary
         
Month
Year
         
Devil Devil Violent Assault Guilty June 3rd 1825   Not sentenced  
Tommy alias Jack Murder Guilty Novr 24 1827   Executed      
Broger Murder Guilty Augt 20 1830   Executed      
Little Dick   Not guilty Feb 11th 1835          
Whip em up Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Guilty Feb 11th 1835          
Monkey Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Guilty Feb 11th 1835          
Charlie Muscle   Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Not guilty Feb 11th 1835        
Little Freeman Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear   Not guilty Feb 11th 1835          
Leggamy Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Not guilty Feb 11th 1835          
Major Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Not guilty Feb 11th 1835          
Curribong Jemmy Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Not guilty Feb 11th 1835          
Tom Jones Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Guilty Feb 11th 1835   Death recorded  
Life to VDL
Legamy Highway robbery Guilty of larceny Feb 12th 1835   Transported for 7 years
To VDL
 
Little Dick Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Guilty Feb 12th 1835   Death recorded
Life to VDL
Mickey Mickey Rape Guilty Feb 12th 1835      
Executed
 
Charlie Myrtle Rape Guilty Feb 12th 1835   Death passed  
Life to VDL
Toby Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Guilty Feb 12th 1835   Death recorded   Life to VDL
Little Freeman Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Guilty Feb 12th 1835   Death recorded   Life to VDL
Hobby Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Guilty Augt 5 1835   Death recorded  
Maitland Paddy Stealing in dwelling house and putting in fear Not guilty Augt 22 1835          
Charley Murder Guilty Augt 22 1835   Death passed  
                         

Note

[1] This list does not align exactly with the reports we have placed online elsewhere. For the trials of Hobby, Maitland Paddy, and Charley (22 August 1835) see R. v. Monkey, 1835 note 1. Nor is the list complete: see R. v. Long Dick, Jack Jones, Abraham, and Gibber Paddy, 1835.

Published by the Centre for Comparative Law History and Governance of Macquarie University, and State Records NSW