[An amusing incident] [26 April 1887]

[Editor: An extract from the news section of The Age, 26 April 1887.] [An amusing incident] An amusing incident which happened at the King-street police station last week is the subject of conversation amongst the city force, and is to be enquired into at headquarters. A man named Webb who was locked up as drunk […]

Johnson, alias Crow [news reports, 1891]

[Editor: These are reports on an incident which was the basis for Henry Lawson’s poem “Johnson, alias Crow”; being extracts from the general news sections of The Brisbane Courier, regarding the death in custody of H. Johnson in 1891. A further extract has been included, related to the possibility that the Heinrich Johnson mentioned in […]

Benalla Police Court [trials for furious riding and vagrancy, 29 October 1869]

[Editor: These are extracts from reports on trials at the Police Court in Benalla; a report on the trial of Ned Kelly for assault, reported in the longer article, has been included elsewhere. Published in The Benalla Ensign and Farmer’s and Squatter’s Journal, 29 October 1869.] Benalla Police Court. Friday, October 22. Frederick W. Hoisted […]

[News items] [9 September 1851]

[Editor: These brief news items, extracts from the news section of the The Sydney Morning Herald of 9 September 1851, are indicative of the harsh sentencing and working conditions in Australia’s early years; although they were probably little different to those in other countries at the time.] AYING. — This man is becoming quite a […]

[Convicts made to attend church by law] [6 November 1823]

[Editor: An extract from the news section of The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (6 November 1823), regarding the rule in New South Wales that all convicts were to attend church services every Sunday.] [Convicts made to attend church by law] In consequence of the fact being too notorious any longer to remain […]