Convict woman incarcerated in the Parramatta Female Factory.
BENJAMIN JAMES, prisoner for life, and ELIZABETH GARVIN, free, charged with stealing two turkies [sic], the property of JOSEPH AARON, who had left them in a case in the front part of his house (enclosed). The male prisoner was seen with his head under the frame of the front door of the house, close to where the turkies [sic] had been left, about 7 o’clock the same night, and the woman was standing some distance from the spot. The turkies [sic] were not removed, but as the intention of the prisoner, JAMES, were manifestly to commit some depredation, he was therefore sentenced to work in irons for 3 months, and ELIZABETH GARVIN, as reputed rogue and vagabond, and an old offender, to the Factory, as the house of correction, for 3 months.
See Original: “Police Reports. SYDNEY,” Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW: 1803 – 1842), Wednesday 23 August 1826, p.3