Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
25 September 1829
A smider, vintner, and so forth, was charged at the Police Office on Wednesday, by the wife of his bosom, with rusticating in a bark hut erected upon Garden Island, in company with a certain frail one of the softer sex, who it appeared was a prisoner of the Crown, — leaving his disconsolate spouse to chew the cud meanwhile of sweet and bitter fancies, the latter of which she detailed in words, of woful [sic] import. The Bench dismissed the charge as touching the said smider, but condemned the frail namor [sic], to do three months’ durance in the Parramatta Penitentiary.
See Original: “OUTRAGES AND PECCADILLOES,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Friday 25 September 1829, p.3