Unidentified Woman

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.


Female Factory Online, (femalefactoryonline.org), “Law Report of UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN,” https://femalefactoryonline.org/law-reports/p18290925/, accessed [insert current date].

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