Alice Bird

Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
13 January 1844



ALICE BIRD, assigned to the Rev. Mr. WALKER, master of the King’s School, Parramatta, was sentenced to two months in the third class of the Factory, the first and last week in solitary confinement, for insolence and disobedience of orders. On receiving sentence ALICE tossed her head scornfully, and saucily “thanked his worship.” The Chief Constable having called Mr. ELIOTT’s attention to the contempt, this ornithological curiosity was recalled, and caged, to answer for it, when she had an additional sentence of ten days in the cells passed on her. Still she pertinaciously adhered to her expression of thankfulness, in a tone of voice, a little subdued, but sufficiently impertinent.


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