Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
9 July 1844
PARRAMATTA QUARTER SESSIONS
FRIDAY, JULY 5
CHANGING THE DISTRICT.
MARY JONES was indicted for stealing a night-cap. This young lady, whose little peculiarities of temperament had brought her very frequently, some weeks since, under the notice of the Parramatta Police, had—finding this district rather too warm, or, to use her own words, that she was NIGHTLY exposed to annoyances—gone to Windsor, as she not only thought the air there far more conducive to her WELL-DOING, but that the Windsonians were easier in their dispositions, and more inclined to share their property with strangers than our townspeople. She thereupon changed the venue of her operations, and proceeded thither to exercise her professions in DRAWING PLEAS of ATTACHMENT. The first impounding was a night-cap into Miss J.’s pocket; the second impounding was Miss J. herself into the Gaol. The case being clearly proved, the lady threw herself on the Court, and trusted that her character would DO SOMETHING for her. The Chairman said IT SHOULD, and sentenced her six months to the 3rd class at the factory.
See Original: “COUNTRY NEWS. PARRAMATTA QUARTER SESSIONS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Tuesday 9 July 1844, p.4