Police Report of MARY TURNBULL, 30 August 1826

MARY TURNBULL, brought forward on Saturday, by her husband John Turnbull, who bears the character of an industrious man, for deserting the latter a second time, and aggravating this the more, by robbing him of all his money; she left an infant five months of age behind her, whilst her hapless consort was at the time lying on a sick bed, a situation in which he had been for 12 successive weeks. She was sentenced 12 months to the Factory, third class.

See Original:POLICE INCIDENTS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Wednesday 30 August 1826, p.3