Evidence Type: Newspaper Report
13 January 1837
SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS
SATURDAY. — Before the Chairman and Mr MANNING, with a Military Jury.
CATHERINE HASTINGS was tried and found guilty of stealing a handkerchief, the property of FINLAY KERR, in July last. Sentence was passed upon her of six months’ confinement in the 3rd Class of the Factory. The Chairman told the prisoner that the Court intended this lenient sentence to operate as an inculcation that a previous good character is invariable of some service to a prisoner.
See Original: “SYDNEY QUARTER SESSIONS,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848), Friday 13 January 1837, p.2