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Burglary and Assault. — Thomas Robinson was brought up on Wednesday on remand, charged with having broken into the house of Mary Ann Wakefield, and assaulting her with intent to commit rape. The further evidence adduced was not of a satisfactory nature, and the case was dismissed. SEPARATION. (1869, December 11). Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1865 - 1874), p. 2. TROVE
MARRIAGE A LA MODE. —On Thursday, T. Robinson appeared upon bail to answer the charge of having broken into the house of Mary Ann Wakefield, and assaulting her with intent. Mr. Bellas, who appeared for defendant, said that the parties were married, and as the wife could not appear against the husband, he asked his Worship that his client might be discharged. Mrs. Robinson was in Court, and it was not until we heard Mr. Bellas that we were enabled to account for the smiling faces of those who, we were under the belief, occupied the antagonistic positions of prosecutor and defendant. We know that generally speaking an amount of Courting is accomplished before marriage, but in this case it appears to have been almost entirely on the side of the bridegroom. GETTING UP STEAM. (1869, December 18). Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1865 - 1874), p. 2. TROVE
Thomas ROBINSON married Mary Ann WAKEFIELD 14/12/1869
Deaths at the Hospital.— There was an unusual number of deaths at the Hospital during the fortnight ended on the 6th instant. The following are the particulars :— David Kirby, aged 40, miner, Brisbane ; died October 26, heart disease. William Brodie, aged 24, seaman, Dunwich ; died October 27, disease of spine. Elizabeth Gilmore, aged 46, housewife, Brisbane ; died October 28, cancer. Toorook, South Sea Islander, Indooroopilly, died October 30, phthisis. Philip Bride, aged 38, seaman, steamship Laura ; died November 3, strangulated hernia. Mick, South Sea Islander, Logan sugar factory ; died November 4, exhaustion after amputation. Lahore, South Sea Islander, South Brisbane ; died November 4, dysentery. Nils Renstrom, 43, ship carpenter, Thornborough; died November 4, pneumonia. Jeremiah Cadwallader, aged 28, farmer, Indooroopilly ; died November 6, typhoid fever.
No title (1880, November 10). The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), p. 2. TROVE
with having assaulted her. The prosecutrix was in appearance a mere
girl, and she gave evidence with some diffidence. When asked by Mr.
Abbott, S.M., whether she stood in any relationship to the accused, she
replied," If you please, your worship, I'm his grandmother." "His what?"
exclaimed the bench."His grandmother, sir," was the reply. This
somewhat startling statement was subsequently explained by the fact that
Mrs. Davis recently married the defendant's grandfather, who is aged
74. The charge was eventually with drawn.
Intercolonial News. (1887, November 19). The Week (Brisbane, Qld. : 1876 - 1934), p. 29. TROVE