Friday, October 17, 2014


William Frederick Giles Duffy was brought before Messrs. J. M. Parlane and E. J. Gilmore, at the police Court yesterday morning, on suspicion of being of unsound mind. Emma Giles Duffy, a daughter of the suspect, and Act. Sergt. Kean, of Goodna, gave evidence, whilst certificates signed by Drs. W. H. von Lossberg and J. Flynn were tendered. In effect the evidence was that Duffy, who was recently charged with having committed grievous bodily harm to his wife, a charge which was subsequently reduced to assault, on which he was bound over to keep the peace, on Monday sharpened a knife, and, after tea, threatened to cut his own and his children's throats, and also threatened to drown himself, being, apparently, under the impression that they would be turned out of their home because he had recently borrowed £20 on the security of his property. He was ordered to he sent to the Asylum for the insane at Goodna.

SENT TO THE GOODNA ASYLUM. (1910, July 27). Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 4 Edition: DAILY. TROVE

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