Corpun file 24489 at www.corpun.com
Townsville Daily Bulletin, Queensland, 17 July 1934
Cairns Circuit Court.
CAIRNS, July 16.
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The sittings of the Circuit Court in Criminal Jurisdiction was
commenced at Cairns this morning, before His Honor Justice R. J.
Herbert William Miller, an aborigine, was charged on two counts
that at Tarrabah Mission Station, on May 27, he committed a
serious offence on a young girl. Accused pleaded guilty to the
second charge. His Honor ordered that accused be whipped with 20
strokes with a leather strop on the bare buttocks and to be
imprisoned with hard labor until such time as the whipping be
inflicted, the imprisonment not to exceed six months. His Honor
said that meant that one of these days accused would get 20
strokes with a strop, which should teach him not to interfere
with little girls. When accused has received the whipping, be
would be released.
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