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The Sydney Mail, 25 February 1865, p.3
Town and Country News
Corporal Punishment at the Gaol.
At the last sitting of the magistrates at Darlinghurst gaol, a lad named Bragg, fourteen years of age, who had been nine times committed to gaol during the last twelve months, was charged with using opprobrious and abusive language towards one of the warders, and was sentenced by the Bench to receive a dozen lashes with a birch rod. So little effect had the castigation upon the young incorrigible, that upon receiving it he turned round to the warder and said, "Give me a fig of tobacco, and you may whip me again."
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