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Murder Manslaughter Court Decisions in Early Brisbane

Queen and George Streets

Crime Scene

John Thomas Cockerell, jun., 32, fisherman ; James Clark, 21, gardener ;and John R. Purchase, 18, baker and confectioner, were brought up, charged with the manslaughter of one Daniel Driscoll. Mr. C. J. Blakeney appeared to watch the case on behalf of the prisoner Cockerell.

Police Court

Tuesday 17 September 1878 (Half way through article)

Tuesday 24 September 1878

Thursday 26 September 1878

Supreme Court

BEFORE his Honor Mr Justice Lutwyche (Bio), Acting Chief Justice

John Thomas Cockerill, James Clark, and John Richard Purchase were indicted for having, on September 15 last, at Brisbane, wilfully murdered one Daniel Driscoll.

The Attorney General, with Mr Rutledge, conducted the prosecution , Mr Swanwick appeared for the prisoner Cockerell , and Mr Pring, Q C, (Bio) with Mr Miller (Bio), for the prisoners Clark and Purchase

Wednesday 27 November 1878 Supreme Court (Bottom of 2nd column)

Thursday 28 November 1878

Friday 29 November 1878

Saturday 30 November 1878

On the Steamer 'Settler'

William Domane was brought up, on remand, charged with the murder of William R. Sewell

Police Court

Friday 31 August 1866 Police Court

Saturday 1 September 1866 Police Court

Supreme Court

BEFORE his Honor Mr Justice Lutwyche (Bio)

William Domane was charged with having,on the 27th August last, at the Twelve-mile Corner, on the Brisbane River, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, killed and murdered one William Ronaldson Sewell.

The prisoner pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr. Pring (Bio).

Tuesday 20 November 1866

Wednesday 21 November 1866

Fortitude Valley

On a night a tragedy was enacted in Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, which was kept from the knowledge of the police authorities for nearly five months, principally through the reticence of the victim.

Alleged Murder Wednesday 10 August 1887

Patrick Hurley, on remand, appeared in custody at the Police Court yesterday, before
Mr Pinnook, P M , charged with the murder of John Ward.

Police Court

Friday 12 August 1887

Friday 19 August 1887

Supreme Court

Before his Honour Mr. Justice Harding (Bio).

Patrick Hurley was charged with the murder of John Ward, at Fortitude Valley.

Mr. G. R. Byrne, instructed by the Crown law officers, appeared to prosecute for the Crown. Mr. Ross appeared for the prisoner.

Wednesday 31 August 1887 (Halfway 1st column)

Thursday 1 September 1887

Friday 2 September 1887

Before his Honour Mr. Justice Harding (Bio).

Patrick Hurley was again charged with the murder of John Ward, at Fortitude Valley.

Mr. G. R. Byrne, instructed by the Crown law officers, appeared to prosecute for the Crown. Mr. Ross appeared for the prisoner.

Thursday 8 September 1887

Friday 9 September 1887