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Stealing from a dwelling

Petty theft was commonly believed to be rife at the diggings. On this day Thomas Davis was charged with stealing jewellery from the house of Benjamin Buckle.

8 December 1857
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Ballarat Star, 9 December 1857. Details


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POLICE COURT Tuesday 8th December. (Before C.W. Sherard, Esq., J.P.) STEALING FROM A DWELLING. – Thomas Davis was charged with stealing sundry articles of jewellery from the house of one Benjamin Buckle at the Springs, in the middle of November last. Prosecutor deposed, that he had been absent in Ballarat, and when he returned home he found the articles missing. A clerk in the employ of Mr Levy, pawnbroker, Main Road, deposed to prisoner having pawned the articles. Detective Daly proved the arrest. The prisoner stated that Mrs Buckle had given the rings to him to pawn. He had done so, and given the duplicate with the money to her. The case was therefore remanded till Thursday for the production of Mrs Buckle.