Friday, November 27, 2009

The Doyle story

In which Doyle steals, is caught, is shipped from the Bay of Islands to Sydney for trial (along with witnesses), and is hanged. We find him briefly mentioned in Foden's New Zealand legal history, and find him again in AUSTLII in the Superior Courts of New South Wales (pre-1900) Case Notes.
The Doyle case is an interesting bit of social history - both for the facts and for how the Sydney Herald presents them.
The Case Notes database is pretty cool.
AUSTLII is amazing.

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