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Supposed unsound mind

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Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940) - Tuesday 15 December 1896 p.2
Tuesday, 15th December
Before the Police-Magistrate
SUPPOSED UNSOUND MIND.
Ellen Spackman was charged on suspicion with being of unsound mind.
Constable Gandy deposed that at 10 o'clock that morning he arrested the accused in front of the police station, and charged her with being of unsound mind; he said to her " Where do you feel ill ?" and she said, " At times my head is bad-I am afraid it is some punishment on me for doing crocheting work of a Sunday...

... she reckoned she would have to make away with the youngest child because it had a Protestant name... (Kearan/Keiran)

... Dr. McKillop deposed that from accused's conversation he believed her mind to be unsound; he recommended that she be remanded for a week for observation.
 
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