Alfred Cullimore

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Alfred Cullimore was a mine manager in Ballarat, <1868>.

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Cullimore was a surveyor for the Prince of Wales Co.[1] He had then become mine manager, and later the legal manager of the United Albion and Prince of Wales Gold Mining Company. In December 1868, the company offered a reward for his apprehension:

£50 REWARD.—The above Reward will be paid by the UNITED ALBION and PRINCE OF WALES GOLD MINING COMPANY (Registered), Sebastopol, for the apprehension of ALFRED CULLIMORE, late legal manager of the said Company. Description —Height 5 feet 9 Inches, stout build, florid complexion, light hair, sandy whiskers and moustache; age about 35. Is supposed to be accompanied by a female named Fanny Fisher. CHAS. SEAL, Chairman of Company. Ballarat, 14th December, 1868[2]

He was arrested in Wellington, New Zealand in 1869 and charged with stealing £15 and 51 oz of gold:

Detective Christien deposed to the arrest of Cullimore at Wellington. He searched the prisoner and found on him the document produced. It was a receipt for 27 oz 6 dwt 18 gr of gold sold to the Bank of New Zealand for £109 11s 1d. He also found 60 sovs.[3]

Cullimore was found guilty and sent to prison:

Alfred Cullimore was tried and convicted at the Circuit Court on Monday on two charges, one of having embezzled £15, and the other of having stolen 51 oz of gold, the property of the United Albion and Prince of Wales Company. The prisoner was undefended, and he neither questioned a witness nor spoke a word in his own defence. Both cases were soon disposed of, and the prisoner was sentenced to one year's imprisonment for the first and eighteen months' imprisonment for the second offence, both with hard labor.[4]

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  1. 1868 'WARDENS' COURTS.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 9 October, p. 4, viewed 28 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113847997
  2. 1868 'Advertising.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 17 December, p. 3, viewed 28 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112881942
  3. 1869 'THE CASE OF ALFRED CULLIMORE.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 5 February, p. 2, viewed 28 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112883114
  4. 1869 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870; 1914 - 1918), 23 February, p. 2, viewed 28 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112883534


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