From Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project
John Bailey was a cordwainer (quality shoe maker) at Italian Gully, Victoria, <1863>.
John Bailey had a residence and store at Italian Gully. In 1863 a man was charged with breaking into the store:
BREAKING INTO A DWELLING.-Thomas Turner was charged with having, at Italian Gully, on the night of the 20th instant, feloniously broken into the dwelling house of John Bailey. Mr Sub-Inspector M'Namara conducted the prosecution. John Bailey, a cordwainer residing at Italian Gully, deposed that on Sunday night last, at about halt-past 11 o'clock, he was aroused by a noise in the shop. He was in bed at the time. He got up and called out to the per son. He at the same time went and opened the front door. He saw the prisoner coming out of the shop. Witness accosted him, when he said he had lost his hat. The prisoner took nothing out of the shop. Witness went and called a neighbor, but when be returned the prisoner had gone. On examining the door the next day witness was of opinion that a man the worse for liquor and falling against the door might have forced it open. He gave the prisoner in charge to prevent a repetition of the occurrence. The prisoner said he bad lost bis hat, and seeing a light in the window he wished to procure it to enable him to find the hat He had no felonious intention. The prisoner was discharged.
- ↑ 1863 'SCARSDALE POLICE COURT.', The Star (Ballarat, Vic. : 1855 - 1864), 23 September, p. 4, viewed 7 March, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72517412
--Peter Waugh 15:27, 7 March 2014 (EST)