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Thursday, January 19, 2012

If the young John Mawbey was already a 'prisoner of the Crown' when he was before Hobart Quarter Sessions for stealing from shops (shoplifting), what was he doing roaming freely around the town?
Why wasn't he incarcerated?
And why wasn't he incarcerated when he was let off the first time he was before the court?
He must have been an escaped criminal at the time ...