The Eureka Stockade

Author: Raffaello Carboni

Chapter XXIV. Ortica Ensis: Secunda.

Out came the ’Ballaarat Times’, Saturday, November 25, 1854. Work was stopped at every hole: the miners left the deep and mobbed together round any reader of the full report of the—

Trial of MR. AND MRS. BENTLEY, Hanse, and Farrel, FOR THE MURDER OF JAMES SCOBIE. ---- Supreme Court, Melbourne. ---- GUILTY! of Manslaughter. Mrs. Bentley scot-free.

His Honour considered their conduct was wanton and reckless. He should mark his sense of the outrage of which they have been found guilty, by passing on each of them a sentence of THREE (!) YEARS’ IMPRISONMENT WITH HARD LABOUR ON THE ROADS.

Great Works!

Trial of Fletcher, M`Intyre and Westerby, for BURNING THE EUREKA HOTEL. ---- Supreme Court, Melbourne. Criminal Sittings. ---- GUILTY, with a recommendation to mercy!!

The Foreman of the Jury appended the following rider to the verdict:—

"The jury feel, in giving their verdict against the prisoners at the bar, that in all probability, they (the jury) should never have had that painful duty to Perform, if those entrusted with the government offices at Ballaarat had done theirs properly."

His Honour said: THE SENTENCE of the Court is, that you, M`Intyre be confined in H.M. gaol, at Melbourne, for THREE MONTHS, but I shall not subject you to labour. (Great works!) You, Fletcher, to four months; and you, Westerby, to six months confinement... ...The Executive was sufficiently strong to punish those who outrage the law! (Great works at Toorak!)


La vita in grammatica, Facil declinazione; La vita poi in pratica, Storta congiugazione: Della vita lo spello dal mondo sciolto, Al mondo vivi, poiche non sei sepolto.


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Chicago: Raffaello Carboni, "Chapter XXIV. Ortica Ensis: Secunda.," The Eureka Stockade in The Eureka Stockade Original Sources, accessed March 18, 2019,

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