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The Argus, Melbourne, 6 November 1909, p.17
Floggings at Pentridge.
The public flagellator had a busy day at Pentridge on Friday, two youths named respectively James Cook and Albert Johnson receiving a birching of twelve strokes each, while a third convict named Joseph Stevens received a whipping of twelve strokes with the cat-o'-nine-tails. The three men were sentenced by Judge Eagleston at the Melbourne General Sessions on September 1 for robbery in company, Cook and Johnson to two years each, with one birching each of twelve strokes, while Stevens was sentenced to seven years imprisonment, and one whipping of twelve strokes with the cat-o' nine-tails.
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