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The Barrier Miner, Broken Hill, New South Wales, 14 December 1912, p.5
Caning a Cadet.
The Sydney Grammar School Episode.
Question in the Senate.
In the Senate yesterday, Senator Rae read a letter received
from the father of a cadet, who, it was alleged had been caned at
the Sydney Grammar School for a breach of military discipline.
The boy admitted having gone home when he was told by the
commanding officer to remain in after hours for laziness.
"My son tells me," the father wrote, "that the
acting headmaster, Mr. Lucas, asked him which he would prefer, to
be fined £30 or three months imprisonment, or be caned. My boy
said he would rather be caned by Mr. Lucas. The acting head
master then assembled the lads and addressed them, stating that
their comrade was to be punished for a breach of military
discipline. My boy was then caned by Mr. Lucas."
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