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Judicial CP - October 1902

Corpun file 22637

The Argus, Melbourne, 14 October 1902

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A Birching at Pentridge.

At the Pentridge Prison yesterday morning Peter Berry, a youth of 15 years, received 20 strokes with the birch, portion of a sentence of one month's imprisonment, with two birchings of 20 strokes, imposed upon him by Mr. Justice Williams at the Supreme Court at Bendigo, on 7th inst., for an offence upon a young girl in the Wedderburn district. The prisoner cried piteously throughout the administration of the punishment, and said he would "never do it again."

Corpun file 23518

The Argus, Melbourne, 29 October 1902, p.9

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Birching at Pentridge.

Peter Berry, aged 15, who was sentenced by Mr. Justice Williams, at the Bendigo Supreme Court, on October 7, to one month's imprisonment and two birchings of 20 strokes, for an offence upon a girl in the Wedderburn district, received his final whipping yesterday. The prisoner felt the punishment keenly. Prior to being triced up, and when being told he was about to receive his final punishment, he exclaimed, "Thank God, it is the last."

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