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The Egeria Court Martial.

ANOTHER HEAVY SENTENCE. [PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.] . Sydney, May 3. "'■ The: r« Da^y .Telegr^fc/^as an • . Article this morning dealing >with the „; Court-martial which is being f held on '■-*„■ the ringleadeW-of^the^alk^W^utiny ';[ on board H.M.S. Egeria. It considers , • the^ constitution of the Court-martial : distinctly unfair; an# glares* <ihat the „ : partisan ;cqioringj^hjlcl| >'iß;'given to the Court renders an approach to, even- ; handed justice a designed impossibility. i The " Telegraph " then goes on to refer to ;thejcharge on' v which' '¥$$£, Officer ; Allen was sentenced °to fife years' '; penal servitude, and characterises it as . ; a trumpery one, addingthat'itlis simply ', ,[ absurd jbo desmbe' f tne which ; toot: place amo^th^^^^l^|nutiny. ■.; . After actrayesty' v ofja,^rial a!, man was : sentenced to five years for an offence ! which any \ Civil Court\f W<#fl& have considered metby a'lii6nth*B'iimprisonment. ■'• /} ' .;■"'::\;..'- ,'.:i7,ri ;May,'4. .; -, Murch, a-leading seaman of H.M.S. .• ■ Egeria, in whose case those conducting , the'Cour^martial'-nad reserved their ';.;■, decision, has" been- f sentenced to tw6 "■..■} years' imprisonment, and'at the expira- i 1 tion of the sentenoe rtp ;'; i from the: service. At the, trial one !• witness stated that the crew had been-. 'treated more ,like_ men who had committed felony or'^murder than inen^: breaking leave by'two hours^-, , •.

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The Egeria Court Martial., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2421, 5 May 1890

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The Egeria Court Martial. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2421, 5 May 1890

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