TH!??.'. OFFENDERS FT.N'FD
At a Bi'Hng of the T.iule River S.M Court on October 12'b, before T. A. j_ B B-ulav, Esq ,8 M , Cbas. and H. ™ *J Chapman pleaded guilty to having lak en the cigga of native game from Lake El'eTner-t to wit black swans'
egg' on Sept 3rd
Hyary Shadbolt was similarly charged. Senior Sergeant Ryan proseouted -on debalf of the police. Constable Whatmon gavo evidence that on Sept, 3rd, at Kaituna, he saw defendants with a horse and trap com Ing from the Lake pbore, He stopped the trap, and found the mon bad a load of swans' eggs in it. Shadbolt offered to pay £5 to witneps if be wnnid say nothing more about it. ••Witness took tne turnout to a resident's house at Kaituna, and on unloading it found there were 350 "swans' eggs in it.
Shadbolt stated be was at the Lake |?ifh the Obesmans, but did not gather any eggs. Sergeant Ryan poin'ed out tbat it was a serious offence to rob tbe nests of native game w * The magistonte inflicted a fine of JBS and costs uron eaob off-nder.
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UNKNOWN, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3497, 19 October 1915
UNKNOWN Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3497, 19 October 1915
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