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Children go before Court
Police Court Monday 11th November 1878
Orphans:- Edmund Henry Perry, Sarah Jane Carr and Elizabeth Kate Carr, aged 11, 6 and 3 years respectively, were charged with being neglected children. From the evidence of Mrs. Annie Barnach, wife of Wm Barnach, an employee of the Albion Factory, it appeared that the mother of these children was found dead in Yarra Street some time ago. Their Father, who was a labourer, was admitted to the hospital on Friday last, suffering from heart disease, and he died the same day. Neither parents had any relatives in the Colony at the time of their deaths, and they were in very poor circumstances whilst alive. Witness took them into her house after the father died.
Constable Rice stated that he visited their house after the death of the father, and found it in an unfurnished and miserable condition. The boy Perry was the son of Mrs Carr, by a former marriage. Perry was sent to the Industrial School, at Sunbury, for three years; while the girls were sent to Royal Park Industrial Schools, until each shall attain the age of 15 years. The Police magistrate referred in terms of approval to the conduct of Mrs Barnach, in acting the part of the good Samaritan towards the unfortunate children.
“The Geelong Advertiser”: 12th November 1878