The Mercury in 1949: Invalid pensioner thrown in jail for begging

Glen Humphries
Updated October 19 2023 - 6:17pm, first published 9:15am
In 1949, two men were actually sent to jail for begging in Wollongong.
In 1949, two men were actually sent to jail for begging in Wollongong.

Looking back at October 20, 1949

An invalid pensioner was sentenced to three months jail for begging.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.

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