The Mercury in 1860: Tree chopper ends up in court

Glen Humphries
October 29 2023 - 12:00pm
In 1860 a man was hauled into court, charged with "maliciously" chopping down someone else's peach tree.
In 1860 a man was hauled into court, charged with "maliciously" chopping down someone else's peach tree.

Looking back at October 30, 1860

Court stories have always been a regular feature of the Mercury - but in 1860, they were quite dull.

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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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