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Trove Tuesday: Attempt to commit a rape

Today's post involves the niece of my Step Great Great Grandfather Henry Inifer (see more on him  here ).  Margaret Inifer was born about 1859 in Victoria, Australia, the daughter of Henry's brother Isaac Inifer and his wife Hannah Isabella nee Doherty. Source: CHEWTON POLICE COURT. (1875, September 10). Mount Alexander Mail (Vic. : 1854 - 1917), p. 2. Retrieved from Transcript: CHEWTON POLICE COURT. Thursday, September 9, 1875. (Before Messrs Meredith, Barker and Weatherley.) Patrick McNamara surrendered to his bail on a charge of attempt to commit a rape on Margaret Inifer, a girl 16 years old.  Mr Leech appeared for the defence. Prosecutrix deposed that she left Chewton about one o'clock on Sunday last, in company with Mary Ann Kane.  They went to O'Brien's, at the Junction ; the prisoner overtook them on the road, near O'Brien's.  After leaving O'Brien's, about 4 o'clock, t