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Alleged “Outhouse” pranksters, from the incident on New Year’s Day, 1912. Seven men are picture and are identified as:- Back Row (left to right) Fred Ferris, unknown, Joseph Scott, Albert Mudgeway. Front Row (left to right) Harold Mudgeway, John Ford, Paddy Dynan. Caption at bottom of photograph reads: “Guilty or Not Guilty.”

Handwritten bottom of original, as caption: “Guilty or not guilty ?”

Written on back with black ballpoint pen: “Original at Vernon Mudgeway Levin. The alleged offenders of the dunny at the Queen St. – Oxford St. intersection. New Year’s Eve 1912. From left, back row – Fred Ferris, —? , Joseph Scott, Albert Mudgeway. Front row – Harold Mudgeway, -- ? , Charles Mudgeway. Unidentified – John Ford & Paddy Dynan. Identified by Vernon Mudgeway Levin. Arlette Reading (Scott) Auckland 1986. Original at Vernon Mudgeway. Information Chronicle 12/1/1912. F.C. Swanwick.”

Penciled on back – Horowhenua Historical Society.

See also – Acc. #2000.575 for newspaper article, Chronicle 12/1/1912

Local and General. John Ford, Albert Mudgway, Charles Mudgway, Harold Mudgway, Joseph Scott, Frederick Ferris and Barney Dinan were charged at Levin S.M. Court this morning with having placed an obstruction on Oxford Street on the 1st January last. The presiding justices were Messrs B.R. Gardener and Jeremiah Hurley. Constable Bagrie prosecuted, and Mr Blenkhorn appeared for the defence. The case arose out of the disorderly proceedings in Levin on New Year’s Eve (Sunday), when a number of young fellows shifted an outhouse and left it standing in the thoroughfare at the intersection of Queen and Oxford streets. The police witnesses were Tom Tuohy, Cyril Jennings, Leslie Martin, and Reginald Coombes. All four of these witnesses had made statements to the police which the police regarded as being sufficient to establish their case, but when they were put in the box today they all had an affliction of memory which prevented them from remembering the main facts that were set down in the statements they made to the police. The bench, consequently, had to dismiss the cases against all the accused.

See also – Acc. #2000.339.0002

(caption – “I Aint A Goin To Tell”) – photo of the 4 witnesses who had an “affliction of memory” ?

Alleged “Outhouse” pranksters, from the incident on New Year’s Day, 1912. Seven men are picture and are identified as:- Back Row (left to right) Fred Ferris, unknown, Joseph Scott, Albert Mudgeway. Front Row (left to right) Harold Mudgeway, John Ford, Paddy Dynan. Caption at bottom of photograph reads: “Guilty or Not Guilty.”

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