Two extracts from Court Reports (courtesy of Denys Parsons)
The lad was described as lazy, and when his mother asked him to go to work he threatened to smash her head in. The case was adjourned for three weeks in order to give the lad another chance.
Miss Olive Inglis proved to be a young woman wearing a green suit and a hat trimmed with yellow lace. As there was a previous conviction for a similar offence, she was sentenced to twenty-one days imprisonment.
And a correction in a New Zealand newspaper:-
By an unfortunate typographical error we stated in last week’s paper that the retiring Mr A… was a member of the defective branch of the police force. Of course this should have read “The detective branch of the police farce”