Police Report of UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN, 26 October 1827

ESTHER BEGGE charged her assigned government woman with indolence and volatile conduct during the six weeks she had been in service, and moreover, an incessant tippler for the five Sundays last past — to borrow a favorite [sic] phrase of the mistress, she was “incorrigible bad,” and offered but slight hopes of amendment. The Bench recommended third class Factory discipline, and to this arrangement both maid and mistress were fain to consent.

See Original: “OFFENCES,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Friday 26 October 1827, p.3