Convicted of selling liquor without a licence. Alice Clarke was an entrepreneur who took advantage of restrictive liquor regulations, which forced pubs to close at 6pm. As a “sly grogger” she sold high-priced alcohol from a private residence. Clarke’s arrest came only weeks after the legislation was introduced. Aged 42
Circulated throughout Victoria and the Riverina district of New South Wales, petitioners for Ned’s reprieve signed forms like this. When the petition was presented to Parliament, more than 32,000 men, women and children had signed. Another 28,000 signatures are said to have been collected by the day of Ned’s execution. The Victorian Government attempted to discredit the sheer volume of signatures by labelling the participants as undesirables made up of ruffians and the dregs of society.
In 1842, when he was 14 years old, Henry Catlin was sentenced to be transported to Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) for 14 years. He had stolen 3/6d (17 ½ pence). Henry arrived with the other 185 surviving prisoners on 23rd September 1843. He stayed on in Australia after he had served his sentence, and died in Victoria in 1918.
Henry Pierce was arrested in the same raid as Patsy Neill. Police said that Pierce acted as offsider and bodyguard to cocaine seller Marie Elliott. Pierce, from Balmain in Sydney, had prior form for safe breaking and wife desertion.