On 20 September 1869 Julia late of Creswick was convicted by John Davis JP. On 18 September, two days earlier, she had stolen eighteen yards of flannel sheeting which was valued at two pounds, four shillings. This was the property of John Thomas Webb of the Creswick Drapery Shop. Julia was found guilty and sentenced to one month gaol at Ballarat and there kept to the full term of hard labour. (Melanie R. Senior, Thank you Your Worship, that will do ‘Til I get More!, BA Hons Thesis, 2 November 2001, p. 32)