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Monday, June 30, 2014

EDMUND MAWBEY, BRITISH NAVY SEAMAN

Empire, Sydney, Monday 17 April 1865
WATER POLICE COURT. - Saturday.
(Before the Water Police Magistrate.)
Jane Wilkinson, aged 29, described as a domestic servant, was brought up for protection. From the evidence it appeared that the prisoner, on Thursday night last, threw herself into the water from the pier near the battery at Fort Macquarie and but for the timely aid of Edmund Mawbey, ship's corporal, of H.M.S. Curacoa, she  would inevitably have lost her life. The woman had been carried into the stream fully thirty yards when Mawbey plunged in to her rescue. She was slightly under the influence of liquor when she was given into custody. The Water Police Magistrate complimented Mawbey for his gallant conduct. The prisoner was remanded for a week for medical treatment.
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Seven months later, in November 1865, Edmund Mawbey was in Darlinghurst Gaol.