The Picket Line — 9 September 2013

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11 December 1888, Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), page 6

…of the immense majority of the people. A little incident which occured at Fermoy a few days ago shows their determination. A farmer drove his cart slowly through the town, displaying on the back of his vehicle, the placard containing the extract from the Daily News , which the police have been so furiously tearing down, and besides it another, stating that the barony of Condons and Clongibbon would follow the example of Clare in resisting the blood-tax. This daring defiance of police sentiment was perfectly successful, as no attempt to interfere with the farmer or his placards was made. The (Rockhampton, Queensland) Morning Bulletin published this note in its 11 December 1888 edition: Mr. James Rice Kent, who has taken an active part in the resistance to the Leahy tax, was, at the Fermoy Petty Sessions, fined 20 s. , or, in default, a fortnight’s imprisonment, for blowing a horn after the police escort conveying a Leahy tax prisoner to gaol, and shouting “Remember Mltchelstown.” On the application of the Constabulary a warrant was issued, and the police searched several houses for the accused, who managed to escape.…