Deposition – Charles Zeddi


The Depositions

Deposition of Charles Zeddi

The examination of Charles Zeddi
Carpenter of Cossack
taken on oath this 18th
day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and 85 at Roebourne
in the Colony aforesaid, before the undersigned, one
of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said Colony in the presence and
hearing of Frederick Bevan, Charles Warburton, William Holmes Gilroy and San Qui who
are charged this day before me for that they the said F. Bevan. C. Warburton
W.H. Gilroy and San Qui at Roebourne on

This deponent Charles Zeddi on his oath
saith as follows:- I know the prisoners San Qui. He got a pick from me 2 or 3 weeks before Christmas. He said he wanted to dig two holes at the back of his place. I lent him one. That (produced) is my pick. The one I lent him was different, was very worn down. That is not the one I lent him. I have not seen the one I lent him since. I don’t know how he got that one. There were several picks when he borrowed one. Any one could get at them ? by San Qui. He took a short pick from me. He might have come back and taken the other after.

Charles Zeddi

Before me
E.H. Lawrence J.P.