Founding President, William Coltman, was a Judicial Justice of the Peace who could in those days be called on at any old time to preside in Court. Late one May afternoon in 1922 police requested a Court sitting at 5.15 pm to deal with 3 suspects who had been arrested for running a gambling house in Dominion Road. Mr Coltman remanded the trio on bail. At their later appearance, they pleaded guilty saying the game was up after undercover police had placed bets and then seized bookmaker’s records. Two were jailed, the third fined.
Researched and compiled by Ric Carlyon