Crimes Act 1961: 235 Aggravated robbery – Ancestors of mine would not be impressed

14 Years – Something for you lot to think about

Every one is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years who—

  • (a) robs any person and, at the time of, or immediately before or immediately after, the robbery, causes grievous bodily harm to any person; or

  • (b) being together with any other person or persons, robs any person; or

  • (c) being armed with any offensive weapon or instrument, or any thing appearing to be such a weapon or instrument, robs any other person.


Pictured only a handful of my Family tree: Cigarettes became very popular among soldiers – pipes and cigars were inconvenient in the trenches, but cigarette packs fitted into shirt pockets and could be smoked during a short break. Soldiers were given free cigarettes every day and, after the war, cigarette smoking became much more acceptable. After the Second World War, three-quarters of the male adult population, and one-quarter of adult females were smokers.

A Nazi anti-smoking ad titled “The chain-smoker” saying “He does not devour it (the cigarette), it devours him”

If you don’t like the prices just shop around

Just as tobacco prices are about to soar, a 60-year-old Motueka man has been fined $6000 in the Auckland District Court for its unlawful manufacture.

Lawrence Reginald Jury was yesterday found guilty to being a party to the unlawful manufacturing of tobacco in breach of the Customs and Excise Act 1996.


“The signs of excessive indulgence in this destructive pastime are easily detectable. They are these: A disposition to eat, to drink, to smoke, to meet together convivially, to laugh, to joke, and tell indelicate stories” Mark Twain


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