Last week, Mrs. Slavin, of South Brisbane, appeared at the Police Office, and made affidavit that her husband, Michael Slavin, was neglecting his business and wasting his substance in consequence of continued intoxication, and she prayed that some restraint might be placed upon him; the Bench issued the usual order, under provisions of the Licensing Act, prohibiting all publicans and spirit merchants from supplying the said Michael Slavin with intoxicating liquors.

The Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) Morning Herald, February 12, 1851.