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Document: Brisbane, 1931.

A man asks to be excused from jury duty because he is deaf in one ear. The judge excuses him because jurors “have to hear both sides here”.

DEAF JUROR. (1931, November 17). Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1922 - 1933), p. 10. Retrieved January 3, 2024, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article254227424
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