The year was 1836 and the Governor of NSW was Richard Bourke. This convict built building is testimony to the skill of these wretches. "Appalled by the excessive punishments doled out to convicts, Bourke initiated 'The Magistrates Act', which simplified existing regulations and limited the sentence a magistrate could pass to fifty lashes (previously there was no such limit)." Only 50! Where is this building in Sydney? Answer tomorrow.