At the Lyttelton R.M. Court yesterday George Wilson, an amateur photographer, was charged, on the information of Major Sir A. Douglas, with having taken photographs of Fort Jervois, Ripa Island, contrary to subsection 1, section 7, of the Official and Colonial Defence Secrets Act. Defendant stated he had been merely taking views of the harbor. The case was adjourned to January 18.
Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2868, 10 January 1893, Page 2