Background[ edit ] Originally from a working-class family in Wolverhampton , England,[ citation needed ] Glover was convicted of many petty crimes dating back to for stealing clothing and handbags. Shortly after emigrating from England to Australia, Glover was convicted on two counts of larceny in Victoria , and a stealing charge in New South Wales. In , he was convicted on two counts of assaulting women in Melbourne, two counts of indecent assault , one of assault occasioning actual bodily harm , and another four counts of larceny. He was sentenced to a three-year good-behaviour bond. Glover's mother moved to Australia in ; she died of breast cancer in Glover separated from his wife, who took their daughters to New Zealand.