Michael Sullivan

On This Day ……. 9th of August 1887

Three months ago an aged man named Michael Sullivan was arrested in the Colac district upon a charge of vagrancy, and was imprisonment in the Geelong gaol. Since then his health has failed, and on this day in 1887, when his term expired, he was unable to leave the institution. At his request Mr Henry Pinniger, Governor of the gaol, attended at the Police Court, and obtained for him an additional sentence of six months’ imprisonment. It was explained by Mr Pinniger that Sullivan believed he would be able to make his own living when the warm weather returned. The magistrates on the bench were the Mayor, and Messrs Tally and Hopkins.

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