Authorities Contrived to Rid Geelong of Emily Green

On This Day ……. 23rd of August 1873 How the Geelong gaol and police authorities contrived to rid Geelong of Emily Green by transporting her to Melbourne is thus related by the Geelong Advertiser :-” On this day in 1873, it was arranged that she should be conducted from gaol, on her liberation, to the […]

Lunatic makes his way to Nhill

On this day …….. 23rd of August 1933 The police have not been able to trace a patient who escaped from the Ararat Hospital for the Insane, Victoria on the 23rd of August 1933. The patient was brought to the institution from the Nhill district where he lived with his family on a farm. The […]


On this day …….. 23rd of August 1930 Topsy, the star performing elephant of Sole Brothers Circus, caused a sensation in South Brisbane when she broke from her tether, ran amok, pushed her head through the plate-glass of a shop window, and did a clumsy waltz like she does in the ring.” Attendants finally led […]


On this day …….. 23rd of August 1949 Only a few hours after they broke out of Ararat Asylum, Victoria on the 23rd of August 1949, three men, described by the police as dangerous criminal lunatics, were recaptured. William Thomas Clark aged 32 years, Norman Connors aged 25 years, and Jack Wilmot Allan aged 20 […]