Lunatic in pyjamas breaks into house – Ararat

On this day …….. 18th September 1954 After escaping from Ararat Mental Hospital, clothed only in his pyjamas, broke into a house where a woman was alone with her children, in the early hours of the 18th of September 1954. Many shift workers in the Ararat area were afraid to leave their families alone at […]

Lunatic escaped – Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum

On this day …….. 18th September 1874 A man whose Iname is unknown, and who it is believed is a lunatic escaped from the Yarra Bend Asylum, has been frightening women and children at Hawthorn and the neighbourhood by going about enveloped in a sheet and personating a ghost. One young girl named Brookfield, a […]

Lunatic on the run for 7 days – Beechworth

On this day …….. 18th September 1868 Jacob Jobbles was transferred from Yarra Bend Asylum to the Beechworth Asylum on the 23rd of November 1867. Jobbles escape on the 18th of September 1868, he was on the run for 7 days.  

Lunatic Eliza Brown escapes – Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum

On this day …….. 17th September 1859   An unfortunate woman, Eliza Brown, who was discovered at Footscray in a destitute condition, was brought up on the 17th of September 1859, at the Williamstown Police Court, and found to be a lunatic, escaped from the Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum.  

Escaped Lunatic – Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum

On this day …….. 17th September 1909 A young man who escaped from Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum was captured on the 16th of September 1909 in Kilmore. We was brought back to Melbourne.  

Convicts in Victoria

ON THIS DAY…… 16th September 1861 On this day in 1861, there were altogether 291 prisonors in the gaols of Melbourne; 214 males and 3 females in the Central Gaol; 31 males and 43 females in the Western Gaol. Tho prisoners are classified as follow:-Awaiting trial at the Police Court, 18 males, 1 female ; […]

Kew Asylum Escape

On this day …….. 16th September 1947 A patient escaped from the Kew Mental Asylum. Any person who can give information that might lead to his apprehension is asked to contact the police immediately.: The patients’ – description is: Age- 23. years, 5 -feet 10 inches, dark hair-: and dark eyes, wearing Government issue grey’ […]

Search for fugitive – Beechworth Asylum

On this day …….. 15th September 1943 On the 15th of September 1943 Robert Bunning aged 30 escaped from Beechworth Mental Hospital. Bunning was a farm labourer and escaped from while working on the hospital farm. Bunning had been committed to the hospital 3 years ago after he had been declared insane while awaiting trial […]

Lunatics escape from Royal Melbourne Show

On this day …….. 14th September 1909 Three lunatics escaped during the last few days. One from Kew Asylum, and the others were taken to the Royal Show form an outing where they eluded their attendants.  

Sunbury Asylum Escape Found in Geelong

On this day …….. 14th September 1922 The Sunbury authorities informed the Geelong police on the 14th of September that a lunatic had escaped, and as he formerly lived in Geelong West it was thought, he would be found in the district. The man was apprehended at Geelong West, by Constables Wilson, Collins and Shields, […]

Lunatic Cyril Anthony Ashiev – Beechworth Asylum

On this day …….. 13th September 1949 Cyril Anthony Ashiev a 38 year old patient who was described as a thief who escaped from the Beechworth Mental Hospital on the 13th of September 1949. Local residents have been reminded to take there keys out of there cars and lock their vehicles, shed and homes.  

Kew Asylum lunatic escapee

On this day …….. 11th September 1896 A lunatic named Coghlan escaped from the Kew Asylum on 11th of September 1896. At about 10.30 a.m. Constable W. Whiddett, who was witching near the bridge on the Flemington road, saw a man approaching shouting and gesticulating. Whiddett in a moment concluded that the man was the […]