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 […]

Lunatic Abraham Rees – Yarra Bend

On this day …….. 9th September 1861 Abraham Rees, who had been arrested as a lunatic escaped from the Yarra Bend Asylum, Melbourne, was remanded at the Municipal Court in Melbourne, to which place he will be conveyed by the escort on the 4th of September 1861. Rees would later be murdered in the Beechworth […]

Lunatic Hugh M’Leod escaped from Beechworth Asylum

On this day …….. 9th September 1902 Hugh M’Leod a patient who escaped from the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, North East Victoria on the 9th of September 1902 was arrested at Rutherglen wearing a woman’s hat and carrying a tomahawk in his hand. He was taken back to Beechworth Asylum.  

Lunatic Hugh M’Leod escaped from Beechworth Asylum

On this day …….. 9th September 1902 Hugh M’Leod a patient who escaped from the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, North East Victoria on the 9th of September 1902 was arrested at Rutherglen wearing a woman’s hat and carrying a tomahawk in his hand. He was taken back to Beechworth Asylum.  

Michael Murphy – Kew Asylum Escape

On this day …….. 8th September 1913 A patient at Kew Asylum named Michael Murphy eluded the attendants and escaped. The missing man is described as 33 years of age. 5 feet 8 inches in height, clean shaven, with ‘ brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a brown tweed suit and a drab […]

Two Lunatic escape – Beechworth Asylum

On This Day ……. 7th September 1868 Catherine Carey was transferred from the Beechworth Gaol to May Day Hills Lunatic Asylum on the 25th of April 1868. Carey’s husband Thomas had walked out and left her in 1861, it was believed that he lived on Melbourne rd, Donnybrook. Carey escaped on the 7th of September […]

Second time escaping – Ararat

On this day …….. 4th September 1868 Oliver Dragoon was committed to Ararat lunatic asylum, Western Victoria, on the 10th of February 1868. Dragoon managed to escaped from the Ararat Lunatic Asylum on the 4th of September 1868. He was arrested in Piggoreet on the 11th of September and was taken into Ballarat by Constable […]