Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum Escaped Lunatic – Daniel Reardon

On This Day …….. 11th July 1905 A man who first gave the name of Daniel Reardon, but after being arrested the police found his real name was Dillan Mackay, was before the Albary court on the 11th July 1905, on a charge of being of Unsound mind. When his name was called he stared […]

Mont Park Escape – PRISONER’S ESCAPE

On This Day…….8th of July 1934 George Fairburn, alias Fuller, 41, a Pentridge prisoner, escaped from the Creswell Sanatorium at Mont Park on the 11th of July 1934. The penal authorities, who have appealed for public co-operation in recapturing Fairburn, state that he had been placed in the Sanatorium because of illness. He was suffering […]

Lunatic Walks Out Of Beechworth Asylum

07On This Day……7th July 1870 James Geary was committed to Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum on the 24th of November 1867, and was discharged on the 12th of October 1868. Geary was committed for a second time on the 26th of October of the same year. On the 7th of July 1870, Geary escaped by walking […]

Mont Park Escape ONE OF TWO ESCAPEES RECAPTURED

On This Day……7th of July 1925 A dangerous lunatic escaped from Mont Park Hospital on this day in 1925, and was recaptured by an attendant a few miles from the institution. He gave no trouble, and returned quietly withhis captors – Another escapee said to be dangerous was still free.

Lunatic Escaped – Sunbury Asylum

On This Day…….6th of July 1902 Riddell’s Creek One of the inmates of the lunatic asylum at Sunbury escaped on the 6th of July 1902, but was caught at Riddell’s Creek by one of the warders, assisted by Mr. J. Keiley. The man had been out all Saturday night, which was a rough and wet […]

Escaped From Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum Kitchen

On This Day…… 6th July 1886 Escaped Lunatic – John Fleming John Fleming, a lunatic at Yarra Bend, escaped from the cook-house of the institution on the 6th of July, and could not be traced. The police have been apprised of the escape, and requested to forward any particulars of his whereabouts which they may obtain […]

LUNATIC ESCAPED WHILE PLAYING FOOTBALL

On This Day…… 5th July 1874 John Butler was transferred from the Collingwood Asylum to the Ararat Lunatic Asylum on 16th of November 1868; he had been committed by his wife Mary from kangaroo Flat, Sandhurst. Butler was known by police as a violent man, prone to public outbursts. On the 5th of July 1874 […]

Lunatic Escapes Out From Door of Asylum

On This Day …….. 4th July 1905 FRONT DOOR ESCAPE 1905 A dangerous lunatic named Smith escaped from the main building of the Ararat lunatic Asylum about 7pm on the 4th of July 1905. It is not known how Smith managed to open the front door of the Asylum but its possible he fund some wire […]

Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum – Escaped Lunatic – Michael Coglilan

On This Day……. 28th June 1913 ESCAPE FROM YARRA BEND It was reported to the police on the morning of the 28th June 1913, that Michael Coglilan, an inmate of Yarra Bend Asylum, who escaped from the institution. The escaper was described as 40 years of age, 5 feet 16 Inches in height, slight of […]

Sunbury Asylum Escape – Lunatic with gun

On This Day …….. 27th June 1930 About midnight on the 27th of June 1930, the Daylesford police went to Bullarto in response to a report that an armed man Norman Brown aged 34, was threatening a family there. They found that a man, who it is said is an escapee from Sunbury Asylum, had […]

Sunbury Asylum Lunatic Escape

On This Day……. 26th June 1922 A search is being made by the Bendigo police for an inmate of the Sunbury Lunatic Asylum, who is stated to have escaped from custody. He is a powerful man and while detained in the receiving ward at the Bendigo Hospital made an attempt to escape. It then took […]

Ballarat Lunatic Asylum Escape

On This Day ……… 23rd June 1905 A man by the name of Alexander Allison, 26 years of age, escaped from this Windermere Hospital for the Insane in Ballarat. Allison was said to be a harmless lunatic. The police were notified of his escape.