Nine Months in Gaol

On This Day ……. 20th June 1911 A vagrant from the Sale district who had been on remand at the Geelong Gaol for a week, appeared before the bench at the Police Court. Superintendent Charles stated that the man was in a shocking state of health, and suggested that he should be returned to gaol […]

Lemonade Bottle Used as a Missile

On This Day ……. 19th June 1907 A notorious character named Thomas Taylor was charged at the Police Court with throwing a missile to the damage of J. P. Sheridan, licensee of the Sir Charles Darling Hotel, Bellerine street, on this day in 1907. Evidence was given that Taylor, when refused with a drink, seized […]

TAKEN TO GAOL

On This Day ……. 18th June 1910 Stephen Maher who was some time back fined for drunkenness by the Geelong West magistrates and failed to meet the payment within the stipulated time, but left the district; was on this day in 1910 seen and arrested at North Geelong, by Constable Stewart on a warrant of […]

PRISONERS ATTEMPT SUICIDE

On This Day ……. 17th June 1903 The police magistrate and Mr. M’Millan, J.P., attended the gaol, and dealt with two prisoners who during the past week attempted, to take their own lives. One, who endeavoured to hang himself, was considered to he irresponsible, and was discharged. ‘ The other, who tried to cut “his […]

NO CAT AT GEELONG GAOL

On This Day ……. 16th June 1919 By 1919 Pentridge Prison was the only penal establishment in Victoria where a flogging of criminals could take place. For thirty years, the triangles have not been rigged in the Geelong Gaol. It has neither tripod, flagellator nor lush. On this day in 1919 the Geelong Gaol had […]

Convicted at Colac

On This Day ……. 15th of June 1901 A man named Joseph Laithwaite, was convicted at Colac on a charge of unlawful assault was lodged within the confines of the Geelong gaol.  

PENTRIDGE TO GEELONG

On This Day ……. 14th June 1901 Three prisoners arrived under escort from Pentridge at the Geelong gaol on this day in 1901, where they complete their term of imprisonment under which they were sentenced. One of tho number included John Sissons, who was recently sentenced to three years’ imprisonment for a disgusting offence in […]

INSANE INDIAN

On This Day ……. 13th June 1901 An Indian, who had developed symptoms of insanity since his transfer to the Geelong gaol from Melbourne, was token to the Yarra Bend Asylum. With the Indian travelled an elderly lunatic patient who was committed to the Kew Asylum by the Geelong bench. The pair were under the […]

BEACONSFIELD MURDER

ON THIS DAY…….. 12th June 1921 Two men were detained by the police on this day in 1921 on connection with the double murder at Beaconsfield, when an aged couple Mr. Frederick Sheard and his wife, were killed in their bed. The police also took into their possession a yellow motor-car.  

COLLINGWOOD MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

ON THIS DAY……… 12th June 1939 A finding that a motor-van that struck and killed Patrick White aged 55, of Otter St., Collingwood, on this day in 1939, had been driven negligently. He committed John Dingwall McGregor, dairy produce merchant, of Park Grove, Burnley, for trial on a charge of manslaughter. It was stated in […]

THREE MONTHS GAOL

On This Day ……. 12th June 1902 William Beecham was charged with vagrancy and awarded a term of three months in the Geelong gaol.

THE BAIRNSDALE TRAGEDY

ON THIS DAY – June 11, 1910 POLICE COURT PROCEEDINGS. At the Bairnsdale Police Court, Ernest Peeck was again remanded for a week on charges of having, on June 11, murdered his wife, and attempted suicide. The police stated that the accused was not in a fit state to appear in court. His breathing was […]