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 […]

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.

GAOL BREAKING

On This Day ……. 11th June 1919 Albert Young, the youth who escaped from the local Geelong Gaol on the 4th of June, while on remand, was before the police court on several charges of larceny, all alleged to have been committed during the last couple of weeks. He was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment […]

ESCAPED CONVICT – GEELONG GAOL

On this day …….. 10th of June 1920 At 6:30pm on the 10th of June 1920, a prisoner named Josphe Bouchier, who was under going a sentence of three months’ imprisonment for larceny, escaped from the Geelong Gaol. Bouchier was found in bed at a Melbourne boarding house the following night. He was taken back […]

Frederick “Josh” Clark – Geelong gaol

Date of birth: 1829 Native Place: England Trade: Whitesmith Hight: 5ft 7in Complexion: Fresh Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown Geelong Gaol: 1888, 1889, 1894 The death of Frederick Clarke, better known as “Josh ” Clarke, took place in the Geelong gaol on the on the 4th August 1904, which brought to the end one of the […]