Female Prisoners at Geelong Gaol

April 23rd, 1894 A reduction In the staff at the Geelong Gaol has been effected through the adoption by the Penal department of new arrangements in regard to the disposal of female prisoners of the vagrant class, for whom special accommodation has been provided at Pentridge. All the enfeebled women will be transferred to the Coburg penitentiary, only female prisoners […]

Female Prisoners to Pentridge

On This Day ……. 29th April 1894 On this day in 1894, all the female prisoners from the Geelong were transferred to Pentridge prison. There was a reduction in the staff at the Geelong Gaol from the effected through the option by the Penal department of new arrangements in regard to the disposal of female […]

Turnkey Catherine Smith

On This Day ……. 1st April 1854 On the 1st April 1854, Catherine Smith, female turnkey of the Geelong gaol, described a lunatic prison Ann Connelly. The Prisoner was rather violent and was very dirty in her habits, and required attendance as a child. She has been obliged to keep her bed from dysentery, and […]

Brodie’s Dilemma

On This Day – 10th March 1854 The Geelong gaol has been set apart for female prisoners, Governor Charles Brodie stated there is no means of separating the sane from the insane prisoners, for the want of accommodation. If I was to separate them, i.e., the sane from the insane, I should place at present […]

Feeble Class Prisoners

On This Day – 8th March 1907 Four prisoners, of the usual vagrant and feeble class, were received at the Geelong gaol on this day in 1907 from Pentridge, and the police escort took back two female prisoners to Coburg. Since the Penal authorities transferred the matron from the gaol, it has been necessary to […]

Lunatic Prisoner

On This Day – 1st March 1854 On the 1st March 1854, Catherine Smith, female turnkey of the Geelong gaol, described a lunatic prison Ann Connelly. The Prisoner was rather violent and was very dirty in her habits, and required attendance as a child. She has been obliged to keep her bed from dysentery, and […]

Female Prisoners to Pentridge

On This Day ……. 29th April 1894 On this day in 1894, all the female prisoners from the Geelong were transferred to Pentridge prison. There was a reduction in the staff at the Geelong Gaol from the effected through the option by the Penal department of new arrangements in regard to the disposal of female […]

Turnkey Catherine Smith

On This Day ……. 1st April 1854 On the 1st April 1854, Catherine Smith, female turnkey of the Geelong gaol, described a lunatic prison Ann Connelly. The Prisoner was rather violent and was very dirty in her habits, and required attendance as a child. She has been obliged to keep her bed from dysentery, and […]

Brodie’s Dilemma

On This Day – 10th March 1854 The Geelong gaol has been set apart for female prisoners, Governor Charles Brodie stated there is no means of separating the sane from the insane prisoners, for the want of accommodation. If I was to separate them, i.e., the sane from the insane, I should place at present […]

Feeble Class Prisoners

On This Day – 8th March 1907 Four prisoners, of the usual vagrant and feeble class, were received at the Geelong gaol on this day in 1907 from Pentridge, and the police escort took back two female prisoners to Coburg. Since the Penal authorities transferred the matron from the gaol, it has been necessary to […]

Lunatic Prisoner

On This Day – 1st March 1854 On the 1st March 1854, Catherine Smith, female turnkey of the Geelong gaol, described a lunatic prison Ann Connelly. The Prisoner was rather violent and was very dirty in her habits, and required attendance as a child. She has been obliged to keep her bed from dysentery, and […]