Chinese Sent to Gaol

On This Day ……. 29th June 1911 On this day in 1911, Ah Loy, a Chinese, who resided in Geelong appeared on remand at the City Court on a charge of having in his position four tins opium. Ah Loy was sentenced to Geelong Gaol.

Guilty of Fraud

On This Day ……. 28th June 1901 A solicitor named Joseph Henry Grey has been found guilty of fraud at Geelong, and sentenced to five years gaol.

Birregurra Police Court

On This Day ……. 27th of July 1913 At the Birregurra Police Court on this day in 1913, a young man named Roy Thomlinson, arrested in Geolong, was charged with larceny of £10 from H. A Brady. a local hotelkeeper. He pleaded guilty, and the bench, sentenced him to two months’ imprisonment at Geelong 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 […]

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 […]

ESCAPE FROM GEELONG GAOL

On this day …….. 5th of June 1919 On the 5th of June 1919 at 1pm Albert Young, aged 19, a prisoner remanded from the Geelong Court on a charge of housebreaking at Inverleigh, took advantage of the temporary absence or the yard sentry at the time of changing guard to scale the wall of […]

Letter to the Editor of the Geelong paper

On This Day ……. 4th of June 1900 Within the last day or so two old prisoners have died at the gaol. Old, infirm, and diseased prisoners are sent to Geelong to die, and these deaths appearing in the published mortality returns, without explanation, which make it appear that Geelong is an unhealthy district. Steps should […]

Tragedy of jealousy – BALLARAT

ON THIS DAY…… 31st May 1943 After having deliberated for 2 hours a jury in Ballarat Supreme Court found Kenneth Geoffrey White, of Ballarat, not guilty of having murdered his wife and having maliciously wounded a soldier, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. A verdict of not guilty was also returned on an […]

50 years a convict

On This Day ……. 25th May 1901 A Remarkable Record was reported in the Geelong paper on this day in 1901. There will shortly be released from the Geelong gaol, a convict with a most remarkable record. His name is Frederick Clarke, better known as ‘Josh’ Clarke, and he has spent nearly half a century […]

YOUNG WOMAN SENT TO GAOL

On This Day ……. 19th May 1913 Enid Harris, a young married woman, was in the Geelong Court on this day in 1913, presented on several charges of having passed valueless cheques and obtained goods by false representations. She was arrested at Beechworth, when she was doing the rounds of the district in a motor […]

Aboriginal Charged

On This Day ……. 16th May 1906 An aboriginal named James Major, who recently arrived in Geelong from Williamstown, was charged with assaulting his wife, a white woman with a deck’ chair was sentence to the Geelong gaol.