Notorious Emily Green

On This Day ……. 6th of August 1873 The notorious Emily Green, who for some time past has been diverting herself at Ballarat by getting drunk and uncontrollable, and destroying Government property when incarcerated, has again visited this town. Last evening she was found by Constable Digby, near the top of Yarra street, in the centre […]

Two Larrikins

On This Day ……. 5th of August 1880 Two larrikins named William Worzeldine and Walter Daniels were charged at the police court on this day in 1880, with being found in a public place with intent to commit a felony. There was a second charge of vagrancy. Sergeant O’Hare stated that about 10 o’clock on […]

Woman Lodged in the Geelong Gaol

On This Day ……. 4th of August 1884 A woman who wrested with a male named Oswald Brown, at Warrnambool on this day in 1884, was lodged in the Geelong gaol, to await the hearing of the charge against her at the Police Court. The man, who was also brought to Geelong, was afterwards taken […]

Two Years Imprisonment With Hard Labor

On This Day ……. 3rd of August 1887 David Craweonr, pawnbroker, pleaded guilty on the charges of using false pretences, on this day in 1887. He was sentenced to two years imprisonment in the Geelong gaol with hard labor. His Honour said that due to the prisoner’s age he would refrain from adding to the […]

Death at Geelong Gaol

On This Day ……. 2nd of August 1887 An aged inmate of the Geelong gaol named John Lynch, died at about 7:30pm on this day in 1887, in the hospital attached to that institution. An enquiry will be held upon the remains at 9 o’clock in the morning, before Mr Pardey, J.P.  

Died at the Prison of the Ill in Geelong

On This Day ……. 2nd of August 1875 A prisoner named George Buckley, undergoing a sentence of 12 months for vagrancy, and who was transferred from the Melbourne Gaol in April last died at the Geelong Gaol on this day in 1875 from phthisis. An inquest was held, and a verdict returned in accordance with […]

Two Convicts Escaped from Geelong Gaol

ON THIS DAY…… 30th September 1865 An escape was made by two prisoners from the gaol, named William Henry Thompson and Thomas Reynolds. The former was undergoing a sentence of three years for stealing in the Queen’s Head Hotel, and had been in confinement about fourteen months ; the latter was also undergoing a similar […]

Two Convicts Escaped from Geelong Gaol

ON THIS DAY…… 30th September 1865 An escape was made by two prisoners from the gaol, named William Henry Thompson and Thomas Reynolds. The former was undergoing a sentence of three years for stealing in the Queen’s Head Hotel, and had been in confinement about fourteen months ; the latter was also undergoing a similar […]

Chinaman Convict Hey Soon

ON THIS DAY…… 29th September 1906 The eccentric conduct of a Chinaman named Hey Soon, a month ago led lo his being sent to the Geelong gaol, and he became so much enamoured of that establishment that when his term of imprisonment expired on this day on 1906 he refused to leave. He would not […]

Convict Mary Jean Sinclair

ON THIS DAY…… 28th September 1904 Mary Bowman, the female swindler whose career in the Geelong district was short but lively, appeared at the police court before the police magistrate Mr. Patterson and Messrs. Pardey and Douglass, J’s.P. The prisoner, whose original name appears to be Mary Jean Sinclair, was charged with having, by false […]

Attempt Escape – Geelong gaol

ON THIS DAY…… 27th September 1852 An interesting attempt of an escape was made by three prisoners on the 24th of September 1852. Three prisoners had by some means obtained possession of a small saw and a jemmy bar, which they used to cut away part of the roof, half an inch steel plate. The […]

Two Week’s Imprisonment – Geelong Gaol

ON THIS DAY…… 26th September 1903 Rathor than submit to an order made by the police magistrate, requiring him to pay a small sum weekly towards the State pension drawn by his mother, a, wood merchant, named T. J. Powell, doing a good business in Autumn-street, Geelong West, was arrested, and taken to gaol on […]