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 […]

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 […]

TRANSFERRED TO FITZROY

On This Day ……. 9th June 1902 A prisoner from the Geelong gaol named Warren Miller, was undergoing a cumulative sentence of four years for several offences connected with burglaries and larceny, etc., was removed to Melbourne to take his trial before the Fitzroy Bench on a chaise of being concerned in crimes in which […]

CHIEF WARDEN

On This Day ……. 8th June 1919 On this day in 1919, Mr. W. Rowe was appointed chief warder of the Geelong Gaol. He had been on the staff for some time, and is a native of Wexford, England.

A SOLDIER’S PUNISHMENT

On This Day ……. 7th June 1919 The Geelong branch of the Returned Soldiers and Sailors’ League alleges that a soldier while returning home absented himself from the steamer at Adelaide, and is now serving 112 days’ imprisonment in Geelong gaol. The officers of the league urge that an inquiry be held.