On this day …….. 13th of January 1948
A prisoner, David Thomas Macauley, escaped from Beechworth prison garden at 2.45pm on this day in 1948, and went into heavily timbered country. He is believed to be making for Yackandandah. Police and warders are searching the district. Macauley is wearing grey woollen shorts, white shirt with red stripe, and heavy black boots. ‘ He is hatless and coatless, and left a pair of prison trousers behind.