On this day …….. 25th of January 1912

A lunatic who escaped from the Ararat Asylum on the 25th of January 1912, and who’s presence has been causing alarm to the residents of  Lake Bolac, Woorndoo and district. He was captured by Constable Conway and some locales. He had just dined at a farmer house a was walking towards Hamilton, when the police met him. He told the police that he was only looking for work. He was housed in the Caramut lock up until he could be escorted back to Ararat.