On this day …….. 28th of January 1878

ESCAPED LUNATIC

Joseph Hudson a Blacksmith at Stringers creek in Gippsland committed his brother Richard to the Mayday Hills Asylum on the 5th of November 1869, because he could no longer look after him. Hudson’s wife was in Pentridge at the time and had been for a while. Hudson escaped on the 7th February 1877, but was recaptured the following day. Hudson would escape once more on the January the 28th 1878, were he was at large or five days.