On This Day ……. 14th of August 1902

Richard Ryan was was to gaol for one month by the Coburg Court for stealing a butcher’s knife. Ryan had only bean, discharged from the Geelong gaol four days earlier, after serving a sentence of 12 months. He only enjoyed liberty for a few hours when he was arrested at Coburg by Constable Crawford on the above charge, when trying to sell the stolen knife.