On This Day ……. 27th of August 1894
Great excitement was at the Geelong gaol on this night in 1894 was made evening by a man named John Riohardson, recently discharged after serving a short stay. A few minutes after 9 o’clock the chief warder heard an unusual noise in the labour yard, and proceeding thither armed with u revolver discovered a man crouching at the foot of a ladder near the outer wall. The ladder had been used to effect an entrance, but one of tho rungs had broken, throwing the man to the ground, he was arrested, but gave no reason for his exploit.