ON THIS DAY…… 23rd September 1853

We have been credibly in formed that the prisoners in the Geelong Gaol have partly succeeded, since they have been ironed, in cutting their manacles. For a long time an infamous connivance has been going on, among those who have immediate charge of the prisoners. Two tennon saws, made of the best steel, and three triangular files, were found by Mr. Brodie, the Governor of the gaol, concealed in one of the cells