ON THIS DAY…… 21st October 1893

On the 21st of October 1893, Josh Clark made his last attempt to escape from the Geelong Gaol. At the time Clark was sharing a cell with another male prisoner, both the men decided to escape by tunnelling through the thick walls. The men managed to remove 12 bricks from one of the gaol walls, but the outer blue stone wall stopped their progress. Clark had lifted the floor boards of the cell on the third floor to hide the bricks and mortar. They were discovered when Clarks cell mate dropped a brick. Both the prisoners received and extra six months imprisonment added to their sentenced for attempting to escape from the gaol.