On This Day ……. 8th April 1870

James Anderson and John Rockcliffe were charged with breaking into and stealing a quantity of goods front M’Mahon’s store, at Ondit and there was a second charge of breaking into and stealing from Bell’s store at Shank Hill. Prisoners pleaded not guilty. Both men were arrested at the Anakies by mounted Constable Wilson, with a large quantity of the stolen goods in their possession, who goods were fully identified, and the jury, without retiring, returned a verdict of guilty. Both the prisoners where sentence to Geelong gaol.