On This Day ……. 21st April 1870

Adolph Thieves, convicted on two charges of larceny, asked His Honour to he kind enough to pass a lenient sentence, as it was the first time he had been in gaol, and he could prove when he came out that the property was not Mr Gosling’s at all. His Honour said that the prisoner had been left in charge of his masters property, and one fine morning disappeared with a large quantity of it. Sentenced to three years’ hard labour for the first offence, and two years for the larceny at the Geelong Gaol.