On this day …….. 5th of June 1919
On the 5th of June 1919 at 1pm Albert Young, aged 19, a prisoner remanded from the Geelong Court on a charge of housebreaking at Inverleigh, took advantage of the temporary absence or the yard sentry at the time of changing guard to scale the wall of the gaol compound, and make his escape. He was seen to drop to the ground outside and to race away towards South Geelong. Warder Minogue followed, but Young was too fast, and disappeared down a lain. It was found he had made his climb over the 15ft wall by means of a 7ft. piece of rope, to which he had attached a hook used by painters in their work at the gaol. As soon as the sentry left his platform Young must have thrown the hook at the iron railing which surrounds the sentry’s platform. The hook held fast and the youth climbed up hand over hand. The police were at once mustered to assist the wardens staff to scour the district for the escapee. Young was recaptured in Lara just before nightfall.