On this day …….. 13th September 1949

Cyril Anthony Ashiev a 38 year old patient who was described as a thief who
escaped from the Beechworth Mental Hospital on the 13th of September 1949. Local residents have been reminded to take there keys out of there cars and lock their vehicles, shed and homes.

 

On this day …….. 11th September 1896

A lunatic named Coghlan escaped from the Kew Asylum on 11th of September 1896. At about 10.30 a.m. Constable W. Whiddett, who was witching near the bridge on the Flemington road, saw a man approaching shouting and gesticulating. Whiddett in a moment concluded that the man was the escaped lunatic. The constable, in an apparently unconcerned way, bade him good-day, and asked ” if he was going far.” The lunatic made some incoherent reply, and attempted to pass the officer. In a moment Whiddett threw himself on the man and tried to manacle him. With a violent effort the lunatic freed himself, and. upon being again seized, struck the constable in the face, terribly bruising one of his eyes. The constable fought with the man for fully a quarter of an hour, and was thrown several times and had his face cut. Just about the time that bis strength was failing two tramway employes arrived and helped him to secure the lunatic, who was afterwards conveyed back to the Kew Asylum.

 

On this day …….. 9th September 1861

Abraham Rees, who had been arrested as a lunatic escaped from the Yarra Bend Asylum, Melbourne, was remanded at the Municipal Court in Melbourne, to which place he will be conveyed by the escort on the 4th of September 1861. Rees would later be murdered in the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum.

 

On this day …….. 9th September 1902

Hugh M’Leod a patient who escaped from the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, North East Victoria on the 9th of September 1902 was arrested at Rutherglen wearing a woman’s hat and carrying a tomahawk in his hand. He was taken back to Beechworth Asylum.

 

On this day …….. 9th September 1902

Hugh M’Leod a patient who escaped from the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, North East Victoria on the 9th of September 1902 was arrested at Rutherglen wearing a woman’s hat and carrying a tomahawk in his hand. He was taken back to Beechworth Asylum.

 

On this day …….. 8th September 1913

A patient at Kew Asylum named Michael Murphy eluded the attendants and escaped. The missing man is described as 33 years of age. 5 feet 8 inches in height, clean shaven, with ‘ brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a brown tweed suit and a drab felt hat.

 

On This Day ……. 7th September 1868

Catherine Carey was transferred from the Beechworth Gaol to May Day Hills Lunatic Asylum on the 25th of April 1868. Carey’s husband Thomas had walked out and left her in 1861, it was believed that he lived on Melbourne rd, Donnybrook. Carey escaped on the 7th of September 1868, by walking out of the grounds before the Ha Ha wall was complete. It was believed that Carey was looking for her husband, she stayed at large for three day before being recaptured and returned to the Asylum. On the 20th of December, Carey once again walked out of the Asylum, but this time was not found. It was believed that Carey had escaped again to find her husband.

 

On this day …….. 4th September 1868

Oliver Dragoon was committed to Ararat lunatic asylum, Western Victoria, on the 10th of February 1868. Dragoon managed to escaped from the Ararat Lunatic Asylum on the 4th of September 1868. He was arrested in Piggoreet on the 11th of September and was taken into Ballarat by Constable Magrath, and lodged in the Western lockup, before being returned to Ararat. This is the second time Dragoon has escape from the asylum, on the first occasion he succeeded in evading all search for several months. Dragoon died in the asylum. On the 2nd of June 1871, Dragoone escapes again and course on the 27th of June.

On this day …….. 4th September 1936

An inmate from the Mont Park Mental Home escaped and made his way northward to the foot of the ranges. He was seen at Arthur’s Creek and Strathewen the following day, where he called at the home of Mrs Brain. After wards he left in the direction of the heavily timbered country at the head of Arthur’s Creek. Residents need not be alarmed if the man is still at large when this item appears for he is described by the asylum authorities as perfectly harmless. His description is-aged about 45 years, 5 ft. 3 ins. tall, dark appearance, dark beard, and wearing a blue coat and white asylum trousers. Constable Brough, of Whitlesea, and others. have. been searching for the man, who appears to have taken refuge in he densely wooded country.

 

On this day …….. 3rd September 1935

Asylum attendants and the Kew police searched for an inmate of the Kew Asylum who escaped from the Institution late on the 3rd of September 1935, after a number of Inmates had been taken to see a motion picture in the main building, it was found that the man had disappeared. The attendants made a through search of the ground, and police on bicycle patrol on adjoining streets. A description of the man is as follows – aged about 45 years, 5ft 8in in height, thick set, allghtly steeping, wearing grey overcoat, felt hat, and dark trousers.

 

On this day …….. 1st September 1877

Martin Delaney was committed to Mayday Hills Asylum, Beechworth, North East Victoria, on the 1st of September 1877. Delaney had previsly been committed to the asylum on the 10th of November 1875, but was released as cured in December of that year. Delaney owned his own house which he leased out and had a selection of land which he farmed near Burramine. On the 7th of October 1877, Delaney escaped from the asylum but was recaptured three days later.

 

On this day …….. 1st September 1895

 

A patient named John Moloney made his escape from the Sunbury Lunatic Asylum, Victoria, on the 1st of Sept 1895, but owing to the promptness displayed by the authorities he was captured at the Plumpton, Diggers Rest, within two house of the time of his escape.