On this day …….. 10th of August 1885
A resident of Warrenbayne discovered a number of bleached and partly decomposed human bones in a hollow log on the 10th of August 1885. The police removal the bones to Benalla, for an inquest. It is supposed to be the remains of a lunatic Matthew Lawrence who had escaped from the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum on the 28th of January 1884, and who was at large in the district for two years. Lawrence was committed to Mayday Hill Asylum on the 26th of June 1883.