Beechworth Lunatic Asylum

GOODBYE, FAREWELL AND AMEN …………….

We are into the final few day of Beechworth Ghost Tours with our final tours being held on Saturday 28/11/2015. If you have bookings with us past 30/11/2015, please contact us to make arrangements for your bookings.

We would like to thank all those who have passed through the gates of the Asylum and joined us on tours in the past 7 years. Without you, we would not be what we have become today. What started as a small idea has grown to the Asylum being a world reknown location. We say thank you to all of our staff both past and present.

We wish the new owners every success and all the very best for the future.

While we are sad to be finishing up at the Asylum, Twisted History will still be conducting tours at Geelong Gaol and in Melbourne’s Chinatown and Carlton. You can keep up with us at www.twistedhistory.net.au or any of our facebook pages at Twisted History, Geelong Gaol Ghost Tours or Melbourne Murder Tours

DIVORCE ACTION.

In the Divorce Court on this day in 1902, James Stokes, aged 56, sued for a divorce from Priscilla Stokes (48), the ground of, desertion. Petitioner stated that he was a warder at the Geelong Gaol at the time he married respondent, and at the time of his marriage he was a widower with three children. There were three children by the second marriage, and his wife and he frequently quarrelled over the way the latter was bringing up his family. On one occasion respondent told him that she could not understand why she married an old fellow like petitioner.

A Chinese in the Geelong Gaol, named Ah Lee Goon, who was transferred some time, ago from the Melbourne Gaol on account of mental weakness, has developed into a violent lunatic. On this day in 1902, two magistrates attended at the local gaol and committed the Celestial to a lunatic asylum.

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