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On This Day – September 27, 1925

Today, Leslie Evans. aged 24 years, as tevedore, was remanded at the City Court today until October 9 on a charge of having murdered Bennedetto Gracios, an Indian bedroom steward on the Mooltan. who was assaulted and robbed on September 27 and died. yesterday as a result of injuries received. Bail was refused.

On This Day – April 18, 1913

In the Criminal Court today, Frank Claffey was charged with the manslaughter of Henry McNamara. McNamara was assaulted and robbed on April 18 at Fitzroy, on a vacant piece of land known as the Swamp. Dr. Mollison said that death was due to acute peritonitis, and that the rupture of the bowels was consistent with a kick. The further hearing of the case was adjourned until tomorrow.

On This Day ……. 3rd April 1911

Patrick Crowe, the stoker on the HMS Psyche, who was on remand in the Geelong Gaol for having assaulted William Ray, was sentenced to three months imprisonment, at Geelong Gaol.

 

On This Day – September 27, 1925

Today, Leslie Evans. aged 24 years, as tevedore, was remanded at the City Court today until October 9 on a charge of having murdered Bennedetto Gracios, an Indian bedroom steward on the Mooltan. who was assaulted and robbed on September 27 and died. yesterday as a result of injuries received. Bail was refused.

On This Day – April 18, 1913

In the Criminal Court today, Frank Claffey was charged with the manslaughter of Henry McNamara. McNamara was assaulted and robbed on April 18 at Fitzroy, on a vacant piece of land known as the Swamp. Dr. Mollison said that death was due to acute peritonitis, and that the rupture of the bowels was consistent with a kick. The further hearing of the case was adjourned until tomorrow.

On This Day ……. 3rd April 1911

Patrick Crowe, the stoker on the HMS Psyche, who was on remand in the Geelong Gaol for having assaulted William Ray, was sentenced to three months imprisonment, at Geelong Gaol.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 10th Janurary 1902

Percy Ramage assaulted a fellow-prisoner in Geelong Gaol on this day in 1902. Ramage was ordered to be dealt with by the visiting justices, but was allowed to go back to work. He abused Warder Barker, and was removed to his cell by two warders. On the way he bolted along the corridor, seized an axe from a prisoner named Fahey, and rushed for the corridor with the axe. The iron doors at each end were closed, thus enclosing the prisoner, who was only with great persuasion induced to give up the axe. He was locked up in a cell, but shattered the globe of the incandescent lamp in it, and attempted to cut his throat with the pieces. Afterwards, when handcuffed, he threw himself over a railing 40ft from the floor, but was saved from death by the handcuffs becoming entangled in the ‘railings.