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On this day …….. 12th of December 1908

On the evening of the 12th of December 1908, Mr. Phillip Wirths of Wirths’ Circus, met with a painful accident. He was riding his favourite horse Bobs round the ring, and jumping through burning hoops held by the attendants. The rim of which struck him on the forehead, and threw him back on his horse, before he fell to the ground. Mr. Wirths, although severely burned about the face, courageously completed his performance.

 

On This Day – 19th March 1890

A swagman named George Fittes was proceeded against for the careless use of fire at Dean’s Marsh on the 10th of March. Evidence was given by Mounted-constable M’Kenzie to the effect that on the date named the defendant, lit a fire in a grass paddock, near the hotel at the township, for the purpose of boiling a “billy” of water. He subsequently left the fire burning, without having made any attempt to extinguish it. The accused admitted the offence, but said that he regretted his oversight in not putting out the fire. The Bench intimated that the prisoner had rendered himself liable to a penalty of £100 for his neglect. As he had not caused any damage and had been in custody at the Geelong Gaol since the fire was discharged.

 

 

On this day …….. 12th of December 1908

On the evening of the 12th of December 1908, Mr. Phillip Wirths of Wirths’ Circus, met with a painful accident. He was riding his favourite horse Bobs round the ring, and jumping through burning hoops held by the attendants. The rim of which struck him on the forehead, and threw him back on his horse, before he fell to the ground. Mr. Wirths, although severely burned about the face, courageously completed his performance.

 

On This Day – 19th March 1890

A swagman named George Fittes was proceeded against for the careless use of fire at Dean’s Marsh on the 10th of March. Evidence was given by Mounted-constable M’Kenzie to the effect that on the date named the defendant, lit a fire in a grass paddock, near the hotel at the township, for the purpose of boiling a “billy” of water. He subsequently left the fire burning, without having made any attempt to extinguish it. The accused admitted the offence, but said that he regretted his oversight in not putting out the fire. The Bench intimated that the prisoner had rendered himself liable to a penalty of £100 for his neglect. As he had not caused any damage and had been in custody at the Geelong Gaol since the fire was discharged.

 

 

12380539_221580294839773_1829296182_nOn this day …….. 12th of December 1908

On the evening of the 12th of December 1908, Mr. Phillip Wirths of Wirths’ Circus, met with a painful accident. He was riding his favourite horse Bobs round the ring, and jumping through burning hoops held by the attendants. The rim of which struck him on the forehead, and threw him back on his horse, before he fell to the ground. Mr. Wirths, although severely burned about the face, courageously completed his performance.