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ON THIS DAY …….. 24th March 1883

David Chalmens was committed to Ararat Lunatic Asylum on the 14th of July 1869, by his brother Alex Chalmens. Chalmens was a Black Smith for the Port Phillip Mining Company in Clunes. On admission Chalmens was described but the Medical Superintendent Dr William Armstrong as Convalescent. Chalmens escaped on the 24th of March 1883, and was recaptured on the 2nd of April. On the 12th of April 1884 Chalmens was transferred to Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum.

 

 

On This Day – January 5, 1896

An old farmer, aged 67, named Loughlin Byrnes, living at Ultimo, near Clunes, quarrelled with his wife and struck her on the head with an iron bar and then ran into the dairy and cut his own throat with a butcher’s knife. A grandchild gave the alarm to the police and they found Byrnes dead. Mrs. Byrnes suffered a severe scalp wound, but is likely to recover. The cause of the act is unexplained.

 

ON THIS DAY …….. 24th March 1883

David Chalmens was committed to Ararat Lunatic Asylum on the 14th of July 1869, by his brother Alex Chalmens. Chalmens was a Black Smith for the Port Phillip Mining Company in Clunes. On admission Chalmens was described but the Medical Superintendent Dr William Armstrong as Convalescent. Chalmens escaped on the 24th of March 1883, and was recaptured on the 2nd of April. On the 12th of April 1884 Chalmens was transferred to Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum.

 

 

On This Day – January 5, 1896

An old farmer, aged 67, named Loughlin Byrnes, living at Ultimo, near Clunes, quarrelled with his wife and struck her on the head with an iron bar and then ran into the dairy and cut his own throat with a butcher’s knife. A grandchild gave the alarm to the police and they found Byrnes dead. Mrs. Byrnes suffered a severe scalp wound, but is likely to recover. The cause of the act is unexplained.