ON THIS DAY…… 13th January 1933
At the sittings of the Supreme Court Geelong before Mr. Justice McFarlan was the trial of Manus Diamond, 47 years, a labourer, on a charge of robbery. On the night of 13th of January, Diamond went into the bedroom of his 90 year old mother and demanded money. She declined and went to the kitchen, where Diamond stole a small purse Mrs Diamond had tied round her neck. The purse contained £43. Diamond was sent to the Geelong Gaol.