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ON THIS DAY…… 4th November 1922

Concerts at Geelong Gaol

Since the escape of Angus Murray from Geelong gaol there has been a ban on the fortnightly concerts that were formerly held in the gaol for the entertainment of the prisoners. The Inspector-General has now issued instructions that the concerts may again be held , and with the object of reverting to the former practice it has been decided to hold a concert on the afternoon of Saturday, November 10. The assistance of vocal and other artists is desired. Visitors will notice that the surroundings of the gaol have been improved, as the painters and decorators have renovated and decorated the interior of the building. Angus Murray’s cell has been repaired, and peace and order seem to again prevail. The prisoners’ choir master (Angus Murrray) will be succeeded by another prisoner who shows vocal power. It is not generally known that among the prisoners are several men who can contribute an entertainment.

ON THIS DAY…… 20th September 1882

A man named Charles West, who escaped from the gaol on this day in 1882 afternoon, was captured this morning at half-past 7 o’clock on the common near the eastern side of the Corio Cricket-ground by Warder Wheatland, Mr. Dwyer, the governor of the gaol, being also present. West, who was in prison garb, shivering from the cold and exposure all night, made no resistance. He stated that he escaped from the gaol while one of the warders was admitting Dr. Mackin into a side yard, and escaped into the street by unlocking a small gate leading from the yard. West will be brought before the visiting magistrates on a charge of absconding.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 4th November 1922

Concerts at Geelong Gaol

Since the escape of Angus Murray from Geelong gaol there has been a ban on the fortnightly concerts that were formerly held in the gaol for the entertainment of the prisoners. The Inspector-General has now issued instructions that the concerts may again be held , and with the object of reverting to the former practice it has been decided to hold a concert on the afternoon of Saturday, November 10. The assistance of vocal and other artists is desired. Visitors will notice that the surroundings of the gaol have been improved, as the painters and decorators have renovated and decorated the interior of the building. Angus Murray’s cell has been repaired, and peace and order seem to again prevail. The prisoners’ choir master (Angus Murrray) will be succeeded by another prisoner who shows vocal power. It is not generally known that among the prisoners are several men who can contribute an entertainment.

ON THIS DAY…… 20th September 1882

A man named Charles West, who escaped from the gaol on this day in 1882 afternoon, was captured this morning at half-past 7 o’clock on the common near the eastern side of the Corio Cricket-ground by Warder Wheatland, Mr. Dwyer, the governor of the gaol, being also present. West, who was in prison garb, shivering from the cold and exposure all night, made no resistance. He stated that he escaped from the gaol while one of the warders was admitting Dr. Mackin into a side yard, and escaped into the street by unlocking a small gate leading from the yard. West will be brought before the visiting magistrates on a charge of absconding.