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On This Day ……. 20th April 1894

On this day in 1894 Geelong council agreed to provide assistance to the Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum, stating that 20 more beds for inmates of the asylum, were needed, which would involve an increased annual outlay of £300. Councillor Abraham remarked that the Town Council had not for many years contributed towards the support of the local charities. He did not know why it had not done so, and he thought, that they should now depart from custom. It was a crying disgrace to them that people should have to be sent to the Geelong gaol merely because they were old and poor.

 

On This Day ……. 20th April 1894

On this day in 1894 Geelong council agreed to provide assistance to the Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum, stating that 20 more beds for inmates of the asylum, were needed, which would involve an increased annual outlay of £300. Councillor Abraham remarked that the Town Council had not for many years contributed towards the support of the local charities. He did not know why it had not done so, and he thought, that they should now depart from custom. It was a crying disgrace to them that people should have to be sent to the Geelong gaol merely because they were old and poor.

 

On This Day ……. 5th April 1882

Cr. Price drew attention to a letter received from the Inspector of Police, stating that a prisoner in the Geelong gaol, named Michael Jansen, had died, and Dr. Mackin had given it as his opinion that typhoid fever was the cause of death. He thought that some action should be taken to bring the subject under the notice of the Health Officer. It was a pity to remain inactive until the fever had got a firm hold of the residents of Geelong. Cr. Tully, the chairman of the Health Committee, stated that he had made enquiries, and found that the death of the young man was not caused by typhoid fever. It was agreed that the subject of such letters, when notified to the Council, should be brought under tho notice of the Health Officer.

 

On This Day ……. 20th April 1894

On this day in 1894 Geelong council agreed to provide assistance to the Infirmary and Benevolent Asylum, stating that 20 more beds for inmates of the asylum, were needed, which would involve an increased annual outlay of £300. Councillor Abraham remarked that the Town Council had not for many years contributed towards the support of the local charities. He did not know why it had not done so, and he thought, that they should now depart from custom. It was a crying disgrace to them that people should have to be sent to the Geelong gaol merely because they were old and poor.

 

On This Day ……. 5th April 1882

Cr. Price drew attention to a letter received from the Inspector of Police, stating that a prisoner in the Geelong gaol, named Michael Jansen, had died, and Dr. Mackin had given it as his opinion that typhoid fever was the cause of death. He thought that some action should be taken to bring the subject under the notice of the Health Officer. It was a pity to remain inactive until the fever had got a firm hold of the residents of Geelong. Cr. Tully, the chairman of the Health Committee, stated that he had made enquiries, and found that the death of the young man was not caused by typhoid fever. It was agreed that the subject of such letters, when notified to the Council, should be brought under tho notice of the Health Officer.