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On this day …….. 9th of October 1878

Ellen Kelly was sentenced to three years gaol for her part in the attempted murder of Constable Alexandra Fitzpatrick at the Kelly’s home in Greta, North East Victoria on this day in 1878. Fitzpatrick had gone to the Kelly’s house to arrest Dan Kelly on a charge of horse stealing. Fitzpatrick stated that Ellen Kelly, William Skillion, Williamson and Ned Kelly had fired at him wounding him in the wrist. Both Skillion and Williamson each received six years for aiding and abetting the attempted murder of Fitzpatrick. It was later established the Ned Kelly was never there.

 

On this day …….. 30th September 1864

Escape of a Notorious Bushranger. A notorious bushranger was arrested near Seymour and charged with horse-stealing. On being brought before the Kilmore bench he gave the name of Lowry, but he was known to the police under the aliases of ‘Cook and Davis, and was suspected of several robberies in the neighbourhood of Heathcote and at other places. When he was arrested, by Constable Deasy, Lowry, it appears, he firer at the constable as he approached the hut, the constable returning the fire, his shot carrying away a portion of the bushranger’s lip. In consequence of having given refuge to the bushranger the hut keeper was also arrested. The prisoner, who was remanded by the Kilmore bench, effected his escape from the gaol, and has not since been recaptured.

 

By 1800s in Victoria there were 160 crimes that were punishable by death, here is a list of some crimes.

Accessory to homosexuality
Adultery
Armed robbery
Arson
Arson in royal dockyards
Assisting the enemy
Attempted suicide

Being illegally at large
Being in the company of Gypsies for one month
Blacking the face whilst committing a crime
Burglary

Capital murder
Carnal knowledge of a child
Cattle Stealing
Causing a fire or explosion in a naval dockyard
Causing a fire or explosion in a ship
Causing a fire or explosion in a magazine
Causing a fire or explosion in a warehouse
Child abuse
Course of robbery which involves the use of offensive weapons
Course burglary which involves the use of offensive weapons
Cutting down trees in an avenue of honour
Cutting down trees in a private orchard
Cutting down trees in public place.

Disguise one self whilst committing a crime

Espionage

Failure to suppress a mutiny with intent to assist the enemy.
Forgery

Giving false air signals
Grand larceny – theft of goods worth more than 12 pence

High Treason
Horse Stealing
Homosexuality
Homosexual behaviour

Impersonating an Egyptian
Incest
Incitement to mutiny
Infanticide

Kidnapping
Killing a person consider to be evil
Knowingly and intentionally killing another person

Manslaughter
Murder
Murder of a child
Murder in the course or furtherance of theft
Murder by shooting or causing an explosion
Murder while resisting arrest or during an escape
Murder of a police officer
Murder of a police officer during the course of his duties
Murder of a prison officer by a prisoner
Mutiny

Obstructing operations

Petty theft
Piracy with violence
Premeditated killing of another person
Prostitutes who is the daughter of priests

Rape
Rape of a child
Robbery

Sexual Assault
Serious misconduct in action
Shoplifting
Sodomy
Strong evidence of malice in a child aged 7–14 years of age

Treason
Turned a blind to homosexuality

On this day …….. 30th of December 1864

About six weeks ago a notorious bushranger was arrested near Seymour, charged with horse-stealing. On being brought before the Kilmore bench he gave the name of Lowry, but had been known to the police under the aliases of Cook and Davis, and was suspected of several robberies in the neighbourhood of Heathcote and at other places. When he was arrested, by Constable Deasy, Lowry, it appears, fired at the constable as he approached the hut, the constable returning the fire, his shot carrying away a portion of the bushranger’s lip. In consequence of having given refuge to the bushranger the hutkeeper was also arrested. The prisoner, who was remanded by the Kilmore bench, effected his escape from the Kilmore gaol on this day in 1864.

 

On this day …….. 9th of October 1878

Ellen Kelly was sentenced to three years gaol for her part in the attempted murder of Constable Alexandra Fitzpatrick at the Kelly’s home in Greta, North East Victoria on this day in 1878. Fitzpatrick had gone to the Kelly’s house to arrest Dan Kelly on a charge of horse stealing. Fitzpatrick stated that Ellen Kelly, William Skillion, Williamson and Ned Kelly had fired at him wounding him in the wrist. Both Skillion and Williamson each received six years for aiding and abetting the attempted murder of Fitzpatrick. It was later established the Ned Kelly was never there.

 

On this day …….. 30th September 1864

Escape of a Notorious Bushranger. A notorious bushranger was arrested near Seymour and charged with horse-stealing. On being brought before the Kilmore bench he gave the name of Lowry, but he was known to the police under the aliases of ‘Cook and Davis, and was suspected of several robberies in the neighbourhood of Heathcote and at other places. When he was arrested, by Constable Deasy, Lowry, it appears, he firer at the constable as he approached the hut, the constable returning the fire, his shot carrying away a portion of the bushranger’s lip. In consequence of having given refuge to the bushranger the hut keeper was also arrested. The prisoner, who was remanded by the Kilmore bench, effected his escape from the gaol, and has not since been recaptured.

 

By 1800s in Victoria there were 160 crimes that were punishable by death, here is a list of some crimes.

Accessory to homosexuality
Adultery
Armed robbery
Arson
Arson in royal dockyards
Assisting the enemy
Attempted suicide

Being illegally at large
Being in the company of Gypsies for one month
Blacking the face whilst committing a crime
Burglary

Capital murder
Carnal knowledge of a child
Cattle Stealing
Causing a fire or explosion in a naval dockyard
Causing a fire or explosion in a ship
Causing a fire or explosion in a magazine
Causing a fire or explosion in a warehouse
Child abuse
Course of robbery which involves the use of offensive weapons
Course burglary which involves the use of offensive weapons
Cutting down trees in an avenue of honour
Cutting down trees in a private orchard
Cutting down trees in public place.

Disguise one self whilst committing a crime

Espionage

Failure to suppress a mutiny with intent to assist the enemy.
Forgery

Giving false air signals
Grand larceny – theft of goods worth more than 12 pence

High Treason
Horse Stealing
Homosexuality
Homosexual behaviour

Impersonating an Egyptian
Incest
Incitement to mutiny
Infanticide

Kidnapping
Killing a person consider to be evil
Knowingly and intentionally killing another person

Manslaughter
Murder
Murder of a child
Murder in the course or furtherance of theft
Murder by shooting or causing an explosion
Murder while resisting arrest or during an escape
Murder of a police officer
Murder of a police officer during the course of his duties
Murder of a prison officer by a prisoner
Mutiny

Obstructing operations

Petty theft
Piracy with violence
Premeditated killing of another person
Prostitutes who is the daughter of priests

Rape
Rape of a child
Robbery

Sexual Assault
Serious misconduct in action
Shoplifting
Sodomy
Strong evidence of malice in a child aged 7–14 years of age

Treason
Turned a blind to homosexuality

On this day …….. 30th of December 1864

About six weeks ago a notorious bushranger was arrested near Seymour, charged with horse-stealing. On being brought before the Kilmore bench he gave the name of Lowry, but had been known to the police under the aliases of Cook and Davis, and was suspected of several robberies in the neighbourhood of Heathcote and at other places. When he was arrested, by Constable Deasy, Lowry, it appears, fired at the constable as he approached the hut, the constable returning the fire, his shot carrying away a portion of the bushranger’s lip. In consequence of having given refuge to the bushranger the hutkeeper was also arrested. The prisoner, who was remanded by the Kilmore bench, effected his escape from the Kilmore gaol on this day in 1864.