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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 ……. 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.

 

GEELONG GAOL HOSPITAL – 1867

The infirmary was a large room containing seven or eight beds, but it is very seldom occupied as the prisoners are too well cared for to get sick. There is, however, one occupant in the form of a poor paralytic old man, who was discharged from the hospital or benevolent asylum, and for the purpose of being sent to gaol was charged with lunacy. Next to the infirmary is a ward room, in which are generally placed lunatics who have become convalescent enough to be trusted with others without fear of danger. Near to these are the surgery, the bathroom, where hot and cold baths are provided for patients, and a few other compartments, for which there is no particular.