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On This Day ….. 26th of June 1868

Mary Ann Hall was transferred from Yarra Bend Asylum in Melbourne on the 28th of June 1868 to the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum. On the 26th of July 1876, Hall escaped and was never found. Hall was believed to have crossed the boarder into the colony of New South Wales.

 

07On This Day……7th July 1870

James Geary was committed to Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum on the 24th of November 1867, and was discharged on the 12th of October 1868. Geary was committed for a second time on the 26th of October of the same year. On the 7th of July 1870, Geary escaped by walking out of the Asylum and into the bush.

On this day …….. 1st September 1877

Martin Delaney was committed to Mayday Hills Asylum, Beechworth, North East Victoria, on the 1st of September 1877. Delaney had previsly been committed to the asylum on the 10th of November 1875, but was released as cured in December of that year. Delaney owned his own house which he leased out and had a selection of land which he farmed near Burramine. On the 7th of October 1877, Delaney escaped from the asylum but was recaptured three days later.

 

On this day …….. 30th of August 1952

On the 30th of August 1954 Dr. K. Bowden, pathologist, and his deputy Mr McLeod traveled to Beechworth to examine a skeleton found in the bush. Police believe the skeleton which had been scattered by wild animals was a female patient by the name Frances Eileen Debson from the Beechworth Mental Hospital who escaped two years earlier. The remains were brought back to the hospital to be examined.

 

On this day …….. 21st of August 1869

John Darly was committed on the 3rd of October 1868. Darly managed to escaped on the 18th of November 1868, by walking out the front gate of the Asylum and down the hill into Beechworth, Victoria. Darly was recaptured and brought back to the asylum on the 20th of October only to escape again on the 21st of August 1869. This time however he was only on the large for 24 hour.

 

On This Day ….. 26th of June 1868

Mary Ann Hall was transferred from Yarra Bend Asylum in Melbourne on the 28th of June 1868 to the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum. On the 26th of July 1876, Hall escaped and was never found. Hall was believed to have crossed the boarder into the colony of New South Wales.

 

07On This Day……7th July 1870

James Geary was committed to Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum on the 24th of November 1867, and was discharged on the 12th of October 1868. Geary was committed for a second time on the 26th of October of the same year. On the 7th of July 1870, Geary escaped by walking out of the Asylum and into the bush.

On this day ………… 7th February 1877

Joseph Hudson a Blacksmith at Stringers creek in Gippsland committed his brother Richard to the Mayday Hills Asylum on the 5th of November 1869, because he could no longer look after him. Hudson wife was in Pentridge at the time and had been for a while. Hudson escaped on this day in 1877, but was recaptured the following day. Hudson would escape once more on the January the 28th 1878, were he was at large or five days.

 

 

On this day …….. 25th of January 1872

ESCAPED BEECHWORTH LUNATIC

Joseph Michael Molong, a School Master from Stony Creek near Yackandandah was committed to Mayday Hills Asylum on the 20th of March 1872. Molong escaped on the 25th of January 1873, and captured 27th of June .

 

 

On this day …….. 1st September 1877

Martin Delaney was committed to Mayday Hills Asylum, Beechworth, North East Victoria, on the 1st of September 1877. Delaney had previsly been committed to the asylum on the 10th of November 1875, but was released as cured in December of that year. Delaney owned his own house which he leased out and had a selection of land which he farmed near Burramine. On the 7th of October 1877, Delaney escaped from the asylum but was recaptured three days later.

 

On this day …….. 30th of August 1952

On the 30th of August 1954 Dr. K. Bowden, pathologist, and his deputy Mr McLeod traveled to Beechworth to examine a skeleton found in the bush. Police believe the skeleton which had been scattered by wild animals was a female patient by the name Frances Eileen Debson from the Beechworth Mental Hospital who escaped two years earlier. The remains were brought back to the hospital to be examined.

 

On this day …….. 21st of August 1869

John Darly was committed on the 3rd of October 1868. Darly managed to escaped on the 18th of November 1868, by walking out the front gate of the Asylum and down the hill into Beechworth, Victoria. Darly was recaptured and brought back to the asylum on the 20th of October only to escape again on the 21st of August 1869. This time however he was only on the large for 24 hour.