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ON THIS DAY…… 8th November 1920

Warden Stewart

Mr. W. Stewart, who has left the penal department to take up business in the city, was presented by the Geelong gaol staff with a smoker’s outfit.

On This Day ……. 29th April 1894

On this day in 1894, all the female prisoners from the Geelong were transferred to Pentridge prison. There was a reduction in the staff at the Geelong Gaol from the effected through the option by the Penal department of new arrangements in regard to the disposal of female prisoners of the vagrant class, for whom special accommodation has been provided at Pentridge.

 

On This Day – 11th March 1908

It was decided on this day in 1908, that some important changes in the Penal Department with the transfer of Mr. R. Paterson, governor of the Geelong gaol, to a post in the Melbourne gaol. Mr. Furnell, governor of the Beechworth gaol, succeed him in Geelong.

 

 

On This Day – 4th March 1922

On this day in 1922, the Geelong gaol was visited by Mr Mclvor, Inspector General of the Penal Department. As a result it is expected that a portion or the gaol will be set apart for an indeterminate prison. Men serving indeterminate sentences will be sent to Geelong. The proposed alteration will necessitate an increase in the staff of warders. At present there are about 70 prisoners at the Geelong gaol, including a few “lifers,” men who are serving sentences for life imprisonment. There is no accommodation for females at the gaol now.

 

On this day …….. 19th of January 1894

The new executioner and flagellator, Thomas Roberts, who gave the authorities every satisfaction at the execution of the woman Knorr, has not yet acquired the “knack” of wielding the lash. On this day in 1894, a couple of floggings had to be postponed after the fifth stroke, as they were not severe enough. A fancy “stroke” is evidently what is required, and Roberts will practice on a dummy. If he displays unfitness at the next trial, the Penal Department will have to look for another flagellator.

 

 

ON THIS DAY……31st December 1904

The Penal department transferred five prisoners from the Melbourne gaols to the Geelong gaol, to complete their sentences. Contrary to tho general rule, they were not all of the halt, lame or blind brigade and a larger escort of three constables was, therefore, required.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 8th November 1920

Warden Stewart

Mr. W. Stewart, who has left the penal department to take up business in the city, was presented by the Geelong gaol staff with a smoker’s outfit.

On This Day ……. 29th April 1894

On this day in 1894, all the female prisoners from the Geelong were transferred to Pentridge prison. There was a reduction in the staff at the Geelong Gaol from the effected through the option by the Penal department of new arrangements in regard to the disposal of female prisoners of the vagrant class, for whom special accommodation has been provided at Pentridge.

 

On This Day – 11th March 1908

It was decided on this day in 1908, that some important changes in the Penal Department with the transfer of Mr. R. Paterson, governor of the Geelong gaol, to a post in the Melbourne gaol. Mr. Furnell, governor of the Beechworth gaol, succeed him in Geelong.

 

 

On This Day – 4th March 1922

On this day in 1922, the Geelong gaol was visited by Mr Mclvor, Inspector General of the Penal Department. As a result it is expected that a portion or the gaol will be set apart for an indeterminate prison. Men serving indeterminate sentences will be sent to Geelong. The proposed alteration will necessitate an increase in the staff of warders. At present there are about 70 prisoners at the Geelong gaol, including a few “lifers,” men who are serving sentences for life imprisonment. There is no accommodation for females at the gaol now.

 

On this day …….. 19th of January 1894

The new executioner and flagellator, Thomas Roberts, who gave the authorities every satisfaction at the execution of the woman Knorr, has not yet acquired the “knack” of wielding the lash. On this day in 1894, a couple of floggings had to be postponed after the fifth stroke, as they were not severe enough. A fancy “stroke” is evidently what is required, and Roberts will practice on a dummy. If he displays unfitness at the next trial, the Penal Department will have to look for another flagellator.

 

 

ON THIS DAY……31st December 1904

The Penal department transferred five prisoners from the Melbourne gaols to the Geelong gaol, to complete their sentences. Contrary to tho general rule, they were not all of the halt, lame or blind brigade and a larger escort of three constables was, therefore, required.