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On This Day – November 30, 1900

A prisoner, named Percy Ramage who is serving along sentence for violently assaulting a policeman in Melbourne, is not making his lot any more pleasant by repeated breaches of gaol discipline. He has been frequently dealt with in the local gaol and elsewhere by the visiting justices, he was sentenced to six months in irons by the police magistrates for successive exhibitions of violence, during which he damaged Government property, and for creating disturbances. The sentence is concurrent with that which he is undergoing.

ON THIS DAY…… 17th November 1900

Notorious gangster Percy Ramage starts fight

Two of three prisoners in the local gaol, Percy Ramage and Patrick Prendergast, quarrelled on this day in 1900, and a stand up fight resulted. The pair were brought before the visiting magistrate, and each was sentenced to seven days solitary confinement.

ON THIS DAY…… 15th November 1901

Notorious gangster Percy Ramage cuts his throat

A desperate affray occurred within the gaol walls last night, which almost ended in a tragedy. Whilst one of the warders was searching the prisoners in their cells prior to their being locked up for the night, he was startled, on entering the cell occupied by a notoriously dangerous criminal named Edwards, alias Percy Ramage, to see him endeavouring to cut his throat with a small knife, which he had managed to conceal about his clothing. The warder made a rush for him, and they closed, the prisoner, who is a powerful ruffian, lifting the warder up bodily and attempting to throw him over the railing into the corridor several feet below. The calls of the warder brought assistance just in time to prevent Edwards from carrying out his design. Even then it was only with the greatest difficulty that he was overpowered, the assistance of several prisoners being invoked in addition to the efforts of four warders. Ramage was removed to a special cell, and the gaol medical officer attended to the wounds in his throat, which were not of a very serious nature. The prisoner, who is undergoing a long sentence for a murderous assault committed on Constable Luke when he was stationed in Melbourne, will be brought before the visiting magistrates. A notorious prisoner named Cutmore committed suicide, another youthful prisoner named Gregory was overheard to express his intention of cutting his throat, and on being searched a piece of sharpened steel was found concealed in his clothing. He will found concealed in his clothing. He will also be brought before the visiting justice.

ON THIS DAY…… 23rd October 1904

Percy Ramage, whoso frequent branches of gaol discipline brought him into notoriety while serving a sentence for a serious assault upon Constable Luke in Melbourne some years ago, was liberated from Pentridge gaol, on this day in 1904, and arrived in Geelong by steamer. Shortly after his arrival the local police received a telegram stating that Ramage was wanted for an assault committed upon a police constable in Melbourne. A search was made for Ramage, and he was found on the beach by Plain-clothes Constable Gleeson, who, with Senior Constable Meredith and Constable O’Mara, took him to the watch house, and placed him under arrest pending the arrival of a warrant from Melbourne. The police anticipated trouble in making ‘the arrest, but Ramage surprised them by going quietly to the watch house. The original sentence which Ramage received for the assault upon Constable Luke was five years, but he served six years altogether, and in response to a petition two years of his additional imprisonment were remitted at the Geelong Gaol.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 14th September 1900

The prisoner, Percy Ramage, who himself conspicuous at the Bendigo gaol few days ago by misconduct, was on this day in 1900 brought to the Geelong gaol to complete a lengthy sentence for an assault with violets. He was removed from Bendigo to Geelong account of ill-health.

 

On This Day ……. 8th May 1912

The prisoner Condor, alias Malone, who gave the police a lot of trouble was sentenced on several charges of misbehaviour, was conveyed to “Pentridge from Geelong gaol to serve his term. An old identity named Sammy Bywater alias Percy Ramage was removed from the Geelong gaol to the infirm prisoners’ home at St. Kilda road.

 

On This Day – November 30, 1900

A prisoner, named Percy Ramage who is serving along sentence for violently assaulting a policeman in Melbourne, is not making his lot any more pleasant by repeated breaches of gaol discipline. He has been frequently dealt with in the local gaol and elsewhere by the visiting justices, he was sentenced to six months in irons by the police magistrates for successive exhibitions of violence, during which he damaged Government property, and for creating disturbances. The sentence is concurrent with that which he is undergoing.

ON THIS DAY…… 17th November 1900

Notorious gangster Percy Ramage starts fight

Two of three prisoners in the local gaol, Percy Ramage and Patrick Prendergast, quarrelled on this day in 1900, and a stand up fight resulted. The pair were brought before the visiting magistrate, and each was sentenced to seven days solitary confinement.

ON THIS DAY…… 15th November 1901

Notorious gangster Percy Ramage cuts his throat

A desperate affray occurred within the gaol walls last night, which almost ended in a tragedy. Whilst one of the warders was searching the prisoners in their cells prior to their being locked up for the night, he was startled, on entering the cell occupied by a notoriously dangerous criminal named Edwards, alias Percy Ramage, to see him endeavouring to cut his throat with a small knife, which he had managed to conceal about his clothing. The warder made a rush for him, and they closed, the prisoner, who is a powerful ruffian, lifting the warder up bodily and attempting to throw him over the railing into the corridor several feet below. The calls of the warder brought assistance just in time to prevent Edwards from carrying out his design. Even then it was only with the greatest difficulty that he was overpowered, the assistance of several prisoners being invoked in addition to the efforts of four warders. Ramage was removed to a special cell, and the gaol medical officer attended to the wounds in his throat, which were not of a very serious nature. The prisoner, who is undergoing a long sentence for a murderous assault committed on Constable Luke when he was stationed in Melbourne, will be brought before the visiting magistrates. A notorious prisoner named Cutmore committed suicide, another youthful prisoner named Gregory was overheard to express his intention of cutting his throat, and on being searched a piece of sharpened steel was found concealed in his clothing. He will found concealed in his clothing. He will also be brought before the visiting justice.

ON THIS DAY…… 23rd October 1904

Percy Ramage, whoso frequent branches of gaol discipline brought him into notoriety while serving a sentence for a serious assault upon Constable Luke in Melbourne some years ago, was liberated from Pentridge gaol, on this day in 1904, and arrived in Geelong by steamer. Shortly after his arrival the local police received a telegram stating that Ramage was wanted for an assault committed upon a police constable in Melbourne. A search was made for Ramage, and he was found on the beach by Plain-clothes Constable Gleeson, who, with Senior Constable Meredith and Constable O’Mara, took him to the watch house, and placed him under arrest pending the arrival of a warrant from Melbourne. The police anticipated trouble in making ‘the arrest, but Ramage surprised them by going quietly to the watch house. The original sentence which Ramage received for the assault upon Constable Luke was five years, but he served six years altogether, and in response to a petition two years of his additional imprisonment were remitted at the Geelong Gaol.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 14th September 1900

The prisoner, Percy Ramage, who himself conspicuous at the Bendigo gaol few days ago by misconduct, was on this day in 1900 brought to the Geelong gaol to complete a lengthy sentence for an assault with violets. He was removed from Bendigo to Geelong account of ill-health.

 

On This Day ……. 8th May 1912

The prisoner Condor, alias Malone, who gave the police a lot of trouble was sentenced on several charges of misbehaviour, was conveyed to “Pentridge from Geelong gaol to serve his term. An old identity named Sammy Bywater alias Percy Ramage was removed from the Geelong gaol to the infirm prisoners’ home at St. Kilda road.