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On This Day ……. 2nd of August 1887

An aged inmate of the Geelong gaol named John Lynch, died at about 7:30pm on this day in 1887, in the hospital attached to that institution. An enquiry will be held upon the remains at 9 o’clock in the morning, before Mr Pardey, J.P.

 

On This Day ……. 2nd of August 1875

A prisoner named George Buckley, undergoing a sentence of 12 months for vagrancy, and who was transferred from the Melbourne Gaol in April last died at the Geelong Gaol on this day in 1875 from phthisis. An inquest was held, and a verdict returned in accordance with the facts of the case.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 25th September 1902

A former resident of Colac, James Reit, died at the Geelong Gaol on this day. He at one time occupied a good position, but fortune ceased to smile on him, and he came to an untimely end.

 

On This Day ……. 29th of August 1882

A magisterial inquiry was held at the Geelong gaol on this day in 1882 on the body of a prisoner 51 years of age, who was received from Melbourne on the 9th February last under sentence of 12 months’ for vagrancy. Burley died at 1pm. The police magistrate, who presided, found, ID accordance with the medical testimony, that death was caused by exhaustion from dysentery.

 

On This Day ……. 2nd of August 1887

An aged inmate of the Geelong gaol named John Lynch, died at about 7:30pm on this day in 1887, in the hospital attached to that institution. An enquiry will be held upon the remains at 9 o’clock in the morning, before Mr Pardey, J.P.

 

On This Day ……. 2nd of August 1875

A prisoner named George Buckley, undergoing a sentence of 12 months for vagrancy, and who was transferred from the Melbourne Gaol in April last died at the Geelong Gaol on this day in 1875 from phthisis. An inquest was held, and a verdict returned in accordance with the facts of the case.

 

On This Day – 3rd March 1855

George Coward, colonial assistant surgeon, stated on this day in 1854, that he found the Geelong Gaol (known as Victoria’s Prison of the ill) had considerable difficulty in treating diseases, either mental or bodily, from the want of hospital accommodation. Prisoners, whether of sound or unsound mind, are mingled together, with few exceptions. In diseases of the mind, it is advisable for their proper treatment, that they should be kept separate and not exposed, as they are here, to contract with the prisoners that are daily entering and leaving many of those the most abandoned character. We have at present eight lunatics, two men and six women. We have but five private cells. There are two wards, 16 x 16. There are a number of other female prisoners besides, so that when turned out for exercise, they all meet together, the males only being separated. There is no ward here for diseased prisoners. The deceased, from the nature of her disease, was peculiarly offensive. I am in constant dread of some contagious disease arising in the gaols in this town, and which alone is prevented by the unremitting attention of the superintendent and his subordinates.

 

 

ON THIS DAY…… 31st January 1934

On this day in 1934, Prisoner Archibald Oliver, aged 71 years, died in the hospital ward. The death was reported to the deputy coroner.

 

 

ON THIS DAY…… 25th September 1902

A former resident of Colac, James Reit, died at the Geelong Gaol on this day. He at one time occupied a good position, but fortune ceased to smile on him, and he came to an untimely end.

 

On This Day ……. 29th of August 1882

A magisterial inquiry was held at the Geelong gaol on this day in 1882 on the body of a prisoner 51 years of age, who was received from Melbourne on the 9th February last under sentence of 12 months’ for vagrancy. Burley died at 1pm. The police magistrate, who presided, found, ID accordance with the medical testimony, that death was caused by exhaustion from dysentery.

 

On This Day ……. 2nd of August 1875

A prisoner named George Buckley, undergoing a sentence of 12 months for vagrancy, and who was transferred from the Melbourne Gaol in April last died at the Geelong Gaol on this day in 1875 from phthisis. An inquest was held, and a verdict returned in accordance with the facts of the case.

 

On This Day ……. 2nd of August 1887

An aged inmate of the Geelong gaol named John Lynch, died at about 7:30pm on this day in 1887, in the hospital attached to that institution. An enquiry will be held upon the remains at 9 o’clock in the morning, before Mr Pardey, J.P.