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On This Day …….. 27th June 1930

About midnight on the 27th of June 1930, the Daylesford police went to Bullarto in response to a report that an armed man Norman Brown aged 34, was threatening a family there. They found that a man, who it is said is an escapee from Sunbury Asylum, had secured a rifle, and during a general melee had smashed furniture in the house of a female relative with an axe and fired a riffle shot, at her beside threatening other, members of the family. When the police arrived the man barricaded himself in a room. When a demand was made that the door should be opened, the man cocked his riffle. The police guarded the house until daylight, when they forced the door and found the man lying on a bed with two rifles beside him. He was taken back to Sunbury.

 

On this day …….. 12th of December 1902

There was great excitement in Lancefield with the news that a lunatic was at large on the Lancefield road, near Forbes. When the police arrived at the place found a man behaving in a violent manner, with almost all his clothes off. With considerable difficulty he was arrested, and it was found that he was George Weir, who escaped from the Sunbury Asylum on the 12th December 1902. Weir was previously arrested in Kilmore in February of last year, when he threatened to burn the whole country down. He was brought before the court, were he was pronounced a dangerous lunatic by the doctors. Weir was removed to the Kew Asylum.

 

On this day …….. 10th September 1881

The police have received information that a very dangerous lunatic named Joshua
Dunston escaped from the Sunbury Asylum about 4 o’clock on the afternoon of the 10th of September, by over the wall while his guardian’s back was turned. He is twenty-seven years of age, about 6ft. high, and has dark hair all round his face. He was dressed in a suit of white corduroy, and black felt hat. He has escaped previously, and then made for Melbourne. It is expected he has done so on toe present occasion.

 

On This Day …….. 27th June 1930

About midnight on the 27th of June 1930, the Daylesford police went to Bullarto in response to a report that an armed man Norman Brown aged 34, was threatening a family there. They found that a man, who it is said is an escapee from Sunbury Asylum, had secured a rifle, and during a general melee had smashed furniture in the house of a female relative with an axe and fired a riffle shot, at her beside threatening other, members of the family. When the police arrived the man barricaded himself in a room. When a demand was made that the door should be opened, the man cocked his riffle. The police guarded the house until daylight, when they forced the door and found the man lying on a bed with two rifles beside him. He was taken back to Sunbury.

 

ON THIS DAY – February 15, 1922

Frederick Curley, aged 22 years, was charged with having murdered his stepmother, Ann Curley, at Upper Plenty, near Wallan, on the 15th February. Two doctors gave evidence that Curley was insane, and was a fit person for care and treatment in a lunatic asylum. The bench committed Curley to the Hospital for the Insane at Sunbury, and on the application of Plain-clothes Constable R. Campbell, the charge of murder was withdrawn.

 

 

On this day …….. 12th of December 1902

There was great excitement in Lancefield with the news that a lunatic was at large on the Lancefield road, near Forbes. When the police arrived at the place found a man behaving in a violent manner, with almost all his clothes off. With considerable difficulty he was arrested, and it was found that he was George Weir, who escaped from the Sunbury Asylum on the 12th December 1902. Weir was previously arrested in Kilmore in February of last year, when he threatened to burn the whole country down. He was brought before the court, were he was pronounced a dangerous lunatic by the doctors. Weir was removed to the Kew Asylum.

 

On this day …….. 10th September 1881

The police have received information that a very dangerous lunatic named Joshua
Dunston escaped from the Sunbury Asylum about 4 o’clock on the afternoon of the 10th of September, by over the wall while his guardian’s back was turned. He is twenty-seven years of age, about 6ft. high, and has dark hair all round his face. He was dressed in a suit of white corduroy, and black felt hat. He has escaped previously, and then made for Melbourne. It is expected he has done so on toe present occasion.

 

On This Day …….. 27th June 1930

About midnight on the 27th of June 1930, the Daylesford police went to Bullarto in response to a report that an armed man Norman Brown aged 34, was threatening a family there. They found that a man, who it is said is an escapee from Sunbury Asylum, had secured a rifle, and during a general melee had smashed furniture in the house of a female relative with an axe and fired a riffle shot, at her beside threatening other, members of the family. When the police arrived the man barricaded himself in a room. When a demand was made that the door should be opened, the man cocked his riffle. The police guarded the house until daylight, when they forced the door and found the man lying on a bed with two rifles beside him. He was taken back to Sunbury.

 

ON THIS DAY – February 15, 1922

Frederick Curley, aged 22 years, was charged with having murdered his stepmother, Ann Curley, at Upper Plenty, near Wallan, on the 15th February. Two doctors gave evidence that Curley was insane, and was a fit person for care and treatment in a lunatic asylum. The bench committed Curley to the Hospital for the Insane at Sunbury, and on the application of Plain-clothes Constable R. Campbell, the charge of murder was withdrawn.

 

 

12380530_221578328173303_2062753983_nOn this day …….. 12th of December 1902

 

 

There was great excitement in Lancefield with the news that a lunatic was at large on the Lancefield road, near Forbes. When the police arrived at the place found a man behaving in a violent manner, with almost all his clothes off. With considerable difficulty he was arrested, and it was found that he was George Weir, who escaped from the Sunbury Asylum on the 12th December 1902. Weir was previously arrested in Kilmore in February of last year, when he threatened to burn the whole country down. He was brought before the court, were he was pronounced a dangerous lunatic by the doctors. Weir was removed to the Kew Asylum.