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ON THIS DAY…… 11th October 1860

Joseph Finnigan was indicted for stealing, on the 17th September 1860, one pair of boots, the property of Thomas Allen, of Geelong. Prisoner pleaded ” Guilty,” and was sentenced to one year of hard labour in the gaol of Geelong.

 

On this day ……… 31st of March 1855

An interesting character turned up in Beechworth, on this day in 1855, needing assistance. His name was Thomas Allen, a veteran of Waterloo, where he had been wounded. Allen had also been at Ballarat during the Eureka uprising, his tent had been burnt, and he had lost all his possessions. While in Beechworth he had lost his horse. The good hearted people in Beechworth rallied round, starting up an appeal, and brought him a new horse.

 

 

ON THIS DAY…… 11th October 1860

Joseph Finnigan was indicted for stealing, on the 17th September 1860, one pair of boots, the property of Thomas Allen, of Geelong. Prisoner pleaded ” Guilty,” and was sentenced to one year of hard labour in the gaol of Geelong.

 

On this day ……… 31st of March 1855

An interesting character turned up in Beechworth, on this day in 1855, needing assistance. His name was Thomas Allen, a veteran of Waterloo, where he had been wounded. Allen had also been at Ballarat during the Eureka uprising, his tent had been burnt, and he had lost all his possessions. While in Beechworth he had lost his horse. The good hearted people in Beechworth rallied round, starting up an appeal, and brought him a new horse.