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On This Day ……. 4th May 1914

Mr. Finnis, who was transferred to charge of the Geelong Gaol, was entertained at a farewell gathering by 60 of his friends and colleges from the Beechworth Gaol, and was presented him with a Tantalus stand, and Mrs Finnis with silver rose bowl.

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……… 10th April 1859

Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum – Kew

On this day in 1859, an inquiry was held into the condition of a patient transferred from Melbourne Gaol to Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum. Mary Ann Wilcox body was covered in cuts and sores covering her body. John Gale stated: I am the gaoler at the Western gaol, Melbourne. I remember Mary Ann Wilcox. She was restrained in a bag and wearing a strait jacket, and then tied to a bed to prevent her rolling off.

 

 

ON THIS DAY …….. 24th March 1883

David Chalmens was committed to Ararat Lunatic Asylum on the 14th of July 1869, by his brother Alex Chalmens. Chalmens was a Black Smith for the Port Phillip Mining Company in Clunes. On admission Chalmens was described but the Medical Superintendent Dr William Armstrong as Convalescent. Chalmens escaped on the 24th of March 1883, and was recaptured on the 2nd of April. On the 12th of April 1884 Chalmens was transferred to Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – March 1, 2002

Sam Shalevski was stabbed to death with a home-made metal blade in the exercise ground of Barwon Prison, just 24 hours after he was transferred from Port Phillip Prison. The State Opposition demanded an inquiry. “It doesn’t make sense that a prisoner can be in custody for less than 24 hours after being sentenced and then be dead,” then corrections spokesman Kim Wells said

 

 

On This Day ……. 4th May 1914

Mr. Finnis, who was transferred to charge of the Geelong Gaol, was entertained at a farewell gathering by 60 of his friends and colleges from the Beechworth Gaol, and was presented him with a Tantalus stand, and Mrs Finnis with silver rose bowl.

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……… 10th April 1859

Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum – Kew

On this day in 1859, an inquiry was held into the condition of a patient transferred from Melbourne Gaol to Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum. Mary Ann Wilcox body was covered in cuts and sores covering her body. John Gale stated: I am the gaoler at the Western gaol, Melbourne. I remember Mary Ann Wilcox. She was restrained in a bag and wearing a strait jacket, and then tied to a bed to prevent her rolling off.

 

 

On This Day……… 8th April 1983

A train fully laden petrol tankers was derailed 12km North of Wangaratta, and surprisingly the train did not explode. The incident renewed concerns about the danger of highly flammable materials and chemicals being transferred though heavily populated areas.

 

 

ON THIS DAY …….. 24th March 1883

David Chalmens was committed to Ararat Lunatic Asylum on the 14th of July 1869, by his brother Alex Chalmens. Chalmens was a Black Smith for the Port Phillip Mining Company in Clunes. On admission Chalmens was described but the Medical Superintendent Dr William Armstrong as Convalescent. Chalmens escaped on the 24th of March 1883, and was recaptured on the 2nd of April. On the 12th of April 1884 Chalmens was transferred to Yarra Bend Lunatic Asylum.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – March 1, 2002

Sam Shalevski was stabbed to death with a home-made metal blade in the exercise ground of Barwon Prison, just 24 hours after he was transferred from Port Phillip Prison. The State Opposition demanded an inquiry. “It doesn’t make sense that a prisoner can be in custody for less than 24 hours after being sentenced and then be dead,” then corrections spokesman Kim Wells said