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Minnie Yee Lee (also known as Minnie Yee Long) was found guilty of murder in Collingwood.  Death of Isabel McCallum on the 7th of May, 1910 was due to an illegal abortion.  #twistedhistory #murder #melbournemurdertours #murdertours

Minnie Yee Lee (also known as Minnie Yee Long) was found guilty of murder in Collingwood. Death of Isabel McCallum on the of May, 1910 was due to an illegal abortion.

CONDEMNED TO DEATH On This Day ……. 18th May 1908 The prisoner John Purdy, against whom the sentence of death was recorded for a grave offence at Warrnambool, was detained at the Geelong gaol. As is customary in such cases, the accused was allowed a more liberal dietary and other privileges. His case went before the Executive Council […]

May 1908 The prisoner John Purdy, against whom the sentence of death was recorded for a grave offence at Warrnambool, was detained at the Geelong gaol.

Illegal Betting On This Day ……. 24th April 1911 At the City Court on this day in 1911, John Robertson pleaded guilty to betting in Moorabool street, Geelong. Robertson received two months imprisonment in Geelong Gaol.

Guilty of Betting On This Day ……. April 1911 At the Geelong City Court John Robertson pleaded guilty to betting in Moorabool street, Geelong on the of April and was sentenced to two months imprisonment at the local Gaol.

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

Elizabeth Downie was found guilty of murder in Collingwood.  Death of Isabel McCallum on the 7th of May, 1910 was due to an illegal abortion.  #twistedhistory #murder #melbournemurdertours #murdertours

Elizabeth Downie was found guilty of murder in Collingwood. Death of Isabel McCallum on the of May, 1910 was due to an illegal abortion.

Drunk Minnie On This Day – 20th March 1897 A young woman who appeared under the name of Minnie Matthews, was charged with drunkenness. She was arrested on the evening of the 20th of March 1897, by Constable Zimmer, who took her into custody to save her from the attentions of a parcel of “hoodlums,” by whom […]

On This Day – March 1897 A young woman who appeared under the name of Minnie Matthews, was charged with drunkenness. She was arrested on the evening of the of March by Constab…

Death at Geelong Gaol On This Day ……. 24th May 1906 An inquiry was held concerning the death of a man named John Fahey, 60 years of age, who died in the Geelong gaol whilst undergoing a sentence. It transpired that, death was due to debility and a verdict to that effect was returned.

May 1906 An inquiry was held concerning the death of a man named John Fahey, 60 years of age, who died in the Geelong gaol whilst undergoing a sentence.

The Closure of Geelong Gaol Governor Holland and the staff at the closing ceremony of the Geelong Gaol in 1991. The gates were closed after 138 years making the Geelong Gaol the longest running prison in Victoria’s history.

The Closure of Geelong Gaol Governor Holland and the staff at the closing ceremony of the Geelong Gaol in The gates were closed after 138 years making the Geelong Gaol the longest running prison in Victoria’s history.

THOMAS MENARD - Executed 28th October 1865 Thomas Menard was sentenced to death for murdering James Sweeney. Menard, alias “Yankee Tom” was executed at the Geelong Gaol on the 28th of October 1865. This is his death mask. #geelonggaolghosttours

THOMAS MENARD - Executed October 1865 Thomas Menard was sentenced to death for murdering James Sweeney. Menard, alias “Yankee Tom” was executed at the Geelong Gaol on the of October This is his death mask.

The girl, Emma Leah Lonsdale, only 17 years of age, who threw lysol over her baby on April 2nd, 1915, inflicting such injuries that it died the following day, she was sentenced to death by the Chief Justice.   Can you who read our paper conceive of anything more diabolical than that a Jury of twelve men, and a man judge, most of them fathers, could bring themselves to find guilty of wilful murder, and sentence to death a girl of 17, a girl who is so undeveloped mentally that she is more…

The girl, Emma Leah Lonsdale, only 17 years of age, who threw lysol over her baby on April 2nd, 1915, inflicting such injuries that it died the following day, she was sentenced to death by the Chief Justice. Can you who read our paper conceive of anything more diabolical than that a Jury of twelve men, and a man judge, most of them fathers, could bring themselves to find guilty of wilful murder, and sentence to death a girl of 17, a girl who is so undeveloped mentally that she is more…

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