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.
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 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…