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Locked Up With History Tours

The Australian Heritage Festival is coming to Victoria between April 18th through to May 18th. Their theme this year is Shared Stories. As part of this festival, I will be delivering two tours at the Geelong Gaol on 23/4/2023 and 7/5/2023, both at 1.30pm.  The tour will cover the history of the goal and the…

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New Podcast Soon ….

A quick post to let you know a new episode is on its way!  It has been recorded, now to find time to edit it. I am hoping to have it out about mid March as I am immersed in weddings at the moment with my middle son getting married this week and a couple…

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Welcome to 2023!

Hello everyone and happy new year! Firstly, apologies for the lack of new content but 2023 is a new year and full of new adventures! The reason I haven’t posted very much is I was asked to write a chapter for a new book that is due to be released in April 2023.  It is…

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MIA – We will be back!

Hello All! I am still in the land of the living but you may have noticed that the podcast has been very quiet this year! I will be back with some more episodes later in the year. Now things have been back in full swing at the Geelong Gaol Museum and Twisted History, other things…

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Escape and Execution of Angus Murray

Angus Murray was the last man to be executed on the gallows of Old Melbourne Goal in 1924. His life began in Adelaide and would see him incarcerated in 4 states – South Australia, Western Australia NSW and Victoria. He became a master thief, a conman and a bigamist.   Murray’s last job after his audacious escape from…

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Escape and Execution of Angus Murray

Angus Murray was the last man to be executed on the gallows of Old Melbourne Goal in 1924. His life began in Adelaide and would see him incarcerated in 4 states – South Australia, Western Australia NSW and Victoria. He became a master thief, a conman and a bigamist. Murray’s last job after his audacious…

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The Season of Murder

Christmas is supposed to be the season of giving and family and presents. But it is not everyone’s favourite time of year. A quick look through the newspapers of the day revealed no less than 16 murders and 2 attempted murders here in Victoria, Australia.  And I am sure there are many more interstate and overseas. This episode…

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The Season of Murder

Christmas is supposed to be the season of giving and family and presents. But it is not everyone’s favourite time of year. A quick look through the newspapers of the day revealed no less than 16 murders and 2 attempted murders here in Victoria, Australia. And I am sure there are many more interstate and…

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Generations of Hassett’s in Geelong Gaol

The Hassett family have their origins in Birdhill, Ireland and is just one of the families with links to the Geelong Gaol. Over a period of 40 years, at least 4 members of the family have been prisoners of the Geelong Gaol. It was initially thought this story was of one prisoner who took his…

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Generations of Hassett’s in Geelong Gaol

The Hassett family have their origins in Birdhill, Ireland and is just one of the families with links to the Geelong Gaol.  Over a period of 40 years, at least 4 members of the family have been prisoners of the Geelong Gaol. It was initially thought this story was of one prisoner who took his own…

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