JAMES MURPHY - Executed 6 November 1863 On the 4th August 1863, Constable Daniel O’Boyle had taken Murphy with him to help clean out some rooms of the Court House at Warrnambool. When O’Boyle was leaning down to light a fire in the fireplace, Murphy picked up a hammer and struck 2 blows to the Constable, rendering him unconscious. Murphy then calmly walked out the door, closing it behind him. 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.
Ned Kelly Death Mask Death masks were taken after a person was hanged. They were used in the study of phrenology. It was thought that phrenologists could help predict and understand criminal behaviour.
Henry Cutmore died at the old Geelong Gaol. #geelonggaolghosttours #twistedhistory #melbournemurdertours #geelong #history #victoria #jail #convict #beechworth #ghost #paranormal #gaol #lunatic #execution