Police pulled dead Bendigo councillor out of Geelong bay

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
October 1 2021 - 6:30pm
The death of a Bendigo councillor in 1856 became the subject of a coroner's inquiry, multiple insolvency court hearings and the cause of a violent fight in which a doctor lost his beard. Picture: CANVA

POLICE lifted the body of a Bendigo councillor out of Geelong's bay 165 years ago, after the elected official legged it in the wake of his financial collapse.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

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