Geelong Advertiser 13th September, 1849 p4 (abridged)
On Wednesday last the property of the union in Gort Workhouse was exposed to auction under an execution for debt and the whole knocked down for £28 by one of the creditors. When about to be removed, however, the paupers rose in general insurrection to retain the property – their last means of existence in their last refuge from starvation. Finally the property was let out to the vice-guardians for a certain weekly percentage upon the price for which it had be sold. It is, consequently, safe from several other executions for large sums that, we understand are in the hands of Messrs M, C and L.