On This Day – November 30, 1900

A prisoner, named Percy Ramage who is serving along sentence for violently assaulting a policeman in Melbourne, is not making his lot any more pleasant by repeated breaches of gaol discipline. He has been frequently dealt with in the local gaol and elsewhere by the visiting justices, he was sentenced to six months in irons by […]

On This Day – November 30, 1942

MURDER OF HUSBAND The wife of a naturalised Australian was committed for trial by City Coroner on a charge of having murdered her husband, Sebastina Maddalon aged 40, on the 30th November 1942. Maddalon an Italian born draper of Newport, at South Yarra. May Florence Maddalon aged 27, wife of the dead man, had been […]

On This Day – November 30, 1924

TWO MEN CHARGED WITH MURDER At the Melbourne City Court two men named Francis Fortius and James Davis were charged on the 30th November 1924 with the murder of Almeida. Another man, who fired the shot escaped.

Chinatown Murder Tour – November 28, 2015

Thank you to the fantastic group who joined me in Chinatown last night! I hope you enjoyed your exploration of the most dangerous street in the colony!! ~ Madam

Murder on this day ……. 29th November 1894

FRANKST0N BABY MURDER A coronial investigation into the alleged baby murder at Frankston was held to-day. Margaret Chrosier, the mother of the dead child, her mother, Janet Chrosier, and her two sisters, Janet and Jane, were present in custody charged with murder. The medical evidence proved that the child had lived about an hour. Death […]

On this day – 29th of November 1923

THE GLENFERRIE MURDER. TAYLOR BEFORE THE COURT. Squizzy Taylor (Leslie Taylor) appeared before the City Court on the 29th of November 1923 on charges of having aided and abetted Angus Murray and Richard Buckley to murder of the Glenferrie Bank Manager Mr. Berriman.

ON THIS DAY – November 29, 1930

RICHMOND A DOCTOR’S DILEMMA. CHILD KILLED BY MOTOR CAR. Manslaughter Charge Fails. Dr. David Rosenberg, a well-known practitioner at Richmond, appeared at the Criminal Court on Friday, before the Chief Justice, having been committed from the Coroner’s Court on a charge of manslaughter, arising out of the death of a child, 5 1/2 years of […]

On This Day – November 29, 1946

EAST MELBOURNE MURDER THREAT ALLEGED A young returned soldier who is alleged to have chased and threatened to kill his former fiancee with a Japanese Samurai sword, was committed for trial in the Fourth District Court yesterday.  Charles Francis Wright (22) docker and painter. Spencer St., West Melbourne, was charged with having entered a dwelling […]

Photos from the Straight Jacket

Here are the customer photos from Monster Fest on Thursday night at the World Premiere of Scare Campaign! Monster Fest 2015

10pm Ghost Tour Tonight – Geelong Gaol

Have you entered the gates of the Geelong Gaol …. after dark.  Join Irene, our resident murderess behind the gates of the most intact 19th century prison on a 10pm ghost tour tonight! For bookings and information, call 1300865800

On This Day – November 28, 1898

CHILD MURDER An inquest on the body of the five months old child, who died from a dose of spirits of salts, administered by its mother, Ellen McNabb, was formally opened today. The latter was present in custody, charged with murder.

On This Day – November 28, 1947

FITZROY Drops Murder Charge Following the finding by Coroner Burke, PM, yesterday that Joseph Patrick Turner, 29, of Abbotsford, had acted in self-defence because he feared he was in danger of serious bodily harm, police in the City Court today withdrew the charge against Turner of having murdered George Edward Barrett, alias John Hedley Paul, […]