Gaols Warder’s Sudden Death

On This Day ……. 6th April 1915 Mr William Farqunar, a warder of the Geelong Gaol, died “in harness” on this day day in 1915, while on duty in one of the towers overlooking the exercise yard. The warden on duty in the opposite corner had missed Mr. Farquhar for sometime, and when he visited […]

Murder Witnessed by 9 Year Old

ON THIS DAY …….. 6th April 1929 CHILD’S STORY IN COURT – FITZROY The circumstances of a tragedy in a house in Little Gore-street, Fitzroy, on this day in 1929, were narrated by Peggy Lilian Turner, a 9 year old girl, in the Melbourne Criminal Court. Arthur Cable Sullivan, aged 29, was charged with the […]

Gaoled for Manslaughter

ON THIS DAY…… 6th April 1950 BONEGILLA A Yugoslav migrant was sentenced in the Criminal Court to two years’ gaol for having fatally stabbed his wife at Bonegilla Camp, North East Victoria on this day in 1950. The migrant, Milo Radevic, is a former officer in the Yugoslav Royal bodyguard. The jury found him not […]

Attempted Murder of John Breheny

ON THIS DAY …… 6th April 1914 ALLEGED ATTEMPTED MURDER – YARRAVILLE Ruby Costelloe a married woman was dismissed from the Footscray Court on a charge against, shooting at John Breheny with intent to murder him, at Yarraville, on this day in 1914. Mrs. Costelloe was bound over in a surety of £50 to keep […]

Westall High School UFO

On This Day……… 6th April 1966 At approximately 11.00 am on the 6th April 1966, a class of students and a teacher from Westall High School (now Westall Secondary College), Melbourne were just completing a sport activity on the main oval when an object, described as being a grey saucer-shaped craft with a slight purple […]