25 Years On ……..

The Abduction and Murder of Karmein Chan April 13, 1991 http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/reward-to-be-increased-to-catch-mr-cruel-murderer-of-karmein-chan-20160406-go065w.html

Murder of Karmein Chan

ON THIS DAY ……. 13th of April 1991 25 years Karmein Chan was born on the 5th of November 1977, and was murdered in Templestowe on this day in 1991. Chan was abducted on 13 April 1991 and subsequently murdered. While both her parents worked at their Chinese restaurant in Eltham, an individual abducted Karmein […]

Murder of James Edwards

ON THIS DAY ……. 13th April 1940 EAST HAWTHORN Douglas Ernest Evans aged 27, of Hawthorn, was committed for trial on a charge of having murdered James Charles Edwards aged 47, on this day in 1940. Senior-Detective Deslamen said that Evans had told the police that he was at the garage in Burke road, Camberwell, […]

Factory Managers Responsibility

ON THIS DAY ….. 13th April 1907 CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. Mr Candler, the city coroner, recorded a verdict of manslaughter against Thomas Timmins, the manager of Dorman, Long and Co.’s factory, South Melbourne. Timmins who instructed employees to attach the brace to a fly wheel that fatally injured Frederick John Baker on this day in […]

Easter at Geelong Gaol

On This Day ……. 13th April 1925 The vacancy at the gaol that was caused by the retirement of Chief Warder Desmond has been the appointment of Senior Warder McGann, of Pentridge, who has commenced duty at Geelong, Victoria. The Easter arrangements were observed during Good Friday by clergymen who visited the gaol. Some prisoners […]

Southern Aurora Train

On this day …….. 13th of April 1962 The southern Aurora train passed though North East Victoria for the first time on this day in 1962. It was the beginning of a new era for rail travel between Melbourne and Sydney. Up till this date passengers had to change train at Albury in NSW. For […]

Train Accident at Seymour

On this day …….. 13th of April 1904 There was excitement in Seymour on this day in 1904, when a series of rail trucks were shunted over the end of the elevated Coal stage, and plunged to the ground in a crumpled heap, with the front wheels of the engine resting on the wrecked wagons […]

Violet Town

On this day …….. 13th of April 1839 The first tourist to the North East Victoria, Lady Franklin, the wife of the Governor of Tasmania, found few comforts. Her party slept under bark and canvis tents and travelled by horse and cart. Lady Franklins and her small party arrived in Violet Town on this day […]