Man Charged With Murder Of Widow

ON THIS DAY – March 2, 1953 NORTH MELBOURNE Melbourne homicide detectives charged a 56 year-old Greek with the murder of Mrs. Everdike Politis, 55, at North Melbourne on the 2nd of March 1953. Mrs. Palitis. a widow, was found lying in the front bed room of her home. She had been stabbed.    

Stove Explosion

On this day ………… 2nd March 1909 A severe accident, befell a young man named Bert Westmore, 26 years of age, a resident of Malvern. Westmore who worked as a shipping clerk for Welch, Perrin and Co., in South Melbourne on this day in 1909 walking in the yard at the rear of the firm’s […]

Fatal Fall at Stawell

On this day ………… 2nd March 1908 A fatal accident happened to Mr. Albert Sparks, 42 years of age, hotel keeper, of Stawell, on the 2nd of March 1908. The deceased, while proceeding to his bedroom, fell down the hotel stairs, and received such injuries that he expired soon afterwards. Sparks body was taken to […]

Disobedience of Orders

On This Day – 2nd March 1857 Convict Thomas Callaghan was charged with kicking at his cell door and disobedience of orders by Turnkey Kerley. He was punished with 24 hours in his cell by The Gaoler    

Death in the Naturopathic Hospital

ON THIS DAY – March 2, 1931 MIDDLE BRIGHTON Robert De Villiers Dreyer, aged 48, who conducts the Valkenberg Naturopathic Hospital at Middle Brighton, was found guilty in the Criminal Court of the manslaughter on the 2nd of March, of Arthur Haughton Russell, aged 60, of Box Hill. Russell, who suffered from diabetes, had been […]

Charge of Manslaughter

ON THIS DAY – March 2, 1891 John James Leger, architect, was tried at the Criminal Sittings charged with the manslaughter of William John Gahan, plasterer on the 2nd of March 1891. The accused was tried at the previous sittings on the same charge, but the Jury were unable to agree. The case for the […]

Arrested at the Races

On This Day – 2nd March 1927 Henry Lindsay Coffey, a young man, who was among the metropolitan visitors to Geelong races on 2nd of March, was arrested on the course and charge with having in his possession a number of betting tickets reasonably suspected of having been stolen. He was before Geelong police court […]

Two Guilty Of Manslaughter

ON THIS DAY – March 2, 1950 COLLINGWOOD After having deliberated for 5 1/2 hours, a Criminal Court jury found two of four men charged with the murder of Mervyn Lance Batten, 27, of Gold street, Collingwood, on the 2nd of March, guilty of manslaughter. They were Reginald Pascoe Connors, 28, plasterer’s laborer, of Best […]

Choked on False Teeth

On this day ………… 2nd March 1892 On this day in 1892, Rev Zehner from Brisbane, Queensland awoke suddenly from a deep sleep and found that his false teeth were missing. He felt a choking sensation and thought he had swallowed them. Two doctors were sent for, but they could do nothing. Gasping for breath, […]

Every Night of the Week

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live behind the walls of the Geelong Gaol, the most intact 19th century prison? The conditions, the executions, the punishments …… Or perhaps investigating the paranormal is more to your liking? Do the spirits of those who lived, worked or died here still wander the halls […]