Verdict of Manslaughter

ON THIS DAY – March 5, 1924 KEW Charged with having murdered Maud Ada Anderson at Studley Park, Kew, on the 5th of March, Albert Pauthenet appeared at the Criminal. There was no appearance of John Peter Hogan, an important Crown witness, who was said to have been an eyewitness to a struggle between Pauthenet […]

Missing Cat

On this day ………… 5th March 1999 Mini the cat returned to the Young family in Goorambat, Victoria on this day in 1999, seven years after she had disappeared. ‘I heard her rasping meow under the house and knew it was her’ said Colleen Young. ‘She jumped up on her favourite chair at the end […]

Drowned at Richmond

On this day ………… 5th March 1910 On this day in 1910 a boy named William John Nicholson, was found dead in a quarry hole at Richmond, Melbourne. Evidence showed that deceased had been fishing in a quarry hole, and had apparently tumbled in. A verdict of accidentally drowned was returned.    

Death of a Lunatic

On This Day – 5th March 1854 A sad case of the death of a Lunatic at the Geelong gaol on this day in 1854. The body of a deceased lunatic, Ann Connelly, shows how horribly the authorities neglect to provide for the wants of the community. By the evidence there given, we find the […]

Motor Driver for Trial on Manslaughter Charge

ON THIS DAY – March 5, 1924 At an inquiry into the death of Ethel May Devlin (38), who was knocked down by a motor car driven by Henry Ragg on March 5, Ragg was committed tor trial on a charge of manslaughter. The acting coroner found that there had been a lack of vigilance […]

Death From Sunstroke

On this day ………… 5th March 1909 A laborer named William Whale, aged 48 who resided with his son-in-law at 17 Barkly Avenue, Malvern, died in the Alfred Hospital on this day in 1909, from the effects of sun stroke. He was affected about midday while at work on some excavations at Malvern, but was […]

Murder Charge in Melbourne

05ON THIS DAY – March 5, 1950 FITZROY Stanley Henry Shaw, at Fitzroy, was arrested and charged with murder of a woman more than 14 months earlier. She was Sylvia Holmes, 22, who was strangled in the bedroom of a house in Cremorne St., Fitzroy, on March 5.    

First Newspaper in Australia

On This Day – March 5, 1803 On this day in 1803, ¬†Australia’s first newspaper is printed. In November 1800, convict transport ship “The Royal Admiral” brought George Howe to Australia’s shores. Howe was born in the West Indies but was well-educated in classical European literature, and he had extensive printing experience. His original death […]