Frey Committed For Trial

ON THIS DAY – March 7, 1910 SHOOTING AFFAIR. At the Coronial enquiry into the death of Ernest Bishop, who was shot at Brunswick on the 7th of March 1910, a verdict of wilful murder was brought in against Frederick Frey, who was committed for trial.    

Attempt To Break Out of Gaol

On this day ………… 7th March 1900 On the 7th of March 1900, Edward Brown, prisoner attempted to escape from the Geelong Gaol, in which he was serving a sentence of five years for burglary. It is not regarded seriously by the prison authorities. The facts of the case have been brought under the notice […]

The Mildura Tragedy

ON THIS DAY – March 7, 1908 A VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER At the adjourned coronial enquiry, conducted by Mr. S. Risbey and a jury of five, regarding the tragedy which occurred on Saturday night, a large amount of evidence was submitted, mainly on the lines of the report that has been already published in “The […]

Fatal Air Accident

On this day ………… 7th March 1929 An airforce aircraft crashed and incinerated a mechanic during a refuelling stop at Wangaratta, on this day in 1929. The plane was flying from Richmond, NSW to Point Cook, Melbourne and made a routine landing. The local manager for Vacuum Oil, Mr N. McGuffie delivered 12 gallons of […]

Death of an Infant

ON THIS DAY – March 7, 1932 HAWTHORN An inquest was held today on the bones of an infant child which, it was alleged by the police, were found under a copper in the backyard of a house in Lisson Grove, Hawthorn, on March 7. The coroner committed Clarice Edith Mills, 23, nurse, and Sidney […]

Spectacular Fall

On this day ………… 7th March 1861 On this day in 1861, Mr Jones a miner on the Wahgunyah, North East Victoria Gold fields, was halfway up a 220 ft mine shaft when he fell. Normally a fall over 100ft would be followed by instantaneously dead, however Jones not only survived, but sustained only minor […]

Murder Charge Fails

ON THIS DAY – March 7, 1944 WINDSOR William Blanchard aged 58 years, of Windsor, was acquitted by a jury in the Criminal Court on a charge of having murdered Charles Trost aged 51, at Windsor on the 7th of March 1944. He was acquitted also on a charge of manslaughter. Blanchard was discharged by […]