Filthy Language by Ingram

On This Day – 13th March 1866 Convict George Ingram was charged with using filthy language at the Geelong Gaol by Turnkey Bridget Burns and was admonished by the Governor.    

Charged by Turnkey Burns

On This Day – 13th March 1866 Convict Henry McKay was charged with using filthy language at the Geelong Gaol, by Turnkey Bridget Burns and was admonished by the Governor.    

Disobedience of Strut

On This Day – 13th March 1867 Convict William Henry Strut was charged at the Geelong Gaol, with disobedience of orders by Turnkey Wheatland and was sentenced to 48 hours solitary confinement with bread and water by the Governor.    

Beech Forest

ON THIS DAY – March 13, 1916 At the adjourned inquest into the murder of Doris Foley at Beech Forest today Detective Kiely stated, that George Henry Leake, who was present in custody admitted to him that he took the girl, Doris Foley to the creek and he made her cry. When she cried he […]

Shooting Affray Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – March 13, 1929 RICHMOND John Dawson Fisher, 24, clerk, has been charged with murdering Harold McDonald, at Richmond. He appeared before the court yesterday and was remanded for a week on heavy bail. Detective Rosewarne told the Court that McDonald and his wife were quarrelling in the street about midnight on […]

Wrestling a Shark

On this day ………… 13th March 2013 A British man who received worldwide attention for wrestling a shark away from kids on an Australian beach has been sacked from his job as a result. When Paul Marshallsea, 62, made the daring rescue at Australia’s Bulcock Beach in Queensland in late January, he was actually on […]

Accident in a Case Factory

On this day ………… 13th March 1912 An accident which occurred on this day in 1912, resulted in the death of Robert Palmer, 22 years of age. Palmer worked at a case factory in North Melbourne and while working a circular saw a piece of wood flew from it and struck him on the abdomen. […]

Cut in Half

On this day ………… 13th March 1909 A shocking accident, happened on this day in resulting in the death of Mr. George Whitaker, proprietor of the “Korumburra Times,” occurred near Loch. Mr. Whitaker, with four’ others, was returning from the Grantville Show in a buggy. When near Loch a team of horses, attached to a […]

Stealing Boots

On This Day – 13th March 1866 An old man named Richard Finley, was sent to gaol for one mouth, for stealing a pair of boots from the Barwon Bridge Hotel. His capture was singular. He was seen to leave the hotel, and in trying to avoid notice he went too near the deep embankment […]

Shooting Affray Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – March 13, 1929 RICHMOND John Dawson Fisher, 24, clerk, has been charged with murdering Harold McDonald, at Richmond. He appeared before the court yesterday and was remanded for a week on heavy bail. Detective Rosewarne told the Court that McDonald and his wife were quarrelling in the street about midnight on […]

Disobedience of Orders

On This Day – 13th March 1867 Convict Elizabeth O’Connor was charged at the Geelong Gaol with disobedience of orders by the Female Turnkey Mary Byrne and was sentenced to 48 hours solitary confinement with bread and water by the Governor.    

Frozen in a Butchers Shop

On this day ………… 13th March 1935 While working at a butcher’s shop in Malvern, Melbourne, on this day in 1935, Arthur Venville was accidentally locked in a freezer room by another employee who was unaware that anyone was inside. The man shut the freezer door and closed up the shop at 6pm for the […]