Threntham Police Cells – rare double Cells

Trentham Police Cells – rare double Cells The history of this double Police Cells is not clear. It may have been brought to Trentham in 1879. It is a prefabricated Portable two cell police lock up and was only one of four built in Victoria and the only known servicing one. You can see rods […]

Trentham Police Station

Trentham Portable Cells This is a standard Public Works Department prefabricated Portable one cell police lock up. The boards are all numbered for ease of construction. There was a single cell lockup on the site when the Trentham Police Station opened in 1885-1886.

Port Melbourne Police Cells

Port Melbourne Murder At the Melbourne Criminal Court the negro Frederick Jordan was brought up for trial, charged with the murder of Minnie Crabbe (nee Hicks) at Port Melbourne on the 6th July 1894. The prisoner, who pleaded not guilty, challenged a large number of jurors. The evidence for the prosecution was gone into, and […]

Serviceton Police Cells

THE SERVICETON MURDER ARREST OF A YOUNG GIRL In connection with a child murder at Serviceton on the 30th of June 1898, an arrest was made at the town by the Kaniva police. The officers took into custody a young servant girl who has resided in the district for many years and is respectably connected. […]

Kaniva Police Cells

Charged with murder 27th feb 1879 A man was charged with having murdered a member of the Carmelite order, Brother┬áJames Thomas Butler, and was remanded to appear in the City Court in Melbourne on March the 5th 1879. Stephen John Eiszele, 21, of no fixed address, murdered Brother Butler at Kaniva, Western Victoria, on February […]

Whittlesea Police Cells

WHITTLESEA MURDER – TWO YOUTHS CHARGED Two youths were detained on the 19th of October 1932, by the police investigating the murder of Joseph Sybley (47), the manager of the Whittibsea Hotel. Both boys were housed in the Whittlesea police box. Soon after the patrol car arrived at Whittlesea to take the young men Melbourne. […]

Wentworth – TV

Wentworth What a great episode of Wentworth on Tuesday night….. the story line for season 5 is shaping up to be the best so far. What will happen between Liz Birdsworth and Sonia Stevens? Will the Freak become Top Dog? Photo of Sonia Stevens’ house Williamstown.

Blue Heelers – TV

Sgt Tom Croydon – Blue Heelers After a day out in Williamstown, it was great to see that Sgt Tom Croydon’s first house from Blue Heelers hasn’t changed. Fans of Blue Heelers, did you know that Croydon’s house is in the same street as Maggie Doyle’s?

Wentworth – TV

Wentworth Will Franky Doyle escape from Wentworth Correctional Centre this week? Will she head back to Mike Pennisi’s home to look for evidence? Is Franky innocent? Mike Pennisi’s house in Williamstown.

Execution of Ptolemy and Bobby

EXECUTION ON THIS DAY………….30th April 1847 EXECUTION TWO ABORIGINALS The sad penalty of the law was carried into effect upon Ptolemy and Bobby, the two unfortunate Murray blacks, convicted as the principals in the lamentable murder of the late Mr. Andrew Beveridge, jun. As we stated in our last, ever since the announcement of their […]

Melbourne gets Electric Trains

On this day …….. 30th April 1919 At the Richmond station, on an island platform, a hundred or so schoolchildren looked wonderingly at the train which came on without an engine on this day in 1919. Melbourne successfully completed its first electric train trials on the Sandringham-Flinders Street line.  

A Fortnight at Geelong Gaol

On This Day ……. 30th April 1867 On this day in 1867, William Lane, was taken into custody by a policeman, and when on his way to the Geelong watch house he was followed by a large crowd of men and boys, who, it was said, would probably have rescued the lad if the apprehending […]