THE DAWSON MURDER

ON THIS DAY – July 2, 1900 John Ferrier, charged with the murder of Alice Elizabeth Aubrey at Dawson on July 2 was before the Sale Supreme Court today. Mr. Maxwell, who appeared for accused, intimated that the defence would be insanity, and asked for an adjournment of the case till September to admit of […]

Prime Minister Harold Holt’s – Sweet and Sour Pork recipe

Sweet and Sour Pork – Harold holt Serves 5 2 cups White flour 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Pepper 470 ml Melbourne Bitter Beer 900gms  pork 1 yellow capsicum 440gms tin pinapple pieces 1 cup apple cider vinegar 8 Tbsp ketchup 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tsp garlic salt 1. […]

Six Prisoners Arrive by Train

On This Day ……. 2nd of July 1924   Six prisoners were escorted from the metropolis to Geelong by the midday train on this day in 1924. They were taken to the Geelong gaol, where the remainder of their respective sentences will probably be served. Four were from the Melbourne gaol, one from Pentridge, while the other […]

Did You Know – Australia’s 1st Prime Minister

Australia’s first Prime Minister Sir Edmond Barton was a cricket umpire when the first ever international cricket roit happened in 1878, against Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

How well do you know our Prime Ministers of Australia…….

How well do you really know our Prime Ministers…….. At Twisted History we thought we would share the strange, weird and bizarre facts on our 29 PM’s! 1) Sir Edmond Barton was a cricket umpire when the first ever international cricket riot happened in 1878, against Australia and England at the SCG. 2) Alfred Deakin […]

CHARGE OF MURDER – Fitzroy Street Tragedy

ON THIS DAY – July 2, 1938 After two weeks of investigation following a tragedy outside the St. Kilda railway station on July 2, when a woman was killed, and two other persons were injured, a man was arrested early this morning and charged with murder. The man was Francis Daniel Egan, aged 36 years, […]