Tasmanian Tiger Named a Protected Animal

On this day …….. 10th of July 1936 The Thylacine was a dasyurid, or carnivorous marsupial, living in Australia up until the twentieth century. It is believed that the Thylacine existed on the Australian mainland until the introduction of the dingo thousands of years ago. Although the Thylacine was often called the Tasmanian Tiger or […]


ON THIS DAY….. 10th July 1910 The adjourned inquest in connection with the death of Bridget Morfesso, who died in the Kilmore Hospital on July 10 from injuries received, was concluded, before Mr P. Cohen, P. M. Margaret Morfesso, 14 years of age, and oldest daughter of deceased, said that she saw her father hit […]

Air Mail Newspaper Delivery

On this day …….. 10th of July 1930 The Melbourne Herald News Paper arrived in Beechworth, Victoria on this day in 1930, in the most unconventional way. The edition of the paper carried a feature on Beechworth as a tourist resort, and a noon an aeroplane appeared above the town, and from the skies rained […]

Prime Ministers Chauffeur drives car into Grandstand to watch Football game

Sir Robert Menzies the 12th Prime Minister of Australia is the longest serving Prime Minister (18 years). Menzies retired on Australia Day in 1966. Menzies was a lifelong supporter of Carlton VFL Football Club. In the 1970s, following a stroke the Carlton Football club made a ramp up onto the committee box at Princes Park Oval so […]

Camels escape from circus in Melbourne suburb of Narre Warren

On This Day ……. 10th July 2014 Three camels hoofed it from a circus in Melbourne’s south-east, leading police on an early morning camel muster on Thursday. Police were called to a service station on Princes Highway in Narre Warren just before 4am, where the three camels were munching on trees, a police spokeswoman said. […]

Ice Skating at Wangaratta

On this day …….. 10th of July 1901 The intensely cold spell of July 1901 froze Lake Como, off Murdock Rd, and enabled the local youth to try out new winter sport. The thickness of the ice was well able to support the weight of a man, in fact a number of youths jumped up […]

Queen Elizabeth II – scone recipe

The Royal Queen’s Scones Ingredients: 8 oz. flour 2 oz. margarine 2 oz. sugar 2 oz. currants 1 egg for mixing Small amount of milk (optional) 1 tsp. of cream of tartar 1/4 tsp. of salt 1/2 tsp. baking soda Egg to glaze Directions 1. Make a soft dough by mixing the ingredients, including the […]

Long Acquitted

ON THIS DAY….. 10th July 1910 The trial of Peter Long on a charge of murder, arising out of the death, at Ballarat, on July 10, of Florence Jelbart, was continued in the Melbourne Criminal Court, October 28. Dr. Crawford Henry Mollison, Government pathologist, said:-I heard Dr. Champion’s evidence on the previous day, and from […]

Brunswick Charge of Murder

ON THIS DAY….. 10th July 1914 In the Brunswick court when Frank White (22) appeared on a charge of having inflicted grievous bodily harm upon Richard Wood on July 10, the charge was altered to one of the murder. Sergeant McLoughlin said Wood died in the Melbourne Hospital as the result of a depressed fracture […]


ON THIS DAY….. 10th July 1926 When Bertha Elizabeth Ross (33) was charged, in the Criminal Court with having attempted to murder William Woods, builder and contractor, on July 10, Mr.. W, S. Sproule, for the Crown, suggested that there were two probable motives. In the first place they had been living on intimate terms […]

The Queen’s Mother – Elizabeth I – recipe

Cottage Pie de Boeuf Braisé – recipe from Buckingham Palace (This is a form of Shepherd’s Pie and is a wonderful way to use up leftover roast.) Ingredients: 1/4 lb. chopped and coarsely minced cold braised beef from which fat and skin have been carefully removed 1 onion, finely chopped 1/2 oz. dripping 1/4 pint […]

Sent to Pentridge

On This Day ……. 10th of July 1923 Two prisoners who are undergoing sentences respectively of three months and 18 months, were on this day in 1923, brought from Pentridge by Constable Slatter to the Geelong gaol, where they are to complete their terms.