Acquitted of Murder

ON THIS DAY – July 12, 1950 A Criminal Court  jury found Winifred Therese Walford, 42, of Gordon Street, Deepdene, not guilty of the murder of her husband on July 12, on the ground of insanity. The Crown alleged, that she struck Keith Hartley Walford, 51, company secretary, on the head with an axe while […]

Princess Diana – Chicken Goujons recipe

Chicken Breasts with a Honey, Ginger & Cilantro Dressing Ingredients: 1 pint chicken broth 2 chicken breasts (6 oz. each) Rind and juice of 1 lemon 4 tbs clear honey 1 tbs sesame seeds 1 bunch watercress 1 radicchio Ingredients for the Dressing: ¼ cup onion finely chopped 1 clove garlic crushed 1 tbs soy […]

Longest lived Prime Minister – Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam the 21st Prime Minister of Australia is only one of two Prime Ministers whose lifetime spanned the lives of all 25 Prime Ministers in Australia’s first century (John Gorton was the other) Whitlam was Australia’s longest-lived Prime Minister, dying at the age of 98 years, sadly 2 years short of receiving a 100th […]

Mont Park Escape walks to NSW

On This Day……12th of July 1934 George Fuller alias Fairburn (41), an invalid convict, who escaped from the Gresswell sanatorium at Mont Park was arrested at Albury 12th of July 1934. Though in the advanced stage of T.B., and given only a few weeks to live by the doctor, he travelled much of the way […]

HORSHAM MURDER

ON THIS DAY – July 12, 1909 At the Warrnambool Supreme Court, Albert Hay and Martha Dorothy Caroline Cox were charged with the wilful murder of Edward Boothby Cox, the husband of the female prisoner, at Horsham, on July 12. The charges were heard separately. The evidence was similar to that given at the inquest. […]

Mont Park Escape walks to NSW

On This Day……12th of July 1934 George Fuller alias Fairburn (41), an invalid convict, who escaped from the Gresswell sanatorium at Mont Park was arrested at Albury 12th of July 1934. Though in the advanced stage of T.B., and given only a few weeks to live by the doctor, he travelled much of the way […]

Alleged Murder Of Pensioner

ON THIS DAY – July 12, 1946 In the Criminal Court yesterday it was alleged that a man had confessed he killed another man because he irritated him by listening to horror stories on the radio. Before the court was Trevor Francis Sanderson McKenzie, sailor, charged with murdering Phillip Hilton Elmore Johnson, 65, invalid pensioner. […]

Boy Killed at Lion Park

On this day …….. 12th of July 1979 A youth told a coroner on this day in 1979, that a lion had “barged” through a fence and attacked his brother. His brother had tried to escape by climbing over a small gate at the rear of the enclosure. The Coroner, Mr Brown, was holding the […]

Prince Philip’s – Mushrooms à la crème Recipe

Ingredients: 1 lb. mushrooms 2 oz. flour 2 oz. butter 2 tablespoons butter Croutons Milk Salt and pepper Directions: “Thoroughly clean and dry the mushrooms but don’t peel. Slice them into a pan and simmer in butter for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with flour, stir gentle and cook for a further 2 minutes or so. Season, […]

Governor Dwyer’s Death

On This Day ……. 12th of July 1913 Governor Dwyer’s death was reported in the Geelong Paper on this day in 1913.  Mr Peter Dwyer of the ‘Bungalow,’ passed away recently at the age of 86 years. Mr Dwyer was well known in the Penal and Military Departments, ana held many leading positions. He came […]