CENTENARIAN GARDENER – aged 115

On this day …….. 10th of August 1928 Charles Lyons, of Essendon, whose age was believed to have been between 106 and 115 died on this day in the Melbourne Hospital. Lyons had worked at his ocupation as a jobbing gardener until a few days before he became ill.  

Prime Minister’s Party Car Accident – GYMPIE QUEENSLAND

On this day …….. 10th of August 1938 When Prime Minister Mr. Joseph Lyons and his party were on the way to Kandanga, Queensland his cars came into collision with a tree. Miss Alice Kellcher, Senator Foil’s typist, suffered from shock, but the others were not hurt and the journey was resumed.  

Bones Found – Believed to be the remains of a Lunatic

On this day …….. 10th of August 1885 A resident of Warrenbayne discovered a number of bleached and partly decomposed human bones in a hollow log on the 10th of August 1885. The police removal the bones to Benalla, for an inquest. It is supposed to be the remains of a lunatic Matthew Lawrence who […]

Greystone Station Murder

ON THIS DAY…… 10th August 1925 On the 10th of August 1925, William Smith was murdered while working on the Greystone Station at Rowsey, near Bacchus Marsh, by Thomas Alexander Ferguson, aged 35 years. Thomas Alexander Ferguson was charged at the Melbourne City Court with the murder of William Smith Dean, near Bacchus Marsh. Ferguson, […]

New Locks for Geelong Gaol

On This Day ……. 10th of August 1880 On this day in 1880, B. J. Burnett won the tender to supply several hundreds of locks and cell-door fittings to the gaol.  

Australian Prime Minister recipe – Malcolm Fraser

Tomato and Meatball Soup 3 large ripe tomatoes 2 onions 2.1/2 beef cubes 1 Tsp sugar 1 cup rice 1 small can of tomato soup 1/2 stick celery Salt and pepper Meatballs 1 minced steak 1 egg Nutmeg Breadcrumbs 1) Boil tomatoes and onions in water until cooked, put though sieve and celery, beef cubes, […]

Murder Not Manslaughter

On This Day – August 10, 1952 Robert Kevin Vernon, 27, builders’ labourer, of South Melbourne, was found guilty to-day of manslaughter, but not guilty of murder. He was charged with having murdered Keith Charles Marshall, 25, an outstanding amateur footballer, in a South Melbourne street on August 10.  Vernon, who admitted 14 convictions, was remanded for sentence to allow his counsel to prepare […]