Reopening the Pyjama Girl Case

ON THIS DAY…… 27th August 1934   In 1944, ten years after the body had been discovered, the forensic evidence was re-examined and the dental analysis of the victim was matched to Linda Agostini. Tony Agostini had recently returned to Sydney after being held in internment camps at Orange, Hay and Loveday from 1940 to […]

Man breaks into Geelong Gaol

On This Day ……. 27th of August 1894 Great excitement was at the Geelong gaol on this night in 1894 was made evening by a man named John Riohardson, recently discharged after serving a short stay. A few minutes after 9 o’clock the chief warder heard an unusual noise in the labour yard, and proceeding […]

Discovery of Body

ON THIS DAY…… 27th August 1934   Early this afternoon the body of a girl, aged about 20, was found in a sack under a culvert on the Howlong-road, about four miles from Albury, near the border of N.S.W. and Victoria. Thomas Hunter Griffiths, a leading Albury farmer, made the discovery. The body was clad […]

Pyjama Girl – Discovery and Initial Investigation

ON THIS DAY…… 27th August 1934   Mrs Agostini disappeared from friends and family in late August 1934, around a week before the unidentified Pyjama Girl was found in Albury near Splitter’s Creek on the New South Wales side of the border with Victoria. The victim’s body was discovered by a local man named Tom […]

The Pyjama Girl

ON THIS DAY…… 27th August 1934   Linda Agostini was murdered in Carlton on the 27th August 1934, she was identified as the “Pyjama Girl”, a murder victim found on a stretch of road in Albury, New South Wales, Australia, in September 1934. Linda Agostini was born Florence Linda Platt in Forest Hill, a suburb […]

Astonished journey by a tree

On this day …….. 27th of August 1921 During a big flood at Kempsey, New South Wales, in August 1921, a log struck Toose’s Temperance Hotel on Belgrave st. On examining it, hotel owner Howard Toose was astonished to find that it was the same log on which he had carved his brother’s initials at […]

Transferred from Geelong Gaol to Ballarat Gaol

On This Day ……. 27th of August 1881 A young man who, named James Clay, who on this day in 1881, was confined to the Geelong gaol for having stolen a watch from the premises of Mr Daglish, South Geelong. It was also stated that he was wanted in Ballarat for a similar offence. Clay […]

Daylesford Centenarian

On this day …….. 27th of August 1936. Mrs. M. A. Horsnell, who has been a resident of Daylesford in Victoria, for the past 81 years, celebrated the 100th anniversary of her birthday. She received manycongratulatory mesages, among them being one from the Daylesford borough council.