Self Supporting Gaols

On This Day ……. 28th of August 1882 It was stated in Parliament on this day in 1882, that all Victorian Gaols should be made as far as possible self-supporting, except of course in the case of an institution like the Geelong Gaol, which is used as an invalid prison, to which are sent old […]

Execution of James Quinn

ON THIS DAY…… 28th August 1871 A most deliberate and cruel murder of a Chinaman was committed on the Beechworth- Myrtleford Road. Two Chinamen in a cart named Ah Woo and Ah Cow, were stopped by James Quinn who offered them a shilling for a ride, which they agreed. Not 30 yards down the track […]

Sale of Wife NSW

On this day …….. 28th of August 1811 On this day in 1811 Ralph Malkins led his wife into the streets of Windsors, New South Wales with a halter around her neck. He sold her to the highest bidder, a man named Thomas Quires, who paid £16 and a few metres of cloth. The woman […]

New Govenor – Geelong Gaol

On This Day ……. 28th of August 1873 Mr. Gibson, late governor of the Geelong gaol, was transferred to the Pentridge Stockade, and is at present per- forming the duties of senior warder. Mr. William Stack, who has held the post for the last 14 years, has boon transferred to Geelong, and will have charge […]

The Windsor Shooting

On This Day – August 28, 1933 A GRAPHIC story of events associated with the fatal shooting of Betty Martin, 33, of Wrexham Road, Windsor; the wounding of her husband, Henry Martin, traveller; and the suicide of Isaac John Cohen Jedwab, 57, manufacturer. of Glen Eira Road, Caulfield, was told at the inquest at the Morgue […]

Prime Minister Robert Menzies resign

On this day …….. 28th of August 1941 Robert Gordon Menzies was born in the Victorian town of Jeparit on 20 December 1894. In 1928 he entered politics after being elected to Victoria’s Legislative Council for East Yarra. After six years in Victorian state politics as Attorney-General and Minister for Railways (1928–34), he was elected […]