Melbourne Murder Hoax

ON THIS DAY – October 3, 1936 Man Committed for Trial Four detectives and two police wireless patrol cars investigated a telephone message about a murder on October 3, and they found that the message was a hoax. Eric Dight collector, of Albert road, South Melbourne, was committed for trial yesterday when he appeared at […]

Shooting at Transportation Officer Jones

On This Day – October 3, 1907 The circumstances surrounding the shooting of Mr. Samuel Jones, of the Victorian Railways, in Spencer street, 0n October 3, were¬†yesterday inquired into in the City Court, when Joseph Thomas, alais Jos. Thos. Young, was charged with shooting with intent to¬†murder Mr. Jones. The evidence given by Samuel Jones, […]

Man shot by dog

On this day …….. 3rd of October 1950 Arthur Walder from Narromine in New South Wales, was accidentally shot by his own dog while rabbit shooting on thus day in 1950. Walder, 23 was sitting in his parked truck 10km from town, when his dog jumped into the cabin and hit the trigger of his […]

Two escaped from Geelong gaol

ON THIS DAY…… 3rd October 1962 Two prisoners Robert Leslie Dennis aged 26, and Donald John McCumber aged 29, escaped from the Geelong Gaol on the 3rd of October 1962. After steeling a car in Swanston st, Geelong they headed north to the boarder. An intensive hunt was made for them throughout South-West N.S.W. after […]

Who created the Pavlova – Australian or New Zealand

On this day …….. 3rd of October 1935 Possible the most renowned Australian dessert is undoubtedly the pavlova, but which country did it originate from is a hot topic. Consisting of a base made of meringue crust topped with whipped cream and fresh fruits such as kiwi fruit, passionfruit and strawberries. The Australian legend states […]