Death Sentence for Victorian Murder

ON This Day – October 4, 1937 Found guilty of murdering Thomas Bowler, 58, a farmer, of Seacombe, at Dutson on October 4, Michael James Joseph O’Brien, 18, a labourer, was to-day sentenced to death. The Crown Prosecutor read a statement alleged to have been made by the accused, which set out that the trouble […]

Alleged Cruelty

ON THIS DAY…… 4th October 1920 A man was taken from Birregurra to the Geelong Gaol on this day in 1920 for medical observation. He appeared before the Birregurra Court and as there was some doubt as to his sanity he was remanded and Constable Parmenter was sent up to bring him to Geelong. It […]

Charged With Murder of A Child

On This Day – October 4, 1944 On a charge of having murdered Janice Baul at Moonee Ponds on October 4. Ronald Morgan, 24, of Moonee Ponds, was remanded in the City Court today until October 20. The charge that he had carnally known and abused a girl under the age of 10 was withdrawn. […]

Sydney’s Luna Park opened

On this day …….. 4th of October 1935 Sydney’s Luna Park opened to the public on this day in 1935. The current Luna Park Face was based on the enormous smiling faces at Luna Park, Melbourne, Australia and Steeplechase Park in the United States, Luna Park’s 9-metre-wide (30 ft) smiling face, as well as its […]

Prime Minister Escapes Accident

On this day …….. 4th of October 1937 On the way from Casino to Byron Bay, New South Wales, on this day in 1937 the 10th Prime Minister of Australia Joseph Lyons had his third escape from accident on his election tour. Near Bangalow a car swung wide on a bend, and Mr. Lyons’s car […]