Bega Schoolgirl Murders

ON THIS DAY – October 6, 1997 The Bega schoolgirl murders refers to the abduction, rape and murder of New South Wales schoolgirls, 14-year-old Lauren Margaret Barry and 16-year-old Nichole Emma Collins of Bega, New South Wales on 6 October 1997. The girls were abducted by Leslie Camilleri and Lindsay Beckett, both from the New […]

Australia’s first zoo opens – Melbourne

On this day …….. 6th of October 1862 The first zoo to open in Australia was the Melbourne Zoo, which opened on this day in 1862. Modelled after the London Zoo, it featured formal Victorian-era gardens and just a few specimens of monkeys, as well as a limited display of native animals. The zoo began […]

Children Stabbed

ON THIS DAY – October 6, 1973   Two children were killed and a third child is in a satisfactory condition in hospital after a stabbing incident in North Carlton last night. Antoinetta Lamberti-Gigliotti, 9, is in the Royal Children’s Hospital with knife wounds to the chest, abdomen and arms. Her brother, Franco, 6, and […]

Student Stabbed Sports Master

ON THIS DAY – October 6, 1970   A 19-year old student teacher charged with having murdered a Brighton Grammar sports master on October 6 was sent for trial by the City Coroner, Mr H. W. Pascoe, SM, today. Mr Pascoe held an inquest on Jeffrey Long, 31, teacher, of Brighton, who died as a […]

Convict Henry Henry

ON THIS DAY…… 6th October 1902 A man giving the name of Henley Henry, and describing himself as a draper from Melbourne, was discovered by night in the Victoria Hotel, Malop-street, Geelong upstairs, trying to open several bedroom doors and tampering with the side entrance to one of the sample-rooms, he was placed under arrest, […]

Kate Kelly, sister of bushranger Ned Kelly, goes missing

On this day …….. 6th of October 1898 Notorious bushranger Ned Kelly had five sisters, two half-sisters, two brothers and one half-brother. His sisters were Maggie, who was born in 1857, three years after Ned, and Catherine, variously nicknamed Kate or Kittie, who was born in 1863. In addition, there were Mary, who died as […]