Barnard Refused Bail

ON THIS DAY – October 7, 1933   Before Mr. Bond; P M., at the City Court yesterday, Percy Horatio Sydney Barnard, aged 56 years, was charged with havingĀ  murdered Cornelius Percival Smith at Cheltenham on October 7. Ivy Margaret Smith, aged 41 years, Percy Smith’s widow, was charged that, knowing Barnard to have murdered […]

Charged with drink driving

ON THIS DAY…… 7th October 1901 The three prisoners who were locked up in the Geelong gaol, appeared before Mr Sergeant, on this day in 1901. Win Tanner was fined 10 shillings for being drunk whilst in charge of a vehicle, and the other two were remanded to appear at the Geelong police court the […]

Pony murders violent owner

On this day …….. 7th of October 1910 Jack Carodini met his death on this day in 1910 in a lagoon near the Ovens River at Wangaratta, Victoria. In a drunken state, Carodini had cruelly beaten and stabbed his pony while riding home. In it’s death throes, the pony, still carrying Carodini, jumped into a […]

Riot at Ballarat

ON THIS DAY – October 7, 1854   The letter from our Geelong correspondent contains some further particulars of a disturbance of an unusual and violent character which occurred at Ballaarat. There are many rumors in circulation in Melbourne, the truth of which it is difficult to ascertain, but it is certain that the Government […]

Murder of James Scobie – leads to Eureka Stockade – Ballarat

On this day …….. 7th of October 1854 On the 7th of October 1854, Scottish miner James Scobie was found murdered at the Eureka hotel in Ballarat, Victoria. Ten days later 10,000 miners gathered at the hotel to protest the acquittal of the Publican James Bentley, the prime suspect in Scobie’s murder, by an allegedly […]

Smoking children – Victorian Education Department

On this day …….. 7th of October 1896 A meeting was held at the Yackandandah Primary School in North East Victoria on this day in 1896, in relation to juvenile smokers. The School Board had a lengthy discussion on boys smoking ready made cigarettes, and what the School Board could do about it. One alarmed […]

James Scobie’s Inquest

  Murdered on this day ………….. 7th October 1854 On the 7th of October 1854 Coroner David John Williams held an inquest into the death of James Scobie. Twelve jurors (many of whom had known Scobie – Arthur Anderson; John Gillott; Henry Green; John Fletcher; John Phelan; Walter Davis; David Richards; Duncan Henderson; John Campbell; […]

Murder Charge in Melbourne Court

ON THIS DAY – October 7, 1938   At the City Court to-day two men appeared on murder charges. John Anderson (18), radio worker, of Thornbury, was charged with having murdered Irene Muriel Bowden (19), of Thornbury, on October 7, at Cockatoo, and he was remanded until October 24. Miss Bowden was found dead in […]

Man and Youth Charged with Murder

ON THIS DAY – October 7, 1945   Charged with the murder of Walter Edward Copely on October 7, Reginald William Watson, 28, of Cecil-street. South Melbourne was remanded in the City Court to October 19. Copely, a steward on R.M.S Stratlhmore was found in a Port Melbourne street plantation on Saturday night with a […]