Woman on Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – October 8, 1948   A Richmond woman alleged to have put weed killer in her husband’s beer during a party at a Melbourne boarding house on October 8, was committed for trial on a charge of murder after an inquest at the City Morgue to-day. The police alleged that the woman, […]

Charge of Wilful Murder.

ON THIS DAY – October 8, 1889   Catherine M’Donald and John M’Dougall were brought up on remand at the Murtoa Police Court on Thursday on a charge of the wilful murder of their infant at Lubeck early last month. The Bench considered that a prima facie case had been made out, and committed the […]

Charged With Double Murder

ON THIS DAY – October 8, 1942 George Frederick Wellington Maes, 35, a member of the CMF, pleaded not guilty in the Bendigo Supreme Court yesterday to a charge of having murdered his wife, Olive Freda Maes, 20, and their 10-month-old son, at Boort, on October 8. Maes, in evidence, said his wife used to […]

Sole Victorian prison for women

ON THIS DAY…… 8th October 1926 Mr. Akeroyd the Inspector-General of Prisons, had an interview with the mayor of Geelong (Cr. J. A. Thear) and the town clerk (Mr A. L. Walter) regarding the main objections of Geelong people to the proposed scheme to convert the Geelong gaol into the sole Victorian prison for women, […]

Luna Park opens in Glenelg, South Australia

On this day …….. 8th of October 1930 Luna Park was opened in Glenelg, South Australia on 8 October 1930. The park grounds were open to the surrounding area, with admission instead charged to the individual rides and attractions. Sadly due to a dispute with the local council it closed in 1935.