Convict Joseph Finnigan

ON THIS DAY…… 11th October 1860 Joseph Finnigan was indicted for stealing, on the 17th September 1860, one pair of boots, the property of Thomas Allen, of Geelong. Prisoner pleaded ” Guilty,” and was sentenced to one year of hard labour in the gaol of Geelong.  

Disappearance of John Demsey

ON THIS DAY – 11 October 1937 The investigation into the initial disappearance of John Thomas Demsey received widespread media coverage and extensively featured in the official Police Gazette which went out to all stations.  According to the police investigation, Demsey had left Bendigo on October 11, 1937 with his load which was expected to […]

Long lost family

On this day …….. 11th of October 1944 While on a train bound for Frankston, Victoria, on this day in 1944, a New South Wales Army Sergeant Hugh Cameron struck up a conversation with a female passenger. During the exchange he remarked that he knew no one in the state and found camp life lonely. […]

Double Tragedy

Murdered on this day ……….. 11th October 1924 A love affair at Maryborough between a man (38) and a girl (16) ended on the 11th October 1924 in a double tragedy, when Charles W. Bayldon shot Myrtle Moore dead and then committed suicide. The couple had been engaged to be married, but the girl had […]