Murder at Wooragee

ON THIS DAY – October 15, 1872 Living on the goldfields was hard and the threat of bush rangers was constantly on one’s mind. On the evening of the 15th of October three bushrangers named James Smith, Thomas Brady and William Heppanstein bailed up the Wooragee Post Office robbing them of their takings. They then […]

Brutal Treatment of Old Resident

ON THIS DAY – October 15, 1930 The districts of Sale and Stratford were disturbed and shocked on the afternoon of Thursday last, October 15th., at information that a highly respected lady of advanced years had been foully murdered at her home about two and a half miles from Stratford towards Sale. At 2 o’clock […]

35 workers killed when West Gate Bridge collapses – Melbourne

On this day …….. 15th of October 1970 The West Gate Bridge, spans the Yarra River in Melbourne, Victoria, was completed in 1978. Its design is cable-stayed, consisting of several pillars, with cables supporting the roadbed. The bridge links the inner city and Melbourne’s eastern suburbs with the western suburbs. Two years after construction on […]

Granny Smith

ON THIS DAY…… 15th October 1870 That inveterate old drunkard ” Granny Smith” was brought before the bench of the Geelong court for the fortieth time, and sent to gaol for three months. She is decidedly the naughtiest old woman we have in Geelong at the present time, and it is a pity she was […]