Thieves stole fossilised dinosaur footprints from a sacred Aboriginal site

On this day …….. 16th of October 1996 On this day in 1996, it was reported that a set of fossilised dinosaur footprints had been stolen from a sacred Aboriginal site in outback Australia. The footprints came from the best preserved trackway of a stegosaur in the world, and were the world’s only known set […]

First gaol in Victoria with power – Geelong Gaol

ON THIS DAY…… 16th October 1901 Work began on the Geelong Gaol on this day in 1901, to add electricity, making It the first gaol in Victoria with power. To guard against prisoners tampering with the wires, the latter are being run through special steel conduits.  

The Killing of Paul Kallipolitis

ON THIS DAY – October 16, 2002 The victim was found dead by his brother around 10am on October 16, 2002 – half seated and half slumped on the floor against his bed. He had been killed three days earlier and had been shot five times in the head with a .38 handgun. Kallipolitis became […]

Murder Intent Alleged

On This Day – October 16, 1947 Robert Woodbine Whinfield, 59, of Dorset-road, Croydon, retired auctioneer, was yesterday committed for trial on October 16 at the Supreme Court on a charge of having wounded William Roy Coles; 50, of Bayswater-road, Bayswater, poultry farmer, with intent to murder. Dr. Ian Thomas Cameron, of Croydon, said he […]