Fraudulently converting

ON THIS DAY…… 18th October 1900 On this day in 1900, a youth named John Noonan was charged with fraudulently converting to his own use a bicycle valued at £9, the property of B. O’Callaghan. The accused pleaded guilty. Sergeant Dowler, who conducted the prosecution, gave particulars of the case, and called the complainant, O’Callaghan, […]

Died of Heart Failure

ON THIS DAY – October 18, 1953   Walter Grenfell, 57, of Gordon House, City, had been suffering from a heart disease for some time and was always “a candidate for death,” Mr. Wade, S.M., City Coroner was told yesterday.  After hearing this evidence from Dr. W. M. Keane, medical superintendent of St. Vincent’s Hospital, […]

A Wife’s Plea

ON THIS DAY – October 18, 1955 A WIFE PLEADED ‘KEEP HIM FROM ME …’ Gladys Lester, 26, realised within a week or two of marriage that she had made a mistake. Her married life was one round of bickering and squabbling with a sullen husband who drank too much. There came a time, two […]

Constable William Murray returns to Alice Springs after massacring Aborigines at Coniston Station

On this day …….. 18th of October 1928 The Coniston Massacre was the last known massacre of Australian Aborigines. Occurring at Coniston cattle station, Northern Territory, Australia, it was a revenge killing for the death of dingo hunter Frederick Brooks, who was believed to have been killed by Aborigines in August 1928. Constable William Murray, […]

Youth Accused of Murder

ON THIS DAY – October 18, 1932   Bernard William Boyd, aged 18 years, appeared at the City Court on Thursday charged with having murdered Joseph George Sybley at Whittlesea on October 18. At the request of Sergeant De La Rue, the case was adjourned until after the coroner’s inquest.  Application for Ball  Mr. P. […]