Charged with fraud

ON THIS DAY…… 19th October 1870 John Cook, on remand from Geelong, charged with fraud, was remanded for seven days, bail being allowed in two sureties of £50 each.  

Wife on Murder Charge

‪ON THIS DAY – October 19, 1945   A mother of six children was charged in the Bendigo Supreme Court today with the murder of her husband who, according to the Crown, was stabbed in the abdomen on October 19 after he arrived home ‘drunk and in raging temper.’ The accused is Mrs. Dorothy Franklin […]

Murder of Annie

ON THIS DAY – October 19, 1917   Alfred Edward Budd, 39 Stevedore’s labourer to-day, at the City Watch house, was formally charged with the murder of Annie Elizabeth Samson, at Princess Street, Port Melbourne, on October 19. Accused was the adopted brother of deceased, who was a married woman. He attempted to commit suicide […]

Man Remanded on Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – October 19, 1979   A man was remanded in City Court yesterday on a charge of having murdered Mr Leslie Herbert Kane, a missing painter and docker. Mr Kane, 33, of the Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows, said by detectives to have been well known on Melbourne’s waterfront, has been missing since […]

Woman misconducting herself

ON THIS DAY…… 19th October 1903 A woman named Gambledon, who was arrested for misconducting herself, was brought before the Geelong court on this day in 1903. The magistrates were informed by the police that the woman was married only seven weeks ago. The bench sent the woman to gaol for a month.  

The largest single piece of reef gold ever discovered in the world found

On this day …….. 19th of October 1872 The gold mining town of Hill End in New South Wales today is almost a ghost town. Alluvial gold was discovered at Hill End in 1851 and within a month, there were were 150 miners working the area. The Hill End goldfield was one of the richest […]

Murder of Annie

ON THIS DAY – October 19, 1917   Alfred Edward Budd, 39 Stevedore’s labourer to-day, at the City Watch house, was formally charged with the murder of Annie Elizabeth Samson, at Princess Street, Port Melbourne, on October 19. Accused was the adopted brother of deceased, who was a married woman. He attempted to commit suicide […]

This Is My Story – Biter Bit (out of the Argus paper)

On this day …….. 19th of October 1946 A STARTLING STORY of the gold-rush days, and a woman’s resourcefulness, is told by a friend of mine about the new gold signet ring he wears. While his grandparents, then a young couple newly arrived from England, were on the Bendigo goldfields, his grandmother entered their tent […]