Death Sentence For Murder Of Boys

ON THIS DAY – October 30, 1955 John Kevin Seach, 26, quarry worker, was sentenced to death in the Central Criminal Court today after a jury convicted him of murder. Seach, who showed no emotion when the verdict was announced, had pleaded not guilty, on grounds of insanity, of murdering John Frederick Ward, 7, at […]

Jealous Man Guilty of Gun Murder

ON THIS DAY – October 30, 1992 A jealous husband who shot dead a man he mistakenly believed to be his estranged wife’s lover was found guilty yesterday of murder.  The trial heard that Frank Allan Garner, 53, an electrician, formerly of suburban Avonsleigh, had, after making threats to his ex-wife Beverley, burst into the […]

Transferred to Sale From Geelong

ON THIS DAY……30th October 1922 Senior Warder Rowe, of the Geelong Gaol, who has been acting officer in charge for some time, he was promoted to the charge of the gaol at Sale. Senior Warder Rowe had a splendid record of service in Geelong.  

A Nocturnal Affray

ON THIS DAY – October 30, 1921   Vivid details of the sensational nocturnal affray at Fitzroy were given by witnesses at the enquiry at the Morgue by Dr. Cole (city coroner) to-day into the death on October 30 of John Thomas Olsen (36), clerk, Joseph Lennox Cotter (28), commission agent, was present in custody, […]

Hair tumour

On this day …….. 30th of October 1922 A 12 year old girl was operated on at the Beverley Hospital in Western Australia on this day in 1922, and a mass of hair, weighing over 454gms, was removed from her stomach. The girl had been in the habit of biting the end of her hair […]