Concerts at Geelong Gaol

ON THIS DAY…… 4th November 1922 Concerts at Geelong Gaol Since the escape of Angus Murray from Geelong gaol there has been a ban on the fortnightly concerts that were formerly held in the gaol for the entertainment of the prisoners. The Inspector-General has now issued instructions that the concerts may again be held , […]

Murder Outside Chinese Club

ON THIS DAY – November 4, 1924 At an inquest into the death of William Paterson Graham, aged 38 years of age, who was fatally stabbed outside the Chinese Nationalist Club, Little Bourke street, Melbourne, on November 4, Harry Yock Kee, aged 29 years, was committed for trial for the murder or Graham.  Evidence was […]

Australia’s first milk bar opens

ON THIS DAY…… 4th November 1932 Australia’s first Milk Bar is opened Australia’s first milk bar was opened in Martin Place, Sydney, on this day in 1932. Called the Black and White 4d Milk Bar, it was established by Greek migrant Joachim Tavlaridis who later adopted the name “Mick Adams”. The milk bar was famous […]

Murdered Brother

ON THIS DAY – November 4, 1943 That John Joseph Brown, 29, labourer, of Nelson-pl., Williamstown, had led, his mother “an awful life” and threatened to murder her was stated at the inquiry held by Mr. Tingate, city coroner, on Wednesday, to determine the circumstances in which Brown was fatally shot on November 4, allegedly […]

Boys Charged with Murder

ON THIS DAY – November 4, 1919 William Joseph Flynn, aged 15, of Hood street, Collingwood, and James Patrick Smith, aged 16, of Palmer street, were charged in the Children’s Court at Fitzroy on Monday with having wilfully murdered a boy named Ernest Stanley Worseldine, of Rose street, Fitzroy, on November 4. Mr. N. L. […]

Charged with Wife’s Murder

ON THIS DAY – November 4, 1948 Charged with the murder of his wife, Evelyn Fisher (63) at their flat on November 4, Harold Fisher (66), of Canterbury road. Middle Park, was remanded in the City Court to-day Without bail until November 19 Police evidence was that Mrs. Fisher died from strangulation. A note found, […]