Soldier Acquitted of Manslaughter

ON THIS DAY – November 5, 1946   In General Sessions yesterday, after a four-day trial, Kevin James Fogarty, 19, soldier, of Broadmeadows military camp, was acquitted on a charge of the manslaughter of Jean Albyn Cheeseman, 22, of Queen’s rd, Melbourne, in St Kilda rd on November 5, 1945. Accused was discharged by Acting […]

New bathrooms installed

ON THIS DAY…… 5th November 1924 New bathrooms were installed at the Geelong Gaol in 1924.  The secretary to the Department of Public Works stated that a tender for a new bathroom and fencing at the Geelong gaol has been accepted. The successful tenderers are Messrs.  Stone Bros., of Geelong, and the construct price was […]

Death of an Infant

ON THIS DAY – November 5, 1901 The story told at the trial of Catherine Kelly for the manslaughter of her infant, five months old, which tool place at the Criminal Court yesterday, before Mr Justice Holroyd, was of a very painful character. The woman was found on November 5 in a drunken state, with […]

World’s oldest tool discovered

ON THIS DAY…… 5th November 2010 World’s oldest tool discovered in northern Australia On the 5th of November 2010, the Monash University online news site reported that a Monash university archaeologist, with a team of international experts, had uncovered the oldest ground-edge stone tool in the world. The discovery was made at Nawarla Gabarnmang, a […]

PM breaks arm

On this day ………… 5th November 1898 Mr. Edmond Barton the first Prime Minister of Australia, fell over a heap of road metal on Circular Quay, Sydney and fractured his left elbow and severely wrenched his left arm. The doctors set the limb. He was unable to leave his house for several days.

Cop Shop 1977 – 1984

60 years of Australian TV Cop Shop was a long running Australian police drama television series produced by Crawford Productions that ran for eight seasons between the 5th of November 1977 and July 1984. It comprised 582 one-hour episodes. The show revolved around the everyday operations of both the uniformed police officers and the plain-clothes […]