New convicts arrive in Geelong

ON THIS DAY…… 6th November 1908  A draft of four prisoners from Pentridge was received at the Geelong Gaol on this day in 1908.  The prisoners were placed in the Hospital ward for a change of air and discipline.   

Murder and Attempted Suicide

On This Day – November 6, 1880 A resident of Ondit, near Colac, named Martin Tenas, a Belgian, aged 60, stabbed his wife, Bridget Theresa Tenas, aged 45, in four places on November 6, and afterwards cut his own throat. The persons had been married 20 years, and have six children. The man alleges jealousy […]

Seeing a Ghost

On this day ………… 6th November 1920 Whether recent demonstrations by spiritualists in Melbourne or the defeat of the prohibition party at the polls, had an unsettling effect on the nerves of peaceable citizens cannot be definitely established said the Melbourne Age, but people in Abbotsford have been seeing a ghost. At any rate, they think they have […]

Tragedy at Dandenong

On This Day – November 6, 1924 The tragedy which occurred at Dandenong on November 6, when Albert Markley and his wife were found dead, was inquired into by the Coroner yesterday. Dr. Taylor stated that in his opinion Markley had cut his wife’s throat, and then cut his own. The son, Wilfred Markley, said he considered […]