Richmond Charge of Murder

ON THIS DAY – November 16, 1907 Two men, Roy Sherrin, 19 years of age, a labourer, living in Nicholson street, Abbotsford, and William Thomas, driver, of River-street, Richmond, have been arrested, charged with the wilful murder of John Bradford. Bradford sustained a fracture of the skull in a brawl in Hoddle-street, on November 16, […]

90 year old man sent to Geelong Gaol

ON THIS DAY…… 16th November 1904 90 year old man sent to Geelong gaol The old man John Bartram, 90 years of age, was found by Constable Zimmer in Aberdeen-street in a helpless state from illness, and was subsequently removed to the gaol hospital, was remanded for a week at Geelong West, by Mr. F. […]

Murder of Sarah Leahy

ON THIS DAY – November 16, 1840 Thomas Leahy, cooper, at Portland Town, was then put to the bar, charged with the wilful murder of his wife Sarah Leahy, by having on the 16th of November last wounded her with a bayonet, thereby causing almost instant death.  John Horne, a native of China, sworn after […]

explorers Hume and Hovell

ON THIS DAY…… 16th November 1824 Explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell The explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell, on a journey of exploration from the settled areas of New South Wales to Westernport in the Port Phillip district, arrived at the Murray River. Hovell carved an inscription in a red gum on the North […]

Murder in Melbourne

On This Day – 16th November 1885 John Anderson, second mate of the American barque Don Nicholas, was murdered by one of the crew named Freeland Morrell. During the voyage there had been ill blood between the parties, and Morrell had applied for his discharge on the grounds that he could not get on with […]