On This Day – November 19, 1938  Richard Clarence Skinner, 21, of South Melbourne, was arrested on a charge with having at Bacchus Marsh on November 19, with intent to murder, Arthur Edwards, a farm hand, of Balwyn. He had a severe wound on the chin and was unable to speak. By writing answers to […]

On This Day – November 19, 1910

MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE FITZROY In the Criminal Court to-day Ernest Arthur Sims was charged with the manslaughter of Mary Maud Whitesides, at Fitzroy on November 19. Accused pleaded not guilty. Whitesides died from burns sustained at accused’s house. At the close of the Crown’s case Justice Hodges said that there was no clear evidence to go […]

Death of William Erwin – Geelong Gaol

ON THIS DAY……19th November 1921 Death of William Henry Erwin The deputy coroner Mr. W. R. Anderson, conducted an inquest into the death at the Geelong Gaol. William Henry Erwin who was undergoing a sentence. Dr. Croke stated that death was due to apoplexy caused by cerebral hemorrhage, and a verdict was returned accordingly.

Illegal settlement in Victoria

ON THIS DAY…… 19th November 1834 Edward Henty establishes an illegal settlement at Portland Bay, Victoria. Edward Henty is considered to be the founder of Victorian settlement. Born at West Tarring, Sussex, England, in 1809, he came to Van Diemen’s Land with his father Thomas in 1832. On 19 November 1834, he landed at Portland […]