The Little Church Street Murder

On This Day – November 24, 1891 The knife with with Louisa Denis accomplished the murder of Mary Conway, in Little Church-street, on Tuesday evening was discovered yesterday by G. W. Dix, a storeman in the employ of Messrs. Andrew Agnew and Co., ironmongers, upon a vacant piece of ground in Latrobe-street, between Mau’s Family Hotel and […]

Murder of Bank Teller

On This Day – November 24, 1924 Douglas Robertson, aged 33 years, a skilled Worker, who was arrested at Sydney and, later charged at Melbourne with having murdered William Frederick Charles Almeida, bank teller, at Hampton, on November 24, 1924, was to-day again remanded. William Almeida was a teller of the Hampton agency of the Commercial Bank […]

Dutch explorer Abel Tasman

ON THIS DAY…… 24th November 1642 Dutch explorer Abel Tasman On the 24th of November 1642, Dutch explorer Abel Tasman discovered a previously unknown island on his voyage past the “Great South Land”, or “New Holland”, as the Dutch called Australia. He named it Van Diemen’s Land after the governor of Batavia. The Dutch, however, […]