On This Day – December 1, 1876 The adjourned inquest on the body of Ann Hastings, who was murdered near Mornington on Friday, December 1, was continued by Mr. Candler at Mornington yesterday. The husband of the deceased woman, William Hastings, was in custody on suspicion of being concerned in her death. Dr. Neild, who […]

Inquest into June Rushmers Death

On This Day – December 1, 1935   The little court house at Leongatha was crowded to-day, when the inquest on June Rushmer (6), whose bound and gagged body was found in the scrub on December 2, was resumed. Arnold Sodeman, (36), who has been charged with murder, was present in court. The Government Pathologist (Dr. Mollison) expressed […]

Execution of James Barrett

Executed This Day – December 1, 1863 MELBOURNE GAOL Yesterday morning, at ten o’clock, the culprit James Barrett, convicted at the last criminal sittings of the Supreme Court, Melbourne, of the murder of Mrs. Beckinsale, suffered the extreme penalty of the law, in the presence of about sixty persons. The wretched criminal, who had been […]