Death of “The Munster”

On This Day – December 13, 2003 Graeme Kinniburgh garnered notoriety for his role in the Melbourne gangland killings. On 13 December 2003, Kinniburgh himself was murdered outside his home in Kew on Belmont Avenue. Two members of a rival criminal gang, or a two-man operation, was suspected of involvement in his death; Carl Williams […]

Maintenance Order

On This Day ….. 13th December 1898 On this day in 1898, an order for 2/6 weekly was made against a man named Robert Tough for maintenance of his children in the schools, but Tough failed to comply with the order, and a sum ¬£63/15/7 has accumulated against him. Tough disappeared, and a warrant was […]


ON THIS DAY – December 13,1899 MELBOURNE The excitement in connection with the death of the girl Ambrose found in the Yarra is now subsiding. Mr. Blackett, the Government Analyst, now finds that the quantity of arsenic found in the body was not sufficient to cause death, which was due to suffocation. The real name […]

Dame Edna Debut

On this day …….. 13th of December 1955 On this day in 1955, Australian housewife “superstar”, Dame Edna Everage, makes her stage debut, at Melbourne Uni. Dame Edna Everage is the brainchild and ostentatious alter-ego of Australian actor Barry Humphries. The Moonee Ponds housewife, originally created as a parody of Australian suburban insularity, has developed […]

First Balloon Flight

On this day …….. 13th of December 1858 The first balloon flight in Sydney, Australia, takes place on this day in 1858. The hot air balloon was developed in the 1700s by Frenchman Jacques √Čtienne Montgolfier, together with his brother Joseph-Michel. Montgolfier progressed to untethered flights until 1783 when he tested the first balloon to […]