Bad Eggs (2003) Film

Bad Eggs is an Australian comedy movie, written and directed by Tony Martin and Producted by Macquarie Film Corporation with a budget of A$4.5 million. The film was released on the 25th of July 2003. Ben Kinnear (Mick Molloy) and (Bob Franklin) Mike Paddock are detectives with the Melbourne Police force’s elite Zero Tolerance Unit. […]

Female Prisoners at Geelong Gaol

April 23rd, 1894 A reduction In the staff at the Geelong Gaol has been effected through the adoption by the Penal department of new arrangements in regard to the disposal of female prisoners of the vagrant class, for whom special accommodation has been provided at Pentridge. All the enfeebled women will be transferred to the Coburg penitentiary, only female prisoners […]

William O’Meally

William John O’Meally was a career criminal who was convicted of the murder of Constable George Howell at Caulfield in 1952 O’Meally was born in 1920 as Joseph Thompson in Young, NSW.  The family moved to Sydney when he was 11 but his parents marriage dissolved not long after, and up to 14 years of […]

Murdered Police Officer

January 30th 1952 On the night of January 30th, Constable George Howell rode his police bicycle to the Crystal Palace Theatre, Dandenong Road, Caulfield. He had been assigned to investigate and prevent numerous thefts from cars which had recently occurred in the vicinity. At about 10.35 pm, Constable Howell intercepted a man interfering with a […]

Heat Kills Lion Cubs and Platypuses

Melbourne – February 1st, 1946 The recent heat wave in Melbourne is thought to have been responsible for the death of ‘three of the quintuplets born to the lioness Jinja at the Zoo. The births are an Australian and possibly a world record. Zoo officials are now desperately striving to save the lives of the two surviving cubs. In addition to the three […]

Black Friday 1939

Friday January 13, 1939 would go down in history known as Black Friday.  The day would later be described at the Royal Commission as “it appeared the whole of Victoria was alight” In the days preceding Black Friday, some of the hottest temperatures to date had been recorded, but it was Friday that recorded a […]