Knocked Down by Cyclist

ON THIS DAY – June 2, 1928 MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE. Mrs Mary Elizabeth Brace, aged 55 years, of Dennis street, Northcote, was knocked down by a cyclist in High street, Northcote on June 2, and died as a result of her injuries. After an inquest yesterday the city coroner (Mr D. Berriman, P.M.), committed Keith Edward […]

ESCAPED WITHIN A 100 YARDS

On this day …….. 2nd of June 1915 Arthur William Hope, 26, who was in custody in the Geelong gaol for larceny, offensive behaviour, and vagrancy, was to have appeared in the Police, Court on the 2nd of June 1915, but he escaped while being escorted by Senior Constable Allen from the gaol to the […]

CLOTHING PANIC

On this day …….. 2nd of June 1942 There was a rush on clothing stores in Wangaratta on this day in 1942, when new leaked out that clothes rationing was about to be introduced for the duration of the war. People thought they had better get in and buy up before the ration books started […]

Convicted of Manslaughter

ON THIS DAY – June 2, 1921 PATRICK DUFF – MORDIALLOC Arthur Ernest Dowling 17 years, who was convicted of the manslaughter of Patrick Duff by shooting him at Mordialloc on June 2, was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment with hard labour, until at the conclusion he is to be detained in a reformatory during […]

Missing Teen

ON THIS DAY – June 2, 2011 SIRIYAKORN ‘BUNG’ SIRIBOON Siriyakorn (Bung) Siriboon left her home in Elsie St, Boronia at 8.20am on June 2, 2011, headed for Boronia Heights College, a few minutes walk away. The 13-year-old never made it. The alarm was raised when she failed to arrive home that afternoon. In August […]