Charge of Manslaughter

ON THIS DAY – June 5, 1916 On June 5 at Glenferrie, Norah Florence Rudge, aged 8 years, was knocked down and killed by a motor car driven by William Mackie Irving. An inquest was held today, and Irving was committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter

AIR RAID SIRENS

On this day …….. 5th of June 1942 The first of Wangaratta’s air raid sirens, to alert the civilian population to the incursion of enemy aircraft arrived, and were tested at the pumping station. The sirens were operated by compressed air.

The Elsternwick Murder

ON THIS DAY – June 5, 1908 The inquest on the death of Hugh Dunn, who was shot at Elsternwick on June 5 was continued to-day. As the result of a test made with the gun, it was shown that the shot must have been fired within a foot of Dunn’s body. The evidence of […]

LUNATIC TO SEE HIS WIFE

On this day …….. 5th of June 1903 On the 5th of June 1903 a patient by the name of Croker, from the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum made a daring escaped from that institution. Croker a ganger employed on the railway was arrested two months earlier while in Melbourne and charged as being a lunatic. Croker […]

ESCAPE FROM GEELONG GAOL

On this day …….. 5th of June 1919 On the 5th of June 1919 at 1pm Albert Young, aged 19, a prisoner remanded from the Geelong Court on a charge of housebreaking at Inverleigh, took advantage of the temporary absence or the yard sentry at the time of changing guard to scale the wall of […]

GENTLEMAN BUSHRANGER

On this day …….. 5th of June 1870 The bushranger Harry Power was brought into Wangaratta, North East Victoria under arrest. Power had been caught a few hours earlier at his mountain hideout in the upper reach of the King Valley. He had been on the run for months, robbing coaches, holding up travellers, and […]