YOUTH CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER

ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1922 At Queenstown, on June 7, Rose Lillian Wood, aged four years, was shot dead while in a neighbour’s house. The City Coroner held an enquiry to-day, and Albert Thomas Miller, aged 17 years, was found guilty of manslaughter, and committed for trial. Ruby Irene Miller, aged 10 years, […]

ESCAPE FROM SARAH ISLAND

On this day …….. 7th of June 1824 Matthew Brady and 13 other convicts escaped from the notorious penal Settlement on Sarah Island, Tasmania by boat on this day in 1824. They remained at large for the best part of two years and became increasingly daring as time passed. When Governor Arthur increased the reward […]

MANSLAUGHTER OF WILLIAM HULME

ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1910 An inquest was held to-day concerning the death of William Hulme, assistant master at the Mount Alexander road State school, who died suddenly after a quarrel with Major Peter Robin, head master, on June 7. Verne Begg assistant teacher at the school, said he heard some words between […]

CONSPIRACY TO MURDER

ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1913 Clarence Maud Cowell and Eliza Louisa Barry, the two young women who pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder, Florence May King at Ascot Vale, were to-day before the Criminal Court in Melbourne for sentence.  A number of witnesses gave evidence of the good character of both accused, who […]

TASMANIA SEPARATES FROM NSW

On this day …….. 7th of June 1825 Tasmania was first discovered by Abel Tasman on 24 November 1642. Tasman discovered the previously unknown island on his voyage past the “Great South Land”, or “New Holland”, as the Dutch called Australia. He named it “Antony Van Diemen’s Land” in honour of the High Magistrate, or […]

A SOLDIER’S PUNISHMENT

On This Day ……. 7th June 1919 The Geelong branch of the Returned Soldiers and Sailors’ League alleges that a soldier while returning home absented himself from the steamer at Adelaide, and is now serving 112 days’ imprisonment in Geelong gaol. The officers of the league urge that an inquiry be held.

The Cullen Inquest

ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1933 Acting Coroner on Orbost Poisoning Tragedy An inquest was hold late last night before Mr. Allan, acting coroner at Delegate River, where particulars into the tragedy that devastated the home life of the Cullen family were furnished. Mary Kathleen Cullen, 26, residing with her husband, William Cullen at Dellicknora, […]