WRONG COFFIN TAKEN – Wangaratta

On this day …….. 8th of June 1916 Peculiar and painful complications occurred on the 8th of June 1916 in connection with the burial of two soldiers in training, Private Thomas Crockett, of Milawa, and Private Pollard, of Wodonga, who died in Melbourne from meningitis. The remains were placed in the van of the morning […]

BRUTAL MURDER

ON THIS DAY – June 8, 1934 Four months ago, on June 8, the brutally-battered body of Jean McKenzie, 21, was found in an apartment house on St. Kilda-road. To-day at the inquest the police had to confess their failure to trace the murderer. The Coroner (Mr. D. Grant) recorded a finding of murder by […]

“DEATH” FOR GIRLS MURDER

ON THIS DAY – June 8, 1968 Mr Justice Lush pronounced the death sentence for the second time in a week in the Criminal Court yesterday, when a labourer, 20, was found guilty of murdering his 17 year old former girlfriend. The youth, Leigh Robinson, of Markham Avenue, Ashburton,  sat down when he heard the […]

CHIEF WARDEN

On This Day ……. 8th June 1919 On this day in 1919, Mr. W. Rowe was appointed chief warder of the Geelong Gaol. He had been on the staff for some time, and is a native of Wexford, England.

STRANGE DEATH OF A SCHOOL MASTER

On this day …….. 8th of June 1916 Mr. Roberts, headmaster of the State School at Flemington, and Samuel Hulme, his assistant, had an altercation in the headmaster’s office. Subsequently Hulme walked out of the office and exhibited what appeared to be a cut on his face. He said : ” I will have it […]