ESCAPED CONVICT – GEELONG GAOL

On this day …….. 10th of June 1920 At 6:30pm on the 10th of June 1920, a prisoner named Josphe Bouchier, who was under going a sentence of three months’ imprisonment for larceny, escaped from the Geelong Gaol. Bouchier was found in bed at a Melbourne boarding house the following night. He was taken back […]

DRIVE THOUGH FIRE STATION

On this day …….. 10th of June 1949 A motorist whose car caught fire in Sydney in the early hours of this day in 1949 drove it to a nearby Fire Station where firemen put out the fire, saving the car. Other firemen repaired the wiring and the motorist drove away.

THE KAARIMBA MURDER

ON THIS DAY – June 10, 1889 A VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER AGAINST THE FATHER. THE DAUGHTER FOUND GUILTY OF CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH. The trial of William M’Carron and his daughter Jane for the murder of their infant daughter, at Kaarimba, on June 10 last, was continued at the Assize Court this morning, before Mr. Justice […]

LUNATIC ERNEST VICTOR KODSKON

On this day …….. 10th of June 1876 A powerful and dangerous looking foreigner, Ernest Victor Kodskon, who escaped from the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum on the 10th of June 1876, reached the dwelling of Mr. Ancrum Heriot, and frightened the inmates, as he had a stout stick in bis hand. He craved and obtained shelter […]

Son Charged With Manslaughter

ON THIS DAY – June 10, 1930 CANTERBURY Charged with the manslaughter of his mother, Harold Johnston, a seaman in the Royal Australian Navy, wept while giving evidence in the General Sessions. He was acquitted of the charge. Johnston’s mother was a passenger in a motor driven by him on June 10. The car crashed […]

Frederick “Josh” Clark – Geelong gaol

Date of birth: 1829 Native Place: England Trade: Whitesmith Hight: 5ft 7in Complexion: Fresh Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown Geelong Gaol: 1888, 1889, 1894 The death of Frederick Clarke, better known as “Josh ” Clarke, took place in the Geelong gaol on the on the 4th August 1904, which brought to the end one of the […]

CLAMP ON ROAD TRANSPORT

On this day …….. 10th of June 1929 A government order came into force to restrict road transport. An extension of the Act was made to cover the Boroughs of Echuca, Horsham, Shepparton, St Arnaud and Wangaratta. The Act provided that goods should not be carted by road before 7am, or after 1pm on any […]

CAPTAIN COOKS ADVENTURE ON THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

On this day …….. 10th of June 1770 On this day in 1770, Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour struck the Great Barrier Reef, coursing a dangerous leak. The leak was stopped with considerable ingenuity by using a large lump of coral wrapped in wool and oakum. This unusual plug saved the ship.