Bushrangers Ellis, Fogarty and Jepps

ON THIS DAY – June 28, 1842 Charles Ellis (alias Yanky Jack), Martin Fogarty , Daniel Gepps (Jepps) and Jack Williams, were raiding farm houses and robbing people around the Dandenong area, when it became too hot there they moved over to the Plenty River area. They made a raid on Campbell Hunters house on […]

Disappearance of Terry Floyd

On This Day – June 28, 1975 On June 28, at 4.45pm, Terry left the Avoca post office where he was playing Monopoly with a friend. He was running 15 minutes late for his ride home.  That 15 minutes cost him his life. Three witnesses, all locals, saw a fawn-coloured panel van that afternoon. One […]

Snow in Sydney

On this day …….. 28th of June 1836 Regular snow in Australia is restricted to the Snowy Mountains and high country of the southern states. Snowfalls have occurred during unusual weather patterns in southwest Western Australia and southern Queensland, but given the size of the continent, snow is very limited. Of all Australia’s capital cities, […]

Arrest of Suspect in Dandenong Murder

ON THIS DAY – June 28, 1903 An arrest was made to-day in connection with the death of an old man named William Ford in a hut near Dandenong. The suspect gave the name of Charles Sadi Fossard, aged 21, a Frenchman by birth. It was reported that at the time of Ford’s death a […]

Birregurra Police Court

On This Day ……. 27th of July 1913 At the Birregurra Police Court on this day in 1913, a young man named Roy Thomlinson, arrested in Geolong, was charged with larceny of £10 from H. A Brady. a local hotelkeeper. He pleaded guilty, and the bench, sentenced him to two months’ imprisonment at Geelong gaol.  

Murder of Pearl Oliver

On This Day – June 27, 1943 Beer Party Incident Gives Clue Clues obtained in the shooting episode at Fitzroy on the night of July 27, when Pearl Oliver (19) was murdered and Joseph Fanesi (26) and Peter Croft, an Allied sailor, were seriously wounded, have led police to a party where several kegs of […]

Trappers Death

On This Day – June 27, 1934 Charged with having murdered Daniel George Robinson, a trapper, on June 27, 1934, Albert James McKenzie (28), farm labourer, appeared in the City Court before Mr. Maclean, P.M., today. Supporting a police request for a remand, Sergeant Madin said it was alleged that Robinson was shot with a […]

OLINDA – Two counts of murder

ON THIS DAY – June 27, 1979 City Court was told that a man alleged to have murdered Miss Lisa Maude Brearley at Olinda on August 8 had been on remand on another murder charge at the time. The prosecutor, Inspector D. Scott, said this in an application for the remand of Mr Robert Lindsay […]

Verdict at Richmond Inquest

On This Day – June 27, 1930 Murder and suicide was the finding of the City Coroner (Mr. Grant, P.M.) today after the inquiry into the death of George Young, horse trainer, and Lily Maude Veal, 49, whose bodies were found after a violent quarrel at a house in Kent street, Richmond, on June 27. […]

Larceny at Shelford

On This Day ……. 27th June 1910 John McDonald were taken from the Geelong Gaol to Ballarat on this day in 1910 to stand trial at the Supreme Court for alleged larceny at Shelford.

The Siege of Glenrowan – Day Two

On this day …….. 27th of June 1880 Most of the law abiding element of Glenrowan’s population had been rounded up by Ned Kelly and his gang and held hostage in Ann Jones Inn. This was so the Kelly’s could de rail the train tacks and no warning of the trap towards the police and […]

Incompetence Victoria Police

On this day …….. 27th of June 1880 Aaron Sherritt’s body still lay in a pool of blood on the floor of his hut in the Woolshed Valley near Beechworth, North East Victoria after being murdered by the Kelly Gang. Police in his hut affrayed that Ned Kelly and his gang were still outside waiting […]