On This Day – November 25, 1935 Dr. Bothamley, charged with the murder of Dr. Loughnan at Carlton on November 25, was to-day further remanded for a week, bail being extended on the same conditions, defendant reporting daily to the police.

Mary Dean Murder

On This Day – November 25, 1930   Having worked with little success on the theory that jealousy was the motive for the murder of Miss Mary Dean (aged 25 years), school teacher, at Elwood, on Friday morning, the police are now seriously considering the possibility of the outrage having been committed by a pervert, […]

The Little Church Street Murder

On This Day – November 24, 1891 The knife with with Louisa Denis accomplished the murder of Mary Conway, in Little Church-street, on Tuesday evening was discovered yesterday by G. W. Dix, a storeman in the employ of Messrs. Andrew Agnew and Co., ironmongers, upon a vacant piece of ground in Latrobe-street, between Mau’s Family Hotel and […]

Murder of Bank Teller

On This Day – November 24, 1924 Douglas Robertson, aged 33 years, a skilled Worker, who was arrested at Sydney and, later charged at Melbourne with having murdered William Frederick Charles Almeida, bank teller, at Hampton, on November 24, 1924, was to-day again remanded. William Almeida was a teller of the Hampton agency of the Commercial Bank […]

Murder of William Braslin

ON THIS DAY – November 23, 1914 BEECHWORTH William Braslin was known by police as a Chinese camp loafer. He first came to their attention in July 1883 when William, his brother Frank, and another man named William Rowe were charged with wilfully setting fire to Sue Wing’s hut at the Chinese Camp. The boys […]


ON THIS DAY – November 23, 1909 COBURG THE NEGRO CONVICT. CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED MURDER. The negro convict, William King, who recently attacked a warder at Pentridge prison, and stabbed him several times with a knife, is to be charged with attempted murder. King is still very troublesome. NOTORIOUS NEGRO CONVICT. CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED MURDER. […]

Death of “Mad Charlie”

ON THIS DAY – November 23, 1998 CAULFIELD 42-year-old stand-over man Charles Hegyalji, known as “Mad Charlie”, was killed at his Caulfield home on 23 November. He was an acquaintance of Chopper Read and had been associated with the amphetamine industry. Dino Dibra was linked to the killing, which was believed to be either drug […]

Murder Charge Remand

ON THIS DAY – November 22. 1949   Albert Edward Anderson, 27, labourer, of Parwan, near Bacchus Marsh, was further remanded without bail until January 17 when he appeared in the City Court yesterday on a charge of having murdered John James Creeley at the Sir Charles Hotham Hotel, Spencer st, city, on November 22.


ON THIS DAY – November 22, 1919 At the Colac General Sessions, John Rutherford was charged with having on November 22, killed Oscar Johannson at Barongarook. Johannson accused Rutherford of letting his horses out of the yard. Rutherford denied it and picked up a sapling and struck the deceased on the head, inflicting injuries from […]

Death near Janevale

On This Day – November 21, 1884 JANEVALE A man named James McKenna has was taken into custody by the police of Tarnagalla, on a charge of being concerned in the death of a woman believed to be his wife, found dead on the road near Janevale on the 21st November 1884. The body was […]

Hotel Brawl

On This Day – November 21, 1910 CARLTON George Kelland, aged 37, was charged at the Carlton Police with the wilful murder of Henry John Morris, laborer, as the result of a fight. The accused admitted to Constable Aheolem that he had knocked the deceased out. Kellands bail was refused.

On This Day – November 20, 1898

A VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER. FOOTSCRAY Mrs. Ellen McNabb. a young woman, was placed on trial at the Criminal Court today for the murder of her infant child at Footscray on November 20. The jury returned a verdict of manslaughter but strongly recommended the accused mercy on account of the provocation she had received. The Chief Justice […]