Murder at the Southern Cross Hotel

ON THIS DAY – June 19, 1894 The trial of Cecilia Anderson for the murder of John Fraser at the Southern Cross Hotel, Bourke-street, on 19th June, was held on Thursday at the Criminal Court, Melbourne, before the Chief Justice. Mr. Walsh, QC., stated the case for the Crown. He said that on Mrs. Anderson’s […]

Lemonade Bottle Used as a Missile

On This Day ……. 19th June 1907 A notorious character named Thomas Taylor was charged at the Police Court with throwing a missile to the damage of J. P. Sheridan, licensee of the Sir Charles Darling Hotel, Bellerine street, on this day in 1907. Evidence was given that Taylor, when refused with a drink, seized […]

Lunatic Escape From Prison

On this day …….. 19th of June 1932 William Augustine McEntee aged 39 was arrested in Stawell on the 1st June 1932 on a charge of unlawful possession of a car. He was also wanted in Adelaide on a charge of having absconded from Gaol. He has convictions dating back to 1915 for shop breaking, […]

A Melbourne Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – 19 June 1921 MELBOURNE In the Criminal Court, Henry Slater was charged with the murder, of Peter Monaghan on June 19. Peter Monaghan, the father of the deceased, stated that on the night of the tragedy, some men came to his house in Campbell street. One of the men Carmody, held […]

Clerk Sentenced to Death for Murder of Girl

ON THIS DAY – June 19, 1954 FLEMINGTON Ronald Eugene Smith was sentenced to death in the Criminal Court for the murder of a six-year-old girl at Flemington on June 19. Smith, who sat motionless in the dock during the whole of the four-day trial, his head bowed so that only his black, wavy hair […]

Theresa Crowe Murder

On This Day – June 19, 1980 Theresa Crowe, a vivacious young woman, had been found in her loft apartment, wrapped in a blanket, her body slashed from throat to groin. Despite the horrific wounds that prompted speculation that she had been killed in a satanic ritual, the cause of death was strangulation. Malcolm Clarke […]

Solo One – TV 1976

Solo One was an Australian television series made by Crawford Productions for the Seven Network and premiered on the 18th of June 1976. There were 13 half-hour episodes. The series was a spin-off from the police show Matlock Police with Paul Cronin reprising his role as Sen. Const. Senior Constable Gary Hogan is the officer […]

Man killed at tram stop – Camberwell

ON THIS DAY – June 18, 1923 When Constable Davies, of Hawthorn, was assisting Samuel Lazarus, aged 76 years, of Alma road, Camberwell, across the road at the corner of Leura grove and Burke road, Camberwell, Lazarus was struck by a passing motor-lorry. He was taken to the Alfred Hospital, where he died shortly after […]

TAKEN TO GAOL

On This Day ……. 18th June 1910 Stephen Maher who was some time back fined for drunkenness by the Geelong West magistrates and failed to meet the payment within the stipulated time, but left the district; was on this day in 1910 seen and arrested at North Geelong, by Constable Stewart on a warrant of […]

TWO FISH ONE HOOK

On this day …….. 18th of June 1925 While fishing on the Balonne River in Queensland on this day in 1925, a lucky fisherman managed to catch two fish with the one hook. At first a 3kg cod took the bait, the fish was in turn swallowed by an 18kg cod. Both fish were successfully […]

THE WINNING HORSE

On this day …….. 18th of June 1852 A novel occurrence took place at a steeplechase held in Unley, South Australia on this day in 1852. The three horse in the race refused to jump the final fence for over an hour. One of the horse named Sailor Boy was unsaddled, taken away and feed. […]

Melbourne CBD Shooting

ON THIS DAY – June 18, 2007 Three people were shot, one fatally, by Christopher Wayne Hudson, 31, a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, who opened fire on two men and a woman during an argument on the corner of William Street and Flinders Lane at about 8:20 am. Hudson fled from the […]