World’s oldest sheep dies

ON THIS DAY…… 23rd November 2009 The world’s oldest sheep on record, dies. The average life-expectancy of sheep ranges between ten and twenty years. Not so for Lucky, the world’s oldest sheep, who died at the age of 23. Lucky was a hand-reared sheep who lived on a farm at Lake Bolac, west of Ballarat, […]

Born at sea

ON THIS DAY…… 22nd November 1899 Born at sea An old man, named Thomas Joyce, whose ago is stated to be 99 years and 8 months, was brought into the Melbourne Hospital on this day in 1899 from South Morang, in a state of exhaustion. The medical offers discovered, that the old fellow’s condition was […]

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 […]

First working farm in Australia

ON THIS DAY…… 21st November 1789 Convict James Ruse establish first working farm in Australia James Ruse was born on a farm in Cornwall around 1759. At age 22, he was convicted of burglary and, due to severe over-crowding in British gaols, spent over four years on the prison hulks in Plymouth Harbour. He was […]

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 […]

Biggest earth tremor in Victoria

ON THIS DAY…… 21st November 1982 The biggest earth tremor ever recorded in Victoria The biggest earth tremor ever recorded in Victoria shook the state on this day in 1982. Registering 5.5 on the Richter Scale, and centred on Mt Hotham in Victoria, the tremor struck at 10.36pm, and was felt as far away as […]

Quarrel in Echuca

On This Day – November 21, 1884 ECHUCA On the 21st November 1884, a quarrel occurred between two men named Rogers and Michael Walsh, in front of the John Crown Hotel on Packenham street. Both were the worse of liquor and Rogers, who is a young athletic fellow, seized Walsh, an elderly man, and threw […]

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.

Convict George Cairns Bradshaw

ON THIS DAY…… 20th November 1900 Convict George Cairns Bradshaw George Cairns Bradshaw, a married man, was charged with an unlawful assault upon Jane Bateman at Terang, on 20th October. Mr Garnet appeared to prosecute for the Crown. On being arraigned, the prisoner pleaded guilty and was returned to the cell whilst His Honour perused […]

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 […]

Manslaughter Charge

¬†On This Day – November 20, 1902 In the Criminal Court to-day, before Mr. Justice Hood and a jury of 12, Emil Forsell, a young Norwegian sailor, was charged with having, on November 20 last, wilfully murdered Sophia Rigg, in Latrobe street west, near to Spencer street. An interpreter had to be sworn, as accused […]