Bat Attack

New Farm resident Carolyn Martin was hanging out a towel on her balcony in September 2011 when three flying foxes attacked her. One bat wrapped itself around an ankle and the other two flew around her face. She said that one bat scratched her foot and another spat in her face. Bats, or flying foxes […]

Police Use Pepper Spray on Rogue Kangaroo

On this day …….. 26th of July 2011 Two Australian police officers in Canberra, used pepper spray to fight off a rogue kangaroo that had attacked an elderly woman in her backyard in an Outback town, on this day in 2011. The 94-year-old victim, Phyllis Johnson, was taken to a hospital for treatment for cuts […]

St Kilda Murder – Detectives Still at Work

ON THIS DAY – June 30, 1906 On Saturday, Detective Burvett took charge of the investigations into the murder of Patrick O’Rourke who died in the Alfred Hospital on June 30 from injuries received at St Kilda on the night of June 23. Burvett made three visits to St Kilda on Saturday, and carefully went […]

Battle of Risdon – Tasmania

On this day …….. 3rd May 1804 For many years, Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) was thought to be part of the mainland of Australia. In January 1799 Bass and Flinders completed their circumnavigation of Tasmania, proving it to be an island. As an island, Tasmania enjoyed the uniqueness of its own fauna and flora, […]

Attacked by Wedge Tailed Eagles

On this day …….. 26th April 1845 A young boy survived a brutal attack by two Wedge Tailed Eagles. A gentleman riding a horse, on this day in 1845, saw a child, about four years old, who, having recently strayed some way into the bush, that had been attacked by two Eagles. The child’s head […]

Killed By Two Sharks

On this day ………… 17th February 2011 On this day in 2011, Peter Clarkson was killed while diving for abalone off Perforated Island, near Coffin Bay, South Australia. He was attacked by two sharks. The incident was observed by the captain of the vessel he was working from. Clarkson had had another close encounter with […]

Shark Attack at Point Sinclair

On this day ………… 10th February 1975 On February 10, 1975 12-year-old Wade Shippard was attacked by a Great white shark while swimming at Point Sinclair near Penong, South Australia at 6pm.    

Wild Bull

On this day …….. 12th of January 1912 On this day in 1912, a bull was being driven down the Main Street of Mendooran, NSW, went wild and charged some schoolchildren, badly injuring one. Next it attacked the local mailman, who saved himself by knocking the beast down with a brick and killing it.   […]

Bat Attack

New Farm resident Carolyn Martin was hanging out a towel on her balcony in September 2011 when three flying foxes attacked her. One bat wrapped itself around an ankle and the other two flew around her face. She said that one bat scratched her foot and another spat in her face. Bats, or flying foxes […]

Police Use Pepper Spray on Rogue Kangaroo

On this day …….. 26th of July 2011 Two Australian police officers in Canberra, used pepper spray to fight off a rogue kangaroo that had attacked an elderly woman in her backyard in an Outback town, on this day in 2011. The 94-year-old victim, Phyllis Johnson, was taken to a hospital for treatment for cuts […]

St Kilda Murder – Detectives Still at Work

ON THIS DAY – June 30, 1906 On Saturday, Detective Burvett took charge of the investigations into the murder of Patrick O’Rourke who died in the Alfred Hospital on June 30 from injuries received at St Kilda on the night of June 23. Burvett made three visits to St Kilda on Saturday, and carefully went […]

Battle of Risdon – Tasmania

On this day …….. 3rd May 1804 For many years, Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) was thought to be part of the mainland of Australia. In January 1799 Bass and Flinders completed their circumnavigation of Tasmania, proving it to be an island. As an island, Tasmania enjoyed the uniqueness of its own fauna and flora, […]