Twins in Murder Plot

ON THIS DAY …….5th August 1947 Twin brothers were in the City Court on this day in 1947, one charged with attempted murder and the other with having conspired to murder. The charge followed the shooting of Keith Kitchener Hull, at St. Kilda on the 27th of July. The men are Charles Martin (26), of […]

Housekeeper Assaulted

On this Day – April 11, 1914 ACCUSED MAN REMANDED. MISS BASS TELLS STORY. By the train which arrived at Ballarat at 3 o’clock on Tuesday from Linton, James Williams came under escort as a prisoner, charged with the attempted murder at Linton on Monday afternoon of Sarah Bass. He had been brought before Mr. […]

YOUNG MAN CHARGED.

On This Day – November 19, 1938  Richard Clarence Skinner, 21, of South Melbourne, was arrested on a charge with having at Bacchus Marsh on November 19, with intent to murder, Arthur Edwards, a farm hand, of Balwyn. He had a severe wound on the chin and was unable to speak. By writing answers to […]

Murder Intent Alleged

On This Day – October 16, 1947 Robert Woodbine Whinfield, 59, of Dorset-road, Croydon, retired auctioneer, was yesterday committed for trial on October 16 at the Supreme Court on a charge of having wounded William Roy Coles; 50, of Bayswater-road, Bayswater, poultry farmer, with intent to murder. Dr. Ian Thomas Cameron, of Croydon, said he […]

Soldier’s Attempted Murder

On This Day- September 2,1942 ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE An extraordinary story was told to Essendon court yesterday, when a soldier, Robert Joseph Saxon was committed for trial on a charge of attempted murder. Police evidence was given that at 2 p.m. on September 2, a man walked into a police station and said to First-Constable […]

Twins in Murder Plot

ON THIS DAY …….5th August 1947 Twin brothers were in the City Court on this day in 1947, one charged with attempted murder and the other with having conspired to murder. The charge followed the shooting of Keith Kitchener Hull, at St. Kilda on the 27th of July. The men are Charles Martin (26), of […]

Attempted Murder in Carlton

On This Day – May 9th, 1889 On May 9th, 1889, a man named Walter Brooks, an insurance agent, attempted to murder a woman with whom he had been living, named Matilda Thompson, at Earl-street, North Carlton.  Brooks was charged with wilful trespass at the house of Mrs Thompson’s son the week before. He went […]

Housekeeper Assaulted

On this Day – April 11, 1914 ACCUSED MAN REMANDED. MISS BASS TELLS STORY. By the train which arrived at Ballarat at 3 o’clock on Tuesday from Linton, James Williams came under escort as a prisoner, charged with the attempted murder at Linton on Monday afternoon of Sarah Bass. He had been brought before Mr. […]

Attempted Murder Of Policeman

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 22, 1931 Charged with the attempted murder of Constable Hutchison at Whitfield, North East Victoria, on the 22nd February, Joseph McFarlane, 38, a rabbit trapper was remanded by the City Court, Wangaratta. The prosecuting officer alleged that Constable Hutchison tried to arrest McFarlane, the latter grabbed a gun and shot […]

Davy Diggings Attempted Murder

ON THIS DAY – February 12, 1891 Mr Aveson, was charged with the attempted murder of Mr Haware, the the jeweller, at the Davy diggings, on this day in 1891. Aveson after finding his wife in bed with Haware attacked him with a tomahawked. Haware, whoever failed to appear in court, it was believed he […]

Man Shoots His Mother

ON THIS DAY ………….. 3rd of February 1913 MRS DORRINGTON – CLIFTON HILL Henry Dorrington aged 30, was arrested on the 3rd of February 1911, on a charge of having shot with intent to murder his mother, aged 70 years, in Clifton Hill. When the police arrived at the house they found Mrs. Dorrington bleeding […]

A Mad Carpenter

ON THIS DAY – January 31, 1906 Francis Vernon Lichfield, a carpenter, whose mind had been affected for sometime, suddenly became demented, and tried to shoot his wife and son with a revolver. Mrs. Lichfield rushed him and took the weapon away, but Lichfield produced another, and his wife and son ran away. The husband […]