Removed the stomach – GOROKE

ON THIS DAY……. 20th May 201905 In connection with the death of Mrs. William Tierney, which took place at a small settlement near Goroke, in the Horsham district, on this day in 1905, exhaustive inquiries have been made by the police. The facts of the case were as follows: During the morning of May 19, […]

Eastern Station Hotel Ballarat

The Eastern hotel has a host of ghosts. This the pub is said to have several ghosts, including original owner Thomas Redshaw Hunt, who is usually preceded by a strong tobacco smell; a two-year-old boy who drowned in a mining puddle; English mother and daughter Maggie, 35, and Sarah, 12, who died in one of […]

Lost tooth

On This Day ……. 6th May 1931 On this day in 1931, after having pulled out one of her teeth, Ilma Causon aged 9, from Ballarat, Victoria thoughtlessly stuck it in her ear. When it could not be removed, she was admitted to hospital where the tooth was recovered under anaesthetic.  

Child in a Tank

ON THIS DAY ……. 30th April 1919 WARRACKNABEAL In the Supreme Court at Ballarat, Honora Sheehy was charged with the murder of a male child at Warracknabeal on this day in 1919. She Pleaded not guilty. Evidence was given that on the afternoon of the 1st of May, the body of a child was found […]

Execution of Branigan, Brown and Bryant

EXECUTED THIS DAY – April 29, 1857 FRANCIS BRANIGAN, WILLIAM BROWN AND RICHARD BRYANT EXECUTION OF THE MURDERERS OF MR. PRICE. EXECUTION OF FRANCIS BRANIGAN, WILLIAM BROWN, AND RICHARD BRYANT. These criminals suffered death on this day in 1857, and died with the same firmness which had been displayed by their wretched companions in the […]

Melbourne Holiday Train Disaster Kills 44

On this day …….. 20th of April 1908 On this day in 1908, a Bendigo-bound holiday train collided with another heading for Ballarat in the Sunshine rail yards, west of Melbourne. Forty-four people were killed and more than 400 hurt. The Age did not believe in sheltering the victims’ next-of-kin. Down on the rails among […]

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. […]

Execution of Deutchmann

Executed This Day – April 11, 1908 CHARLES DEUTCHMANN – BALLARAT GAOL Chas. Henry Deutchmann was executed in the Ballarat gaol this morning for murdering his wife at Dobie’s, near Ararat, on April 11. Death was instantaneous. Deutchmann slept from 11 o’clock last night until 2 o’clock this morning. He then became restless, but he […]

Ballarat Explosion

On This Day……… 9th April 1855 On this day in 1855, at about 9am the boiler of a steam engine, on the road leading from Bakery Hill towards the bridge in Ballarat, burst with a loud explosion. Numerous parties of men were at work all round it, and yet, strange to say, in every instance […]

Veteran of Waterloo

On this day ……… 31st of March 1855 An interesting character turned up in Beechworth, on this day in 1855, needing assistance. His name was Thomas Allen, a veteran of Waterloo, where he had been wounded. Allen had also been at Ballarat during the Eureka uprising, his tent had been burnt, and he had lost […]

Fatal Accident at Ballarat East

ON THIS DAY …….. 25th March 1892 A fatal accident happened at the Ballarat East railway station on this day in 1892, to a young man named Henry Arthur Gregory. He was crossing a siding to get to the platform when an engine with a tender in front of it ran him down, The wheels […]

Accident in a Windlass

ON THIS DAY …….. 23rd March 1904 Ballarat John Davies, a miner, working at the Napoleons mine, near Ballarat was injured on this day in 1904. Davies while being hauled to the surface by a windlass, fell from the bucket to the bottom of the shaft, a distance of 30ft. The accident happened when the […]