Infant Murder

ON THIS DAY…… 1st September 1885 A young woman named Martha Jane Heffer, in the employ of Mr. H. M. Sutherland, of the Commercial Bank, Dandenong, was arrested on a charge of having wilfully murdered her female infant, whose body was found in the Dandenong Creek on this day in 1885. While being escorted to […]

Giant Eagle Attack

On this day …….. 5th of August 1898 A boy named Watts was crossing a paddock on Oliver Anketell’s farm near Dandenong, Victoria, on this day in 1898 when a large eagle swooped down and grabbed his dog, burying it’s talons in to it’s back. The bird rose in the air with the dog before […]

Bushrangers Ellis, Fogarty and Jepps

ON THIS DAY – June 28, 1842 Charles Ellis (alias Yanky Jack), Martin Fogarty , Daniel Gepps (Jepps) and Jack Williams, were raiding farm houses and robbing people around the Dandenong area, when it became too hot there they moved over to the Plenty River area. They made a raid on Campbell Hunters house on […]

Arrest of Suspect in Dandenong Murder

ON THIS DAY – June 28, 1903 An arrest was made to-day in connection with the death of an old man named William Ford in a hut near Dandenong. The suspect gave the name of Charles Sadi Fossard, aged 21, a Frenchman by birth. It was reported that at the time of Ford’s death a […]

Murder of Brother in Law

ON THIS DAY ………… 3rd of February 1931 Charles Leslie Dixon, market gardener, of Springvale South, who was arrested following the shooting of his brother-in-law, Albert Henry Avard, 28, labourer of Oakleigh. Dixon was charged before the Dandenong Police Court, with having murdered Avard on this day in 1931. It is alleged that Avard was […]

Tragedy at Dandenong

On This Day – November 6, 1924 The tragedy which occurred at Dandenong on November 6, when Albert Markley and his wife were found dead, was inquired into by the Coroner yesterday. Dr. Taylor stated that in his opinion Markley had cut his wife’s throat, and then cut his own. The son, Wilfred Markley, said he considered […]

Murder Confession

Murdered on this day …………….. 9th of October 1938 Thomas William Johnson, aged 40, labourer, walked into the Dandenong police Station on the 9th of October 1938 and gave himself up, for the murder of Charles Adam Sunney aged 54 years a returned soldier pensioner, and Robert McCourt Gray aged 73, prospector and old-age pensioner, […]

Infant Murder

ON THIS DAY…… 1st September 1885 A young woman named Martha Jane Heffer, in the employ of Mr. H. M. Sutherland, of the Commercial Bank, Dandenong, was arrested on a charge of having wilfully murdered her female infant, whose body was found in the Dandenong Creek on this day in 1885. While being escorted to […]

Giant Eagle Attack

On this day …….. 5th of August 1898 A boy named Watts was crossing a paddock on Oliver Anketell’s farm near Dandenong, Victoria, on this day in 1898 when a large eagle swooped down and grabbed his dog, burying it’s talons in to it’s back. The bird rose in the air with the dog before […]

Arrest of Suspect in Dandenong Murder

ON THIS DAY – June 28, 1903 An arrest was made to-day in connection with the death of an old man named William Ford in a hut near Dandenong. The suspect gave the name of Charles Sadi Fossard, aged 21, a Frenchman by birth. It was reported that at the time of Ford’s death a […]

Bushrangers Ellis, Fogarty and Jepps

ON THIS DAY – June 28, 1842 Charles Ellis (alias Yanky Jack), Martin Fogarty , Daniel Gepps (Jepps) and Jack Williams, were raiding farm houses and robbing people around the Dandenong area, when it became too hot there they moved over to the Plenty River area. They made a raid on Campbell Hunters house on […]

Murder of Brother in Law

ON THIS DAY ………… 3rd of February 1931 Charles Leslie Dixon, market gardener, of Springvale South, who was arrested following the shooting of his brother-in-law, Albert Henry Avard, 28, labourer of Oakleigh. Dixon was charged before the Dandenong Police Court, with having murdered Avard on this day in 1931. It is alleged that Avard was […]