First Undercover Police in NSW

Photo published in Sydney newspapers at the behest of police in 1933 to show that detectives didn’t need to look like typical burly coppers.  

Pyjama Man – MILDURA

On this day ……… 30th of May 1953  Homicide squad detectives investigating the Mildura “Pyjama Man” murder have taken possession of a 12in. iron bar. Senior-detective N. Wilby and Detective E. Miller found the bar when they went to Mildura to investigate fresh reports by local police. The bar will be examined by police scientific […]

New Turn in Inquiries

ON THIS DAY – April 7, 1931 CARLTON Detectives inquiring into the murder of Matthias Handley, 55, an invalid pensioner, at Carlton on April 7, believe that the crime is closely associated with the attempted murder of Hugh Gulliver, 25, business agent, of Elwood, on the same night. An hour and a half later after […]

First Undercover Police in NSW

Photo published in Sydney newspapers at the behest of police in 1933 to show that detectives didn’t need to look like typical burly coppers.  

Pyjama Man – MILDURA

On this day ……… 30th of May 1953  Homicide squad detectives investigating the Mildura “Pyjama Man” murder have taken possession of a 12in. iron bar. Senior-detective N. Wilby and Detective E. Miller found the bar when they went to Mildura to investigate fresh reports by local police. The bar will be examined by police scientific […]

Transfer of prisoners

On This Day ……. 17th May 1906 Six Pentridge prisoners were escorted to the Geelong gaol on this day in 1906, by three constables, to complete their sentences in the sanatorium. The escort took back two prisoner who were paraded before detectives and discharged.  

Geelong Gaol Warder Found Delivering Letters

On This Day ……. 9th May 1906 A Geelong gaol warder, Robert Barker, who was on leave in Melbourne, was shadowed by detectives, and found delivering letters from a prisoner, the charges made against Detective Sexton.  

New Turn in Inquiries

ON THIS DAY – April 7, 1931 CARLTON Detectives inquiring into the murder of Matthias Handley, 55, an invalid pensioner, at Carlton on April 7, believe that the crime is closely associated with the attempted murder of Hugh Gulliver, 25, business agent, of Elwood, on the same night. An hour and a half later after […]

The Mansfield Murder

ON THIS DAY – April 2, 1899 MANSFIELD There has been a startling development In connection with the murder of the old man Butler, whose body was found in a bag at Mansfield, Victoria. The detectives arrested the daughter of deceased, Anastasia Butler, who was stated to have given her father a five-pound note on […]

Body Found in House: Woman on Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – March 9, 1932 In the dock of the City Court stood Katherine Masterton, aged 46, charged with having at Richmond on the 9th of March murdered Dorothy May Draper, aged 20. Masterton was arrested by detectives, who found the body of the girl in a house. The police said that she […]

First Undercover Police in NSW

Photo published in Sydney newspapers at the behest of police in 1933 to show that detectives didn’t need to look like typical burly coppers.  

Pyjama Man – MILDURA

On this day ……… 30th of May 1953  Homicide squad detectives investigating the Mildura “Pyjama Man” murder have taken possession of a 12in. iron bar. Senior-detective N. Wilby and Detective E. Miller found the bar when they went to Mildura to investigate fresh reports by local police. The bar will be examined by police scientific […]