Baby in a Paddock

ON THIS DAY…… 16th September 1881 Mr. Candler held an inquest at the Melbourne Morgue on the body of a newly born female child, which was found in a paddock at the Avenue, High Street, Windsor, at halt past 5 o’clock on this day in 1881. The body was wrapped in a piece of coarse […]

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 […]

Insane Mother

On This Day – August 13, 1905 At the police court, Mary Ellen Cuthbert, a young unmarried woman, was charged with having murdered a female infant. The child was found dead in an oilcloth bag, on the banks of the Campaspe, on the 13th August 1905. Accused was housed at the Melbourne Gaol. A certificate […]

Baby in a Paddock

ON THIS DAY…… 16th September 1881 Mr. Candler held an inquest at the Melbourne Morgue on the body of a newly born female child, which was found in a paddock at the Avenue, High Street, Windsor, at halt past 5 o’clock on this day in 1881. The body was wrapped in a piece of coarse […]

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 […]

Insane Mother

On This Day – August 13, 1905 At the police court, Mary Ellen Cuthbert, a young unmarried woman, was charged with having murdered a female infant. The child was found dead in an oilcloth bag, on the banks of the Campaspe, on the 13th August 1905. Accused was housed at the Melbourne Gaol. A certificate […]