ON THIS DAY – June 17, 1929 Charged with the manslaughter of John Brown, a labourer of Footscray, at Benalla on June 17 Ernest Walker of Footscray, a labourer, aged 34 years appeared before Mr Justice Wasley in the Criminal Court. Mr Book, Crown prosecutor, appeared for the Crown, and Walker was defended by Mr […]

Dead Baby in Suitcase

ON THIS DAY – June 14, 1920 FEMALE INFANT – CLIFTON HILL The City Coroner (Dr. R. H. Cole, P.M.), after having inquired at the Morgue yesterday into the death of a newly born female child, who was found in a suit case in the Merri Creek, Clifton Hill, on June 14, committed Annie Gallagher, […]

Motor Car Death of John Williams

ON THIS DAY – June 13, 1925 CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. The inquest into the death of John Adam Williams, aged 15, who fell off a motor car on June 13 and was killed, was conducted by the Coroner. Williams and five other boys were passengers in a motor car which was driven by James Harold Wicks. The Coroner found that […]


ON THIS DAY – June 11, 1932 Russell Found Guilty of Manslaughter  The trial in which Harold James Russell (27), was charged with having on June 11 murdered his wife, Ivy Russell (27), and two infant sons by drowning them in the Sunshine swimming pool. The jury considered their verdict for five hours and then […]


ON THIS DAY – June 9, 1917 Francis Dunin charged with the murder of Thomas Roberts at Cassilis by shooting on June the 9th was found guilty by a jury in the Supreme Court, after twenty minutes retirement. The jury added a rider that when accused shot through the door he had only intended to […]


ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1922 At Queenstown, on June 7, Rose Lillian Wood, aged four years, was shot dead while in a neighbour’s house. The City Coroner held an enquiry to-day, and Albert Thomas Miller, aged 17 years, was found guilty of manslaughter, and committed for trial. Ruby Irene Miller, aged 10 years, […]


ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1910 An inquest was held to-day concerning the death of William Hulme, assistant master at the Mount Alexander road State school, who died suddenly after a quarrel with Major Peter Robin, head master, on June 7. Verne Begg assistant teacher at the school, said he heard some words between […]

Man on Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – June 6, 1931 GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER  In the Criminal Court to-day George Arnold Turner, (33), labourer, was charged with having murdered Edward Vincent Sheehan on June 6 at Collingwood. The Crown alleged that during a struggle Sheehan fell to the footpath, and Turner went down on top of him. Turner held […]

Charge of Manslaughter

ON THIS DAY – June 5, 1916 On June 5 at Glenferrie, Norah Florence Rudge, aged 8 years, was knocked down and killed by a motor car driven by William Mackie Irving. An inquest was held today, and Irving was committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter

Youth on Trial

ON THIS DAY – June 4, 1909 CHARGE OF MURDER – CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER. At the Shepparton Supreme Court to-day Ernest Carmody, aged 17 years, was charged with the wilful murder, on June 4, of an elderly man named John Robinson. The accused pleaded not guilty. The deceased resided in a hut at Youanamite, near […]


ON THIS DAY ……. 3rd June 1849 Sarah Mullins, alias White, convicted of the manslaughter of Kelly, was next brought up for sentence. His Honor said she had had a very narrow escape from the sentence of death, as it was quite open to the jury upon the evidence to have returned a verdict of […]

Skull Fractured in Fight

ON THIS DAY – April 21, 1933 MELBOURNE After inquiring into the death of Ivor Charles Waite, wharf labourer, who died of a fractured skull after a fight in Little Bourke-street on April 21. the Acting City Coroner, Mr O’Callaghan. P.M.. found that death was due to injuries inflicted by Alfred Monar, labourer. Monar was […]