Easey Street Murder – Collingwood 1977

On the 13th January, 1977, neighbours to 147 Easey Street, Collingwood entered the open backdoor of the house, seeking the two young women who lived there that had not been seen since the 10th January.  On entering the kitchen, they found a note that had been left by the boyfriend of one of the women.  […]

ALFRED BYE EXECUTED

EXECUTED THIS DAY – December 22, 1941 ALFRED BYE – MELBOURNE Alfred Bye, 42, formerly a military transport driver at Darley Camp, was executed at Pentridge on this day in 1941. He made no final statement. Bye was sentenced to death for the murder of Thomas Edward Walker, 45, a soldier, of Broadmeadows Camp, in […]

Murder of Daughter

ON THIS DAY – 20th December 1890 A man Mr. James Johnston has been removed from hospital to the Ballarat gaol under a warrant for murdering his daughter. Johnston asked Dr. Scott if he was in a mad house. Sergt. Charles, who read the warrant, says that Johnston seemed bewildered, and that when he was […]

Death Sentence For Murder

ON THIS DAY – December 20, 1940 FERNTREE GULLY Found guilty of the murder of Alfred Thomas Atherton, 35, hotel useful, on the 20th of December, at Ferntree Gully, Morris Ansell, 19, metal polisher, of Victoria Street, Carlton, was sentenced to death by Mr. Justice Martin in the Criminal Court. The Jury added a strong […]

DOUBLE MURDER CHARGE

ON THIS DAY – 20th December 1938 George Green, 38, chimney sweep, of West Heidleberg, was committed for trail on a charge of having murdered Annie Wiseman, 62, and her niece. Phyllis Wiseman, 17, at Glenroy on the 12th of November. Charles Anthony Taylor, Government analyst, gave evidence of having found soot on a bicycle pump […]

CHINESE KILLED

On this day …….. 14th of December 1926 A meat chopper, knives, a tomahawk, lead piping, and sticks were used as weapons in a fight between two Chinese in Fitzroy, on September 23. The fight ended fatally for one of the Chinese. As a result, Chung Wah Lee, aged 36, stood on trial on this […]

THE SPRING GULLY MURDER

ON THIS DAY – DECEMBER 14, 1909 SPRING GULLY The inquiry into the death of Dagmar Louisa Scott, who was found dead at Spring Gully on December 14, was resumed at Castlemaine by the coroner (Mr. S. J. Goldsmith) on Monday. The husband, Robert Scott, was present in custody on a charge of murder. The […]

A BRUTAL MURDER IN BENDIGO

ON THIS DAY  – 12th December 1931 Mrs. Louise Cherry was murdered in the kitchen of her home near Bendigo on the 12th of December 1931. She was in the kitchen preparing the midday meal with her 16 years-old girl, when a man entered carrying an axe, and offered her a bunch of flowers. She […]

HEAD BATTERED, THE VICARAGE MURDER

ON THIS DAY – 12th December 1913 With his head battered shockingly by a blunt instrument, Rev. H. L. Cecil, of St. Saviour’s Church of England, at Fitzroy, was found dead in his vicarage shortly after 8pm on this night 1935. He is believed to have been the victim of thieves whom he had disturbed. […]

A CHARGE OF MURDER

ON THIS DAY – December 10, 1903 Five men named Ginglingbury, Apper, Taylor, Flanders, and Hanley have been arrested on a charge of murder in connection with the death of Yee Moon, the Chinese gardener. Moon died in the Melbourne Hospital on January 3. He had been admitted for treatment of injuries sustained in a […]

SHOT DEAD AFTER QUARREL

ON THIS DAY – December 9, 1925 At the conclusion of the inquest today into tho death of Ernest Napoleon Williams electrician, who was allegedly shot dead in King-street, about midday on December 9, the City Coroner committed William Richard Wallace for trial on a charge of having murdered Williams. Bail was refused and the […]

Remanded On Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – December 9, 1944   On a charge of having murdered Iris Lorna May Jeffreys, 19, of South Melbourne at Olinda, on December 9, Darrel Ainslee Sutton, 19. of Stockton, Newcastle (New South Wales) was remanded in the City Court today until December 18. The Police Prosecutor (Sub-. Inspector Ainsworth) said it […]