Accused Committed in Richmond Murder

ON THIS DAY – May 11, 1909 RICHMOND   The Coroner, Dr. Cole, resumed inquiry regarding the death of Margaret Gallagher, aged 77, who was found on May 11 with her throat cut, and her skull fractured, at her home in Little Buckingham street, Richmond. Arthur O’Sullivan, a butcher, charged with wilful murder of deceased, […]

Italians Acquitted of Murder

ON THIS DAY – May 10, 1934 RICHMOND MURDER CHARGE. Italians Acquitted After a retirement of two and a quarter hours at the Criminal Court to-day, the jury to-day acquitted two 19-year-old Italians, Antonio Chiodo and Antonio Audino, on a charge of having murdered Rocco Petulla, on May 10, and they were discharged. They received […]

The Richmond Murder

On This Day – May 10, 1909 THE RICHMOND MURDER TRIAL OF ARTHUR O’SULLIVAN. The trial of Arthur O’Sulllvan, on a charge of the murder of Mrs. Margaret Gallagher, of Little Buckingham-street, Richmond, was commenced before Mr. Justice, Hodges, at the Criminal Court to-day. O’Sullivan, who displayed his usual cool and confident manner, challenged several […]

Murder of Mrs Bowker

ON THIS DAY – May 1, 1967 A┬áman on remand until to-morrow on an extradition┬áhearing appeared in the Central Court today charged with having murdered a woman in Melbourne on May 1. He is Raymond Patrick O’Connor, meat worker, of Castlereagh Street, City, who is charged with the murder of Shirley Bowker, 31, of Dight […]

A Charge of Murder

ON THIS DAY – April 26, 1930 MONTROSE At an inquest into the death of Margaret Jean Alexander, aged 20 years, of Belfast road, Montrose, on April 26, the coroner Mr. D. Grant found that she had died from shock and cardiac paralysis, due to an illegal operation. May McNeal, of Bennett street, Richmond, was […]

Coroners Inquiry into Robert Walker

ON THIS DAY – April 21, 1917 RICHMOND The death of Robert Walker, licensee of the Prince of Wales Hotel, Richmond, which occurred on April 21 as the result of a wound received a few hours earlier, was inquired into at the Morgue yesterday by the City Coroner (Dr. R. H. Cole). William Gruner, a […]

Trial of May McNeal

ON THIS DAY ……….. 26th of March 1930 Before Mr. Justice Lowe, in the Criminal Court of Melbourne the trial of May McNeal, a married woman, of Bennett Street, Richmond, began on a charge of murder. The charge against Mrs McNeal was that at Richmond on the 26th of March 1930 she murdered Margaret Jean […]

Men Grapple For Axe

ON THIS DAY …….. 22nd March 1934 RICHMOND Ernest Kirkwood, a young man, was charged with having murdered Claude Leslie Cooper at Richmond on this day in 1934. Death was alleged to have been caused through a blow on the head by an axe. Kirkwood maintained a quiet demeanour in court when the charge was […]

Quarrel Leads to Murder

ON THIS DAY…….. 16th of March 1955 A barroom quarrel following slighting references to a man’s wife preceded a fatal shooting, two witnesses told the Supreme Court. The husband, Allan Stewart McLean, 41, carpenter, of Kyabram, is charged with murder. The other man Thomas Young “Larry” Smith, aged 28, builder, of Lord st., Richmond, was […]

Shooting Affray Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – March 13, 1929 RICHMOND John Dawson Fisher, 24, clerk, has been charged with murdering Harold McDonald, at Richmond. He appeared before the court yesterday and was remanded for a week on heavy bail. Detective Rosewarne told the Court that McDonald and his wife were quarrelling in the street about midnight on […]

Shooting Affray Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – March 13, 1929 RICHMOND John Dawson Fisher, 24, clerk, has been charged with murdering Harold McDonald, at Richmond. He appeared before the court yesterday and was remanded for a week on heavy bail. Detective Rosewarne told the Court that McDonald and his wife were quarrelling in the street about midnight 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 […]