Shielding a Murderer

ON THIS DAY – June 17, 1917 SHIELDING A MURDERER Declaring there was a conspiracy of silence, Dr. R.H. Cole, City Coronoer, yesterday adjourned an inquiry into the death of Charles Edward Cleary, who was admitted to St. Vincents’s Hospital on June 3rd with a revolver bullet in his head and died on June 17th.  […]

Shot Dead in Kitchen

On This Day – June 13, 1936 SON CHARGED WITH MURDER. Alexander Memery, aged 46, was shot dead in the kitchen of his farmhouse at Bookaar, near Camperdown, Victoria, on Saturday morning. It was stated that James Alexander Memery, aged 19, son of the dead man, returned from rabbiting during a family quarrel, and that a pea-rifle he was carrying […]

YOUTH CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER

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, […]

The Elsternwick Murder

ON THIS DAY – June 5, 1908 The inquest on the death of Hugh Dunn, who was shot at Elsternwick on June 5 was continued to-day. As the result of a test made with the gun, it was shown that the shot must have been fired within a foot of Dunn’s body. The evidence of […]

Murder and Suicide

ON THIS DAY – June 1, 1861 A lamentable catastrophe occurred in Collingwood on Saturday evening last, a man named Currie having first shot his wife, and afterwards attempted to commit suicide. The case appears to have been one arising from jealousy on the one side, and passion and drink upon the other. So far […]

Death of 17-Year-Old Wife

ON THIS DAY – June 1, 1941 Charged with the murder of his wife, Beatrice May Stroud, aged 16 years and 10 months, Albert Edward Stroud, 20, of Wellington st. Collingwood, appeared before Sir Frederick Mann, Chief Justice, and a Jury in the Criminal Court yesterday. In opening the Crown case, Mr. C. H. Book, […]

Murder of Father

ON THIS DAY ……. 12th April 1942 MORDIALLOC Leslie Edward Mansfield, aged 15, said to his mother after he had shot his father twice in the dining room of their home in Mordialloc on this day in 1942, “Now go to sleep, mum, you will have some peace.” Mansfield was charged with murder to which […]

Murder of Lewis Moran

ON THIS DAY – March 31, 2004 Masked gunmen entered the Brunswick Club on Sydney Road, Brunswick, at approximately 6.40pm on 31 March 2004, driving a Ford Falcon EF XR6 station wagon. Moran ran from his place at the bar, over a poker machine, through a glass window before the gunman caught up with him […]

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 […]

Murder by Unknown Man

ON THIS DAY – November 17, 1924 At an inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death of William Henry Rolley, who was shot in Irvine street, Footscray (V.), on November 17, a few minutes before midnight, a verdict of wilful murder against an unknown man was recorded. Dennis John Bourke, a labourer, of Albert street, […]

Jealous Man Guilty of Gun Murder

ON THIS DAY – October 30, 1992 A jealous husband who shot dead a man he mistakenly believed to be his estranged wife’s lover was found guilty yesterday of murder.  The trial heard that Frank Allan Garner, 53, an electrician, formerly of suburban Avonsleigh, had, after making threats to his ex-wife Beverley, burst into the […]

Woman Committed for Trial

ON THIS DAY – October 28, 1933   Ellen Maud Holmes married, Grey street South Yarra was charged at the Prahran Court on Friday, with having on October 28 wounded Christopher Green with intent to commit murder. Christopher Green, painter, Simmonds street, South Yarra, said that about 9 p m on October 28, he was […]