Execution of Joseph Brown

EXECUTION THIS DAY – May 4, 1865 MELBOURNE The execution of Joseph Brown, who at the last Criminal sitting of the Supreme Court was sentenced to death for the murder of Emanuel Jacobs on March 22, at the Whittington Tavern Bourke-street, took place at the Melbourne gaol, in presence of about twenty spectators. At an […]

Unfortunate Accident at the Races

ON THIS DAY ……… 21st March 1912 Pyramid Hill On this day in 1912 an unregistered race meeting was held at Pyramid Hill. The weather was fine and warm. The attendance was only moderate. An unfortunate accident happened during the progress of the Pony Race. The placed ponies had just passed the winning post when […]

Execution of Joseph Brown

EXECUTION THIS DAY – May 4, 1865 MELBOURNE The execution of Joseph Brown, who at the last Criminal sitting of the Supreme Court was sentenced to death for the murder of Emanuel Jacobs on March 22, at the Whittington Tavern Bourke-street, took place at the Melbourne gaol, in presence of about twenty spectators. At an […]

Unfortunate Accident at the Races

ON THIS DAY ……… 21st March 1912 Pyramid Hill On this day in 1912 an unregistered race meeting was held at Pyramid Hill. The weather was fine and warm. The attendance was only moderate. An unfortunate accident happened during the progress of the Pony Race. The placed ponies had just passed the winning post when […]