KILMORE TRAGEDY – CHARGE OF MURDER

ON THIS DAY….. 10th July 1910 The adjourned inquest in connection with the death of Bridget Morfesso, who died in the Kilmore Hospital on July 10 from injuries received, was concluded, before Mr P. Cohen, P. M. Margaret Morfesso, 14 years of age, and oldest daughter of deceased, said that she saw her father hit […]

Alleged Malpractice

ON THIS DAY – June 29, 1905 VERDICT OF WILFUL MURDER – AGAINST A PERSON UNKNOWN Dr. R. H. Cole, the district coroner, yesterday concluded the inquest into the death of Emily Eden Lilias Chandler, a waitress, 28 years of age, who died in the Melbourne Hospital on July 3 from septicaemia, the result of […]

Wilful Murder of Baby

ON THIS DAY – June 22, 1923 WEST FOOTSCRAY At the morgue, the city coroner (Dr. R. H. Cole) conducted an inquiry into the death of a newly born female child, the body of which was found on June 22, wrapped in brown paper, between the rails, near the West Footscray railway station. Dr. Crawford […]

A MOTHER CHARGED WITH MURDER

ON THIS DAY – June 16, 1910 MELBOURNE In the case of Victoria Florence Williams, who died on June 16, in the Homoeopathic Hospital, the Coroner recorded a verdict of death from blood poisoning following an illegal operation, and committed the mother of deceased (Mrs Victoria Mary Williams) for trial on a charge of wilful […]

Murdered by a Mate

On This Day …….. 21st April 1858 One of the most shocking murders which has ever been seen in Beechworth occurred at Chinaman’s Flat. Luke Lyons and Patrick Saxton arrived in the Colony together and were believed to be sharing a claim. The murderer and his victim were mates and up until the time of […]

Brother Charged with Murder

ON THIS DAY …. 8th April 1912 COLLINGWOOD Police investigated the death of William Hughes Parker. The tragedy was complicated by the temporary disappearance of Frederick John Parker, an elder brother of the dead man. On this day in 1912, a tall young man, dressed in a blue sac suit and a blue sweater, walked […]

KILMORE TRAGEDY – CHARGE OF MURDER

ON THIS DAY….. 10th July 1910 The adjourned inquest in connection with the death of Bridget Morfesso, who died in the Kilmore Hospital on July 10 from injuries received, was concluded, before Mr P. Cohen, P. M. Margaret Morfesso, 14 years of age, and oldest daughter of deceased, said that she saw her father hit […]

Alleged Malpractice

ON THIS DAY – June 29, 1905 VERDICT OF WILFUL MURDER – AGAINST A PERSON UNKNOWN Dr. R. H. Cole, the district coroner, yesterday concluded the inquest into the death of Emily Eden Lilias Chandler, a waitress, 28 years of age, who died in the Melbourne Hospital on July 3 from septicaemia, the result of […]

Wilful Murder of Baby

22ON THIS DAY – June 22, 1923 WEST FOOTSCRAY At the morgue, the city coroner (Dr. R. H. Cole) conducted an inquiry into the death of a newly born female child, the body of which was found on June 22, wrapped in brown paper, between the rails, near the West Footscray railway station. Dr. Crawford […]

A MOTHER CHARGED WITH MURDER

ON THIS DAY – June 16, 1910 MELBOURNE In the case of Victoria Florence Williams, who died on June 16, in the Homoeopathic Hospital, the Coroner recorded a verdict of death from blood poisoning following an illegal operation, and committed the mother of deceased (Mrs Victoria Mary Williams) for trial on a charge of wilful […]

Fatal Fire

ON THIS DAY – April 27, 1909 ROMSEY TWO MEN CHARGED WITH MURDER. An inquiry was held at Romsey into the circumstances of a fire at the Commercial Hotel on April 27, where by James Dick met his death, and the premises were totally destroyed. Dick’s charred remains were found in the debris. A large […]

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 […]