ON THIS DAY – February 11, 1928


Following an inquest into the death of Mrs Beatrice Gibbons (34), of Marlton street, St. Kilda, who was knocked down and killed by a motor car at the St. Kilda junction on February 11, the City Coroner (Mr. D. Berriman) found the driver of the car, John Oliver Shier, grazier, of New South Wales, guilty of manslaughter, and committed him for trial at the Court of General Sessions.