ON THIS DAY …… 5th April 1929


On this day in 1929 a motor car driven by Arthur Harold Buckland aged 33, a postal employee, collided with a tram in Clarendon street, South Melbourne. William Samuel Deveston, aged 37, who was riding in the motor, was fatally injured. The Coroner found that Buckland was guilty of manslaughter and committed him for trial. Witnesses declared that Buckland drove at an excessive speed, but Buckland swore that he was travelling at only 15 miles an hour, and that the occurrence was purely accidental.