ON THIS DAY – May 15. 1916


As the outcome of a shooting affray at Ironbark, Bendigo on May 15, Adrian Arthur Percy Lakeman, aged 21 years, a pastrycook, was charged at the Bendigo Court today with shooting his stepfather, Arthur James Main, with intent to murder. Main said he had only a hazy recollection of what occurred, as he was mad with drink. Evidence was given by several witnesses that the shots were fired by Lakeman in defence of his mother The accused was discharged.