ON THIS DAY – February 6, 1920



At the Brunswick court Joseph Smith, 40, labourer, was charged on remand with having murdered Hedley Dunlop, on the 6th of February. It is alleged that Smith, who is a connection by marriage of Dunlop’s wife, spent the whole of the afternoon in an hotel drinking with Dunlop. They went to Dunlop’s house in Victoria grove, at 5.30p.m. taking bottles of beer with them. Dunlop was asked by his wife if he had collected his wages, and he replied that he had not, as he was too drunk. It was then stated that an altercation took place between Dunlop and his wife, and that Smith struck Dunlop, who was found dead in bed next morning.