ON THIS DAY……. 24th May 1935
Found guilty in the Criminal Court of the manslaughter of his wife and child, Clifford Smiles, aged 31 formerly of West Footscray, was remanded for sentence. Smiles had been presented on two charges of murder. One concerning his wife Edna on May 24 and the other concerning his daughter Norma, aged four months who was found dead in the gas-filled kitchen of their home on June 14.