On This Day – June 27, 1934

Charged with having murdered Daniel George Robinson, a trapper, on June 27, 1934, Albert James McKenzie (28), farm labourer, appeared in the City Court before Mr. Maclean, P.M., today. Supporting a police request for a remand, Sergeant Madin said it was alleged that Robinson was shot with a shotgun in his hut in the Wombat Ranges at Tolmie and that his body was placed under a log in the bush, where his skeleton was discovered on September 28. McKenzie was arrested on the murder charge on Wednesday afternoon by Detective-Sergeant O’Keefe, Senior Detective Sloan, Senior Constable Barrett and Detective Garvey. McKenzie was remanded to appear at the City Court on October 14. He did not ask for bail.