ON THIS DAY…… 30th August 1898

An enquiry was opened, on the 30th August 1898 at Bendigo into a mystery attached to the finding of the skeleton of a man under an old blue blanket at Five-mile Creek. A patient at Bendigo Hospital said he knew two mates at Five mile Creek. They had a quarrel, and one bolted from the district. He supposes the skeleton must be that of the mate who probably was murdered. The medical evidence of the examination of the skeleton was to the effect that some of the bones of the jaw were missing, and one was indented as with slugs. The enquiry was adjourned until the following day .