ON THIS DAY – July 18, 1927


From the effects of an illegal operation, Annie Florence Treagar, aged 21 years, of Paisley street, Footscray, died at the Women’s Hospital on July 18. The city coroner (Mr. D. Berriman, P.M.) held an inquest. It was alleged that Miss Treager went to a house in Armadale where an illegal operation was performed. Mary Adeline Le Neve. The coroner committed Mrs. Le Neve for trial at the Supreme Court on August 15 on a charge of murder. Bail was fixed at £1,000 with a surety of a similar amount. Mrs Joan Rosanova appeared for Le Neve, and Inspector Koetsveld appeared to assist the coroner.