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Bruhn Family

William George Bruhn entered the Geelong Gaol on 3 December 1930 for a 6 month imprisonment.  It is Geelong’s connection to one of the more infamous criminal families – the Bruhns On December 2, 1930, William parked his car in a lane near the railway line in Lethbridge.  In the car was a crowbar, gelignite, […]

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On this day …….. 25th of October 1906 The mysterious disappearance of Mr Frank Banner the schoolmaster of the at the state school in Stieglitz, Victoria. On Saturday the 29th of September Banner court the Stieglitz coach to Meredith for the purpose of catching the Ballarat train. Strangely Banner had not returned home by the late […]

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Death of a Miner

On this day …….. 9th of October 1865 An inquest was held at Stieglitz, on this day in 1865, at the Victoria Hotel, on the body of Thomas Hatch.  The deceased a miner at the Sailor’s Reef shaft, Stieglitz was killed when he was jammed between a large rock and the side of the drive. The […]

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On this day …….. 25th of September 1861 An inquest was held on this day, at Mr. Goulden’s, the Victoria Hotel, Molesworth Street, Stieglitz on the body of Robert M’Farlane, miner killed at the Portuguese Reef. Foster Shaw, Esq., the coroner, and a respectable jury, proceeded to a tent at the rear of the hotel where […]

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Bushfire Moon (1987)

Bushfire Moon also known as Miracle Down Under is a period Australian Christmas film set in outback Australia.  Written by Jeff Peck and directed by George Miller in 1987, with a budget of A$2 million.  The film starring John Waters, Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell, Bill Kerr and Dee Wallace.   Shot on location in the breathtaking […]

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Border Security – Australia’s Front Line (2004 – 2017 – ) TV

Border Security: Australia’s Front Line is an Australian factual television program that airs on the Seven Network. The show follows the work of officers of the Department of Home Affairs, Border Force, Quarantine and Inspection Service, as they enforce Australian immigration, customs, quarantine and finance laws. It also shows scenes from Sydney mail centre. Most […]

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Bluey (1976) TV

Bluey was an Australia police drama series made by Crawford Production in Melbourne for the Seven Network. Which ran from the 2nd of August 1976 to the 25th of April 1977. Stand-up comedian Lucky Grills was cast as the titular Det. Sergeant “Bluey” Hills. Hills character was different to other detectives seen in Crawford’s previous shows. Being […]

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Blue Heelers (1994 – 2006) TV

Blue Heelers is an Australian police drama series.  Produced by Southern Star Group and ran for 12 years on the Seven Network, from 1994 to 2006. The series depicted the everyday lives and relationships of the residents of Mt Thomas (Williamstown), a fictional town in Victoria. The opening title sequence was filmed at Castlemaine, Victoria.  […]

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Coincidence Amongst the Graves

A coincidence attended the landing at Grave Island in 1910, of a boat party from the steamer Wakefield, who were searching for the missing steamer Waratah. ⁣ Grave Island takes its name from the fact that several sailors are buried there. The boat party was in charge of the chief officer Mr. Thomas Ryan, of […]