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A Murderous Woman

Sarah Mullins, alias White, convicted of the manslaughter of William Kelly, was next brought up for sentence. Mullins had stabbed Kelly in the thigh with a butchers knife after Kelly threw a stool at her when she refused to stop drinking beer. His Honor said she had had a very narrow escape from the sentence […]

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Big Steal (1990)

The Big Steal is an Australian caper film directed by Nadia Tass starring Ben Mendelsohn, Claudia Karvan and Steve Bisley. David Parker was the scriptwriter and cinematographer. The film won three Australian Film Institute awards. The film was released on the 20th of September 1990.  The movie was shot from the 6th of November to the 22nd […]

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Strange Premonition

A strange premonition happened in Swan Hill, Victoria to Mr Robert Henry Athorne, farmer aged 47, who was run over by his wagon, and died on 22nd May 1916 at the Swan Hill Hospital. In March, Athorne dreamt that he would meet with a fatal accident, which he took such notice of the premonition, that […]

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Killed by a Blow

After hearing evidence yesterday at the inquest on the body of Eugene Patrick Walsh, who died in the Melbourne Hospital on May 27, 1922, the coroner (Dr. Cole) committed Percy Draper for trial on a charge of manslaughter. ⁣ The death of Walsh followed a dispute with Draper in Swanston street on the night of […]

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Humphrey B Bear

On Monday the 24th of May 1965, Humphrey B. Bear an icon of Australian children’s television was first broadcast on Adelaide’s NWS-9. The show became one of the most successful programs for pre-schoolers in Australia. The part of Humphrey was played by Edwin Duryea, an actor, singer and dancer whose human identity was never revealed.  In […]

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Bellbird (1967 – 1977) TV

Bellbird is an Australian soap opera serial set in a small Victorian rural township. The series was produced by the ABC at its Ripponlea TV studios in Elsternwick, Melbourne. The opening title sequence was filmed at Daylesford, Victoria.  The series was produced between the 28th of August 1967 and the 23rd of December 1977. Although […]

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The Loss of Bob Hawke

Former prime minister and world beer dinking record breaker, Bob Hawke has died at the age of 89. The Labor legend died in his Sydney home today just two days before the May 18 federal election. Hawke, arguably one of the most popular prime ministers in Australian history, is survived by his wife Blanche d’Alpuget, […]


Prepared for Death

Ernst Schneider, 83, who died at Dubbo, NSW,  in 1943, completed some years ago all arrangements for his funeral. He selected the casket, and even engraved .the nameplate for his own coffin. The undertaker had only to insert the date of his death. “He was more concerned with the hereafter than this world,” said a friend […]

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Attack by a Daughter

Bendigo Advertiser 4 January 1887 Referring to the recent murderous assault by a daughter upon her mother at Horsham, the “Horsham Times” says that a man named Clarke had been living with a woman named Emma Marquadt, who passed as his wife, and her daughter, Mary, aged sixteen years. The Attack On Wednesday afternoon, when […]