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On This Day – November 16, 1841

FIRST EUROPEAN MURDER CONVICTION  IN VICTORIA SUPREME COURT-CRIMINAL SIDE. SATURDAY. MAY 15. (Before the Resident Judge and a Civil Jury.) Thomas Leahy, cooper, at Portland Town, was then put to the bar, charged with the wilful murder of his wife Sarah Leahy, by having on the 16th of November last wounded her with a bayonet, […]

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On This Day – November 16, 1885

MURDER IN MELBOURNE. John Anderson, second mate of the American barque Don Nicholas, was murdered by one of the crew named Freeland Morrell. During the voyage there had been ill blood between the parties, and Morrell had applied for his discharge on the grounds that he could not get on with the mate. Last night […]

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On This Day – November 16, 1859

JULIET LANE – CHINATOWN On account of a female, who came from the country, was taking tea with her friend in Juilet Lane, when she became unwell, and said there must be something deleterious in the water tank. A most disturbing find was made in the water tank behind the building on the 16th November 1859. After […]

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On This Day – November 16, 1842

BUNINGYONG Late last night we received information that a dreadful murder was committed at Buninyong, on the previous day (Monday last) . All the particulars that we have able to collect are, that a person named Jeremiah Connell had called at Mr. Veitch’s Inn, that he went into the kitchen and brought out a poker […]

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On This Day – November 15, 1942

CARLTON BABY’S DEATH MOTHER CHARGED WITH MURDER. On a charge of having murdered her newly-born baby at Carlton on November 15 Lillian Shore, 22, single of Carlton, was to-day committed for trial by the City Coroner, Mr. Tingate. The baby was found in the front garden of a house in Carlton with its throat cut […]

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On This Day – November 15, 1908

BENDIGO ALLEGED ATTEMPTED MURDER. At Bendigo to-day Edward Jas. Slattery, 20 was charged with having on November 15 shot at Wm. Knight at Axe Creek. with intent to murder him. Wm. Knight, railway employee, said that accused was his son-in-law. He was one of a party that went fishing. They were all skylarking, and accused […]

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On This Day – November 14, 1900

MYSTERIOUS MURDER. BEULAH A farmer named Hugh Lavery, a resident of Beulah, was found this morning dead in his bed, with his skull fractured in two places. This evening a German farm hand named Chas. Gluck gave himself up to the police at the township of Brim. He said he wished to give himself up […]

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On This Day – November 14, 1902

A CHARGE OF MURDER. An inquest was made on the 14th of November 1902, concerning the death of Michael Wynne, aged 35, who died on the 7th of November from a stab with a knife in the abdomen. The jury found that death was due to a stab inflicted by Patrick Gibbons, who was guilty […]

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On This Day – November 14, 1943

FOOTSCRAY BOY ACQUITTED ON MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE Charged with the manslaughter of his mother on November 14, Desmond Stuart Charles Johnson was found not guilty at the Criminal court to-day. He had pleaded not guilty. The Crown alleged that Johnson shot his mother at their home in Footscray with a pea rifle, it was stated that […]

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On This Day – November 14, 1945

KOO WEE RUP NOT GUILTY OF MURDER A jury in the Criminal Court to-day found Thomas Henry Kirwin, 55, of Koo Wee-Rup. not guilty of the murder and alternatively manslaughter of his brother, Francis Frederick Kirwin ,37, whose body was found in a cowshed at Kirwin’s farm on November 14. 1944. He was discharged by […]