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On This Day……. 26th June 1922

A search is being made by the Bendigo police for an inmate of the Sunbury Lunatic Asylum, who is stated to have escaped from custody. He is a powerful man and while detained in the receiving ward at the Bendigo Hospital made an attempt to escape. It then took several men to overpower him and convey him to the wards.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 28th September 1890

A terrible murder was committed on this day in 1890 in Golden Square, Sandhurst, the victim being Richard Whitford, a miner, aged 60, and the perpetrator his wife, Catherine, aged 55. On the previously Saturday night Whitford, who had been drinking heavily, went to bed in a drunken sleep. Mrs Whitford get an axe from the yard and struck him a heavy blow on the head, and then quietly lay down on a sofa. Some of the children coming in found their father lying bathed in blood. The alarm was given and the man was removed to the Hospital, where it was found that his skull had been split open. He lingered till the evening and then died. Mrs Whitford was arrested. She displayed signs of mental aberration, and after medical examination was committed to the lunatic ward of the Bendigo Hospital.

 

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 .

 

 

On This Day……. 26th June 1922

A search is being made by the Bendigo police for an inmate of the Sunbury Lunatic Asylum, who is stated to have escaped from custody. He is a powerful man and while detained in the receiving ward at the Bendigo Hospital made an attempt to escape. It then took several men to overpower him and convey him to the wards.

 

ON THIS DAY – April 2, 1936

BENDIGO

SHOT FIRED – MURDER CHARGE FAILS.

In the Bendigo Supreme Court, Harry White, 55, labourer, was charged with the murder of William Chandler (40), labourer, who died in the Bendigo Hospital on the 2nd of April, as the result of a bullet wound in the stomach. Evidence showed that on the night of February 19, Chandler went home under the influence of liquor. He had an altercation with his wife and children, who left the house. Chandler followed, caught up with his wife, and kicked and punched her. When White came along Chandler punched his wife on his shoulder; then a shot was fired, and he fell. The main point raised at the trial was whether the case was one of justifiable homicide. The jury found the accused not guilty of murder, and also acquitted him of the alternative charge of manslaughter.

 

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 19, 1936

Bendigo

In the Bendigo Supreme Court, Harry White, 55, labourer, was charged with the murder of William Chandler 40, labourer, who died in the Bendigo Hospital on April the 2nd, as the result of a bullet wound in the stomach. Evidence showed that on the night of February the 19th, Chandler went home under the influence of liquor. He had an altercation with his wife and children, who left the house. Chandler followed, caught up with his wife, and kicked and punched her. When White came along Chandler punched his wife on her shoulder and a shot was fired, and he fell. The main point raised at the trial was whether the case was one of justifiable homicide. The jury found the accused not guilty of murder, and also acquitted him of the alternative charge of manslaughter.

 

 

ON THIS DAY…… 28th September 1890

A terrible murder was committed on this day in 1890 in Golden Square, Sandhurst, the victim being Richard Whitford, a miner, aged 60, and the perpetrator his wife, Catherine, aged 55. On the previously Saturday night Whitford, who had been drinking heavily, went to bed in a drunken sleep. Mrs Whitford get an axe from the yard and struck him a heavy blow on the head, and then quietly lay down on a sofa. Some of the children coming in found their father lying bathed in blood. The alarm was given and the man was removed to the Hospital, where it was found that his skull had been split open. He lingered till the evening and then died. Mrs Whitford was arrested. She displayed signs of mental aberration, and after medical examination was committed to the lunatic ward of the Bendigo Hospital.

 

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 .

 

 

On This Day……. 26th June 1922

A search is being made by the Bendigo police for an inmate of the Sunbury Lunatic Asylum, who is stated to have escaped from custody. He is a powerful man and while detained in the receiving ward at the Bendigo Hospital made an attempt to escape. It then took several men to overpower him and convey him to the wards.

 

ON THIS DAY – April 2, 1936

BENDIGO

SHOT FIRED – MURDER CHARGE FAILS.

In the Bendigo Supreme Court, Harry White, 55, labourer, was charged with the murder of William Chandler (40), labourer, who died in the Bendigo Hospital on the 2nd of April, as the result of a bullet wound in the stomach. Evidence showed that on the night of February 19, Chandler went home under the influence of liquor. He had an altercation with his wife and children, who left the house. Chandler followed, caught up with his wife, and kicked and punched her. When White came along Chandler punched his wife on his shoulder; then a shot was fired, and he fell. The main point raised at the trial was whether the case was one of justifiable homicide. The jury found the accused not guilty of murder, and also acquitted him of the alternative charge of manslaughter.

 

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 19, 1936

Bendigo

In the Bendigo Supreme Court, Harry White, 55, labourer, was charged with the murder of William Chandler 40, labourer, who died in the Bendigo Hospital on April the 2nd, as the result of a bullet wound in the stomach. Evidence showed that on the night of February the 19th, Chandler went home under the influence of liquor. He had an altercation with his wife and children, who left the house. Chandler followed, caught up with his wife, and kicked and punched her. When White came along Chandler punched his wife on her shoulder and a shot was fired, and he fell. The main point raised at the trial was whether the case was one of justifiable homicide. The jury found the accused not guilty of murder, and also acquitted him of the alternative charge of manslaughter.