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On This Day……… 7th April 1865

The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan had heard that the Victorian Police had challenged him to try his luck south of the NSW boarder, which he took up the offer. On this day in 1865, Morgan visited Evan Evans to settle an old score in the King River. Hearing the police were on his trail, Morgan headed to the Warby Rangers near Wangaratta.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – October 17, 1933

 

In the Criminal Court today, Mr. Justice Walsey imposed sentence of seven years’ imprisonment with hard labour on Percy Horatio Sydney Barnard, theatre commissionaire, of Cheltenham, for the manslaughter of Percival Smith on October 17. Barnard shot Smith through the heart outside Smith’s home, where Barnard was a boarder. Mr. Smith, widow of the dead man. was charged with having been an accessory after the fact of murder, but she was found not guilty.

ON THIS DAY…… 13th August 1941

A double tragedy as a sequel to the breaking of an engagement occurred at Northcote today. The victims were Lorna Watson, aged 19 years, adopted daughter of Miss Amelia Watson, of Northcote, and Clement Neagle, aged 21 years, a tannery worker, who boarded at Miss Watson’s home.

Following a quarrel last night the couple’s engagement of 12 months was broken off. It Is alleged that about 6.30 this morning Neagle asked the girl to. accept the ring back, but she declined. A shot was fired and Miss Watson was seen to fall dead. Another shot rang out from Neagle’s room and he was also found dead wlth a rifle nearby and a bullet hole in his temple.

 

On this day …….. 4th May 1878

On this day in 1878, Henry Audin attached a locally made telephone to the telegraph wire and sent a message across the border (Murray River) to Wahgunyah through Chiltern and Wodonga to arrive in Albury in the blink of an eye.  The listener at the other end of the phone heard the word …………. Cooeeee. This was the second interstate phone to ever be made. The first inter state phone call to be made was done three months earlier by Mr. McGuaran manager of the Albury telegraph office to Mr Cheyne of the Wodonga telegraph office.

On This Day……… 7th April 1865

The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan had heard that the Victorian Police had challenged him to try his luck south of the NSW boarder, which he took up the offer. On this day in 1865, Morgan visited Evan Evans to settle an old score in the King River. Hearing the police were on his trail, Morgan headed to the Warby Rangers near Wangaratta.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – October 17, 1933

 

In the Criminal Court today, Mr. Justice Walsey imposed sentence of seven years’ imprisonment with hard labour on Percy Horatio Sydney Barnard, theatre commissionaire, of Cheltenham, for the manslaughter of Percival Smith on October 17. Barnard shot Smith through the heart outside Smith’s home, where Barnard was a boarder. Mr. Smith, widow of the dead man. was charged with having been an accessory after the fact of murder, but she was found not guilty.

ON THIS DAY…… 13th August 1941

A double tragedy as a sequel to the breaking of an engagement occurred at Northcote today. The victims were Lorna Watson, aged 19 years, adopted daughter of Miss Amelia Watson, of Northcote, and Clement Neagle, aged 21 years, a tannery worker, who boarded at Miss Watson’s home.

Following a quarrel last night the couple’s engagement of 12 months was broken off. It Is alleged that about 6.30 this morning Neagle asked the girl to. accept the ring back, but she declined. A shot was fired and Miss Watson was seen to fall dead. Another shot rang out from Neagle’s room and he was also found dead wlth a rifle nearby and a bullet hole in his temple.

 

On this day …….. 4th May 1878

On this day in 1878, Henry Audin attached a locally made telephone to the telegraph wire and sent a message across the border (Murray River) to Wahgunyah through Chiltern and Wodonga to arrive in Albury in the blink of an eye.  The listener at the other end of the phone heard the word …………. Cooeeee. This was the second interstate phone to ever be made. The first inter state phone call to be made was done three months earlier by Mr. McGuaran manager of the Albury telegraph office to Mr Cheyne of the Wodonga telegraph office.

On This Day……… 7th April 1865

The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan had heard that the Victorian Police had challenged him to try his luck south of the NSW boarder, which he took up the offer. On this day in 1865, Morgan visited Evan Evans to settle an old score in the King River. Hearing the police were on his trail, Morgan headed to the Warby Rangers near Wangaratta.