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On this day …….. 22nd of December 1923

Madge Bolton, 21 years, was injured at Luna Park on this night in 1923, her forehead being badly cut and her nose smashed and cut, and her forehead requiring 14 stitches. Lorna Eyres got into the water chute boat at about 10.30 pm the seat at the other end being occupied by Robert Williams, 27 years, and Bolton. The boat after leaving the water, landed safely, but in negotiating a sharp turn, after landing, the occupants were, jolted out of their seats. Each clung to the hand rail, but Miss Bolton’s head-struck a beam. When the boat pulled up she was lying unconscious, huddled in a corner, her head hanging over the side. Miss Eyres was slightly injured about the head, and Williams had two teeth knocked out.

 

On this day …….. 14th of April 1866

The Wahgunyah paddle steamer was built for John Foord specifically for the river trade along the Murray’s upper reaches between Echuca and Albury. The boat was 70ft long, with timber planking over an iron frame. Durable red gum was used for the bottom, and oregon for the sides. The Wahgunyah was launched on this day in 1866. The vessel was destroyed by fire in 1878

 

On This Day ……. 10th April 1923

Thirteen youths who absconded from the Danish ship Sterna on the 1st April, and who were recaptured the next day on the road between Geelong and Melbourne, were before the police court on this day charged with having deserted their vessel. They were each ordered to one month’s imprisonment, and were removed to the Geelong Gaol to serve their sentences — a mere formality. The Sterna was ready to go to sea be the weekend, and the youths were placed on board before the boat quit its berth.

 

On this day …….. 23rd of December 1896

Two fishermen named, Whitehead and Honeybone had a sensational experience in Hobson’s Bay on this day in 1896. The men were seated in their boat fishing, when it was nearly upended by a monster shark. They pulled for the shore, but the shark attacked the boat and caught the bow end with its teeth, endeavouring to pall it under. Eventually he was beaten off, and the men reached the beach safely.

 

On this day …….. 22nd of December 1923

Madge Bolton, 21 years, was injured at Luna Park on this night in 1923, her forehead being badly cut and her nose smashed and cut, and her forehead requiring 14 stitches. Lorna Eyres got into the water chute boat at about 10.30 pm the seat at the other end being occupied by Robert Williams, 27 years, and Bolton. The boat after leaving the water, landed safely, but in negotiating a sharp turn, after landing, the occupants were, jolted out of their seats. Each clung to the hand rail, but Miss Bolton’s head-struck a beam. When the boat pulled up she was lying unconscious, huddled in a corner, her head hanging over the side. Miss Eyres was slightly injured about the head, and Williams had two teeth knocked out.

 

On this day …….. 14th of April 1866

The Wahgunyah paddle steamer was built for John Foord specifically for the river trade along the Murray’s upper reaches between Echuca and Albury. The boat was 70ft long, with timber planking over an iron frame. Durable red gum was used for the bottom, and oregon for the sides. The Wahgunyah was launched on this day in 1866. The vessel was destroyed by fire in 1878

 

On This Day ……. 10th April 1923

Thirteen youths who absconded from the Danish ship Sterna on the 1st April, and who were recaptured the next day on the road between Geelong and Melbourne, were before the police court on this day charged with having deserted their vessel. They were each ordered to one month’s imprisonment, and were removed to the Geelong Gaol to serve their sentences — a mere formality. The Sterna was ready to go to sea be the weekend, and the youths were placed on board before the boat quit its berth.

 

On this day …….. 23rd of December 1896

Two fishermen named, Whitehead and Honeybone had a sensational experience in Hobson’s Bay on this day in 1896. The men were seated in their boat fishing, when it was nearly upended by a monster shark. They pulled for the shore, but the shark attacked the boat and caught the bow end with its teeth, endeavouring to pall it under. Eventually he was beaten off, and the men reached the beach safely.

 

On this day …….. 22nd of December 1923

Madge Bolton, 21 years, was injured at Luna Park on this night in 1923, her forehead being badly cut and her nose smashed and cut, and her forehead requiring 14 stitches. Lorna Eyres got into the water chute boat at about 10.30 pm the seat at the other end being occupied by Robert Williams, 27 years, and Bolton. The boat after leaving the water, landed safely, but in negotiating a sharp turn, after landing, the occupants were, jolted out of their seats. Each clung to the hand rail, but Miss Bolton’s head-struck a beam. When the boat pulled up she was lying unconscious, huddled in a corner, her head hanging over the side. Miss Eyres was slightly injured about the head, and Williams had two teeth knocked out.