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This picture was taken in the graveyard of the old Melbourne Gaol, which was demolished in 1924, to make way for the Working Men’s College. The crudely engraved initials E.K., standing for Edward Kelly, the notorious bushranger of 50 years ago, are directly over the grave, on a heavy bluestone wall which is being pulled down. The grave, which is covered with rubbish and an old ladder, is a grim reminder of the Kelly gang. The bluestone blocks and grave markers were bought from the government by the shire of Brighton and used to stop erosion along the foreshore. Today 5 Grave markers can be found at Brighton Beach, but sad not Ned’s.

 

This picture was taken in the graveyard of the old Melbourne Gaol, which was demolished in 1924, to make way for the Working Men’s College. The crudely engraved initials E.K., standing for Edward Kelly, the notorious bushranger of 50 years ago, are directly over the grave, on a heavy bluestone wall which is being pulled down. The grave, which is covered with rubbish and an old ladder, is a grim reminder of the Kelly gang. The bluestone blocks and grave markers were bought from the government by the shire of Brighton and used to stop erosion along the foreshore. Today 5 Grave markers can be found at Brighton Beach, but sad not Ned’s.

 

ON THIS DAY ……… 17th March 1926

On March 17, 1926 Mrs Primrose Whyte was killed while swimming near the jetty at Brighton Beach, South Australia. The shark was believed most likely to have been a Great White shark. Mrs Whyte had been a children’s swimming instructor and was memorialized with the erection of a granite drink fountain on The Esplanade.

 

 

On this day ………… 7th February 1914

A shocking fatality occurred on a train from Brighton Beach to Melbourne, on this day in 1914. Alice Morris aged 11 years, was returning from the a day at the beach, when the accident happened. Between Richmond and Melbourne, the child put her hand out of the window, which was struck by an open door of a passing train. Her arm was severed at the wrist and was flung into the next compartment striking an occupant in the face. The child fell back in a fainting position. Once at Flinders Street Station, the child was rushed to hospital, but died before arriving.

 

 

This picture was taken in the graveyard of the old Melbourne Gaol, which was demolished in 1924, to make way for the Working Men’s College. The crudely engraved initials E.K., standing for Edward Kelly, the notorious bushranger of 50 years ago, are directly over the grave, on a heavy bluestone wall which is being pulled down. The grave, which is covered with rubbish and an old ladder, is a grim reminder of the Kelly gang. The bluestone blocks and grave markers were bought from the government by the shire of Brighton and used to stop erosion along the foreshore. Today 5 Grave markers can be found at Brighton Beach, but sad not Ned’s.

 

ON THIS DAY ……… 17th March 1926

On March 17, 1926 Mrs Primrose Whyte was killed while swimming near the jetty at Brighton Beach, South Australia. The shark was believed most likely to have been a Great White shark. Mrs Whyte had been a children’s swimming instructor and was memorialized with the erection of a granite drink fountain on The Esplanade.

 

 

On this day ………… 7th February 1914

A shocking fatality occurred on a train from Brighton Beach to Melbourne, on this day in 1914. Alice Morris aged 11 years, was returning from the a day at the beach, when the accident happened. Between Richmond and Melbourne, the child put her hand out of the window, which was struck by an open door of a passing train. Her arm was severed at the wrist and was flung into the next compartment striking an occupant in the face. The child fell back in a fainting position. Once at Flinders Street Station, the child was rushed to hospital, but died before arriving.