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On This Day – November 1, 1934

Charged with having murdered John Stanley Gibson, 27, laborer, of Webb Street, Altona, at Brooklyn on November. 1, Wolsley Alfred Vivian Watson, 20, laborer, of Miller’s Road, Brooklyn, appeared under remand at the City Court today, and was further remanded to November 22.

The police prosecutor said the City Coroner (Mr D. Grant, P.M.), would hold an inquest on Gibson on November 21.

When Watson was before the court Mr Bond, P.M., refused to grant bail. Today Mr L. W. Hartnett (who appeared for Watson) announced that he had applied to the Chief Justice, Sir William Irvine, who had granted bail in £250, with a similar surety.

At Mr Hartnett’s request, Mr Bond granted bail in the same amount today.

ON THIS DAY – February 16, 1969

BROOKLYN

A 27-year-old Scottish migrant appeared in the City Court charged with the murder of a girl aged 17 at Brooklyn on this day in 1969. George Lindsay Banner, plant operator, of Chirnside Street, West Footscray, was charged with the murder of Josephine Currie, of Bellair Street, Kensington. Det-First Constable N. J. Mclntyre. of the homicide squad, told Mr J. Moloney, SM, that Miss Currie was at a party in a West Brunswick flat on the fateful night. He said it was alleged that Banner offered to drive her home but instead drove to Brooklyn where he strangled her. Banner had subsequently taken police to a remote area near Frankston where he had taken the body and covered it. Banner had come from Scotland 10 years ago. He was living with his parents, having separated from his wife who was caring for his young daughter.

 

On This Day – November 1, 1934

Charged with having murdered John Stanley Gibson, 27, laborer, of Webb Street, Altona, at Brooklyn on November. 1, Wolsley Alfred Vivian Watson, 20, laborer, of Miller’s Road, Brooklyn, appeared under remand at the City Court today, and was further remanded to November 22.

The police prosecutor said the City Coroner (Mr D. Grant, P.M.), would hold an inquest on Gibson on November 21.

When Watson was before the court Mr Bond, P.M., refused to grant bail. Today Mr L. W. Hartnett (who appeared for Watson) announced that he had applied to the Chief Justice, Sir William Irvine, who had granted bail in £250, with a similar surety.

At Mr Hartnett’s request, Mr Bond granted bail in the same amount today.

ON THIS DAY – February 16, 1969

BROOKLYN

A 27-year-old Scottish migrant appeared in the City Court charged with the murder of a girl aged 17 at Brooklyn on this day in 1969. George Lindsay Banner, plant operator, of Chirnside Street, West Footscray, was charged with the murder of Josephine Currie, of Bellair Street, Kensington. Det-First Constable N. J. Mclntyre. of the homicide squad, told Mr J. Moloney, SM, that Miss Currie was at a party in a West Brunswick flat on the fateful night. He said it was alleged that Banner offered to drive her home but instead drove to Brooklyn where he strangled her. Banner had subsequently taken police to a remote area near Frankston where he had taken the body and covered it. Banner had come from Scotland 10 years ago. He was living with his parents, having separated from his wife who was caring for his young daughter.