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On This Day ……. 29th June 1911

On this day in 1911, Ah Loy, a Chinese, who resided in Geelong appeared on remand at the City Court on a charge of having in his position four tins opium. Ah Loy was sentenced to Geelong Gaol.

ON THIS DAY – June 16, 1907

Dominic Tarrabouchier, an Austrian fisherman, who stabbed Constable Cawsey, who in turn shot him, at Portarlington on June 16, was before the City Court, charged with wounding and assaulting with intent to murder May Mitchell. The accused was remanded.

 

On This Day – October 12, 1947

When Joseph J Wells (34), of South Melbourne was charged in the City Court yesterday with having murdered, George Ryder on October 12, Mr J. Long, for Wells, said he had acted to protect Ryder’s wife.  Wells was remanded until Monday. Bail was refused.

Long said that Wells hit Ryder on the head with a bottle and later voluntarily went to the South Melbourne police station to see if a charge had been laid against him.

On This Day ……. 29th June 1911

On this day in 1911, Ah Loy, a Chinese, who resided in Geelong appeared on remand at the City Court on a charge of having in his position four tins opium. Ah Loy was sentenced to Geelong Gaol.

ON THIS DAY – June 16, 1907

Dominic Tarrabouchier, an Austrian fisherman, who stabbed Constable Cawsey, who in turn shot him, at Portarlington on June 16, was before the City Court, charged with wounding and assaulting with intent to murder May Mitchell. The accused was remanded.

 

ON THIS DAY……22nd May 1926

Arthur Kerchival who was charge with having murdered Mrs Margaret Edgell, at Preston, on this day in 1926, was withdrawn in the City Court. Sergeant Seales said that Kerchival had been committed for trial on a charge of manslaughter by the city coroner Mr. Berriman.

 

ON THIS DAY……21st May 1921

When Frederick William Lohse appeared at the City Court on a charge of having murdered George Day at Newport on this day in 1921. Sub-Inspector Kane asked that in view of the verdict of misadventure, returned by the Coroner at the Inquest on the body of Day, the charge be withdrawn. The Bench granted the request. Day as the victim of a practical joke at Newport workshops when compressed air was forced into his body by means of a high tension power drill.

 

ON THIS DAY……. 20th May 1950

Two men charged with murder were remanded in the City Court and bail was refused for both men. Senior-Detective W. Mooney alleged that Francis Gordon Millar, of St. Catherine’s College, Heyington Place, Toorak, murdered his wife, Marie Edna Millar, after a quarrel on this day in 1950. Alfred James Hodgkin, of Glen Wills, is charged with having murdered Donald Forsyth, also of Glen Wills, with a .22 pea rifle after a quarrel over a woman.

 

On This Day ……. 10th May 1900

An assault of a most unprovoked character was committed outside of Menzies’ hotel, in Bourke street, Melbourne on this day in 1900, the assailant being a man named Patrick Prendereast. Whilst Michael Gosa a warder in the Geelong gaol, was passing in front of the hotel, he was suddenly struck-by Prendergast a violent blow. Turning round, Goss saw his assailant in a fighting attitude, but before Prendergast could deliver another blow, Goss had grappled him and thrown him down. At the City Court, Prendergast was charged with unlawful assault, and sentenced to three months’ imprisonment.

 

On This Day ……. 4th May 1955

Joseph Stanley Bundy, labourer, served two years and seven months’ imprisonment, pleaded guilty in Geelong City Court on this day in 1955 to a charge of having at Geelong on June 24, 1954, driven a car while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. He was fined £25, in default imprisonment for six weeks in a Geelong Gaol, and had his licence suspended for two years.

On This Day ……. 24th April 1922

At the City Court on this day in 1922, Victor Marin was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment at Geelong gaol for having been found without sufficient lawful means of support.

 

ON THIS DAY – April 5, 1915

CARLTON

The charge of murder against Charles Wilson in connection with the death of James Gregory in a disturbance at Carlton on this day in 1915 was withdrawn at the City Court. Detective Bannon, who has been making inquiries into the affray, stated that it was not the intention of the Crown to go on with the charge of murder, it was intended to file a presentment on a charge of manslaughter. The Chairman of the Bench filed for a certificate from the Crown to that effect. Subsequently Detective Bannon obtained a memorandum from the Crown Law department that no certificate, was required, as Wilson was in custody. The memorandum further set forth that the Crown had filed presentments against Charles Wilson and also James Andrews, both of whom were now charged with the manslaughter of James Gregory. A Judge’s order had been served on the gaoler, and Wilson would now be brought before the Criminal Court. The Bench consented to the charge against Wilson being withdrawn.