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ON THIS DAY …….4th August 1945

Inquest into the death of 24-year-old WAAAF Corporal Vera Matilda Wiper, of Adelaide, was opened before Coroner Tingate today.

Corporal Wipers body, covered by an overcoat, was found by a milk carter at Auburn on July 15. Five women and two men who have been charged with her murder, were present in Court. They are: 56-year-old widow Ruby Carlos, and 26-year-old married woman Iris Carlos, both of South Yarra; 32-year-old married woman Lillian Halsinger, of Northcote; 25 year-old WAAAF Alice Pearson, and her mother, 49-year-old Josephine Pearson, of Auburn; 37-year-old assistant Health Inspector James Loughnan, of Richmond, and 25-year-old Flight-Lieut James Henry Greaves.

Flight-Sergeant Raymond Atkinson, R.A.A-F.. said that he went to the Pearson home about 8 p.m. on July 13. -Corporal Wiper was there, also Mr. and Mrs. Pearson and Loughnan. During the evening Corporal Wiper and Loughnan left, and he did not see her again. Soon after this evidence was given, Mrs. Ruby Carlos became ill and was absent from Court for a quarter of an hour. Dr. Wright Smith said that an autopsy revealed that death was due to shock following an attempted illegal operation. Corporal Wiper’s condition was advanced about four months. Death had taken place about 24 hours before he made his examination oh July 15.

 

ON THIS DAY …….4th August 1945

Inquest into the death of 24-year-old WAAAF Corporal Vera Matilda Wiper, of Adelaide, was opened before Coroner Tingate today.

Corporal Wipers body, covered by an overcoat, was found by a milk carter at Auburn on July 15. Five women and two men who have been charged with her murder, were present in Court. They are: 56-year-old widow Ruby Carlos, and 26-year-old married woman Iris Carlos, both of South Yarra; 32-year-old married woman Lillian Halsinger, of Northcote; 25 year-old WAAAF Alice Pearson, and her mother, 49-year-old Josephine Pearson, of Auburn; 37-year-old assistant Health Inspector James Loughnan, of Richmond, and 25-year-old Flight-Lieut James Henry Greaves.

Flight-Sergeant Raymond Atkinson, R.A.A-F.. said that he went to the Pearson home about 8 p.m. on July 13. -Corporal Wiper was there, also Mr. and Mrs. Pearson and Loughnan. During the evening Corporal Wiper and Loughnan left, and he did not see her again. Soon after this evidence was given, Mrs. Ruby Carlos became ill and was absent from Court for a quarter of an hour. Dr. Wright Smith said that an autopsy revealed that death was due to shock following an attempted illegal operation. Corporal Wiper’s condition was advanced about four months. Death had taken place about 24 hours before he made his examination oh July 15.

 

On This Day……… 5th April 1925

Wangaratta

There was great excitement in Wangaratta on this day 1925. The huge water tank which towered over nearby homes in Docker Street near the railway lane collapsed. There had been concerns during the building of the tank that all was not well and that it wasn’t up to standard, and the tank proved critics right, although there were suggestions the filling of the tank had been carried out correctly. Quite suddenly, without warning the tank fell to earth with such a resounding thump that Wangaratta resident thought there had been an earthquake. As it collapsed, it brought down power lines, blacking out parts of town, and narrowly missing the McDonalds house.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – April 2, 1925

CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. THREE PERSONS COMMITTED.

On the 2nd of April, a four storied building which was being erected for the British Australasian Tobacco Company collapsed and four workmen were killed. The coroner, after an exhaustive inquiry, committed George . A. Royal (clerk of works), William Robert Astley Cooper (contractor), and Francis James Davis (architect) for trial on a charge of manslaughter.

 

ON THIS DAY …….4th August 1945

Inquest into the death of 24-year-old WAAAF Corporal Vera Matilda Wiper, of Adelaide, was opened before Coroner Tingate today.

Corporal Wipers body, covered by an overcoat, was found by a milk carter at Auburn on July 15. Five women and two men who have been charged with her murder, were present in Court. They are: 56-year-old widow Ruby Carlos, and 26-year-old married woman Iris Carlos, both of South Yarra; 32-year-old married woman Lillian Halsinger, of Northcote; 25 year-old WAAAF Alice Pearson, and her mother, 49-year-old Josephine Pearson, of Auburn; 37-year-old assistant Health Inspector James Loughnan, of Richmond, and 25-year-old Flight-Lieut James Henry Greaves.

Flight-Sergeant Raymond Atkinson, R.A.A-F.. said that he went to the Pearson home about 8 p.m. on July 13. -Corporal Wiper was there, also Mr. and Mrs. Pearson and Loughnan. During the evening Corporal Wiper and Loughnan left, and he did not see her again. Soon after this evidence was given, Mrs. Ruby Carlos became ill and was absent from Court for a quarter of an hour. Dr. Wright Smith said that an autopsy revealed that death was due to shock following an attempted illegal operation. Corporal Wiper’s condition was advanced about four months. Death had taken place about 24 hours before he made his examination oh July 15.

 

On This Day……… 5th April 1925

Wangaratta

There was great excitement in Wangaratta on this day 1925. The huge water tank which towered over nearby homes in Docker Street near the railway lane collapsed. There had been concerns during the building of the tank that all was not well and that it wasn’t up to standard, and the tank proved critics right, although there were suggestions the filling of the tank had been carried out correctly. Quite suddenly, without warning the tank fell to earth with such a resounding thump that Wangaratta resident thought there had been an earthquake. As it collapsed, it brought down power lines, blacking out parts of town, and narrowly missing the McDonalds house.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – April 2, 1925

CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. THREE PERSONS COMMITTED.

On the 2nd of April, a four storied building which was being erected for the British Australasian Tobacco Company collapsed and four workmen were killed. The coroner, after an exhaustive inquiry, committed George . A. Royal (clerk of works), William Robert Astley Cooper (contractor), and Francis James Davis (architect) for trial on a charge of manslaughter.

 

SINGER DIES IN SANTA CLAUS COSTUME – SYDNEY 1936

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While wearing a Santa Claus costume in a city store, John Little, well-known baritone, collapsed and died.