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ON THIS DAY …. 8th April 1912

COLLINGWOOD

Police investigated the death of William Hughes Parker. The tragedy was complicated by the temporary disappearance of Frederick John Parker, an elder brother of the dead man. On this day in 1912, a tall young man, dressed in a blue sac suit and a blue sweater, walked into the Detective Office and informed Detective Johnson that he was Frederick Parker. He had read an account of the death of his brother, and until that time was unaware that his brother had died. He had stayed the night at a restaurant in the city. Detective Johnson detained him until the arrival of Detective Bear, who has charge of the investigation. Parker declined to make any statement. Frederick Parker has a recent cut on his upper lip, the wound was stitched at St. Vincents Hospital, Parker was locked up by Detective Bear and Constable Brown in the city watch house on the charge of the wilful murder of his brother. Before Frederick Parker was locked up the coat he was wearing when he called at the Detective Office was taken possession of by Detective Bear, and another one was supplied to him.

 

ON THIS DAY …. 8th April 1912

COLLINGWOOD

Police investigated the death of William Hughes Parker. The tragedy was complicated by the temporary disappearance of Frederick John Parker, an elder brother of the dead man. On this day in 1912, a tall young man, dressed in a blue sac suit and a blue sweater, walked into the Detective Office and informed Detective Johnson that he was Frederick Parker. He had read an account of the death of his brother, and until that time was unaware that his brother had died. He had stayed the night at a restaurant in the city. Detective Johnson detained him until the arrival of Detective Bear, who has charge of the investigation. Parker declined to make any statement. Frederick Parker has a recent cut on his upper lip, the wound was stitched at St. Vincents Hospital, Parker was locked up by Detective Bear and Constable Brown in the city watch house on the charge of the wilful murder of his brother. Before Frederick Parker was locked up the coat he was wearing when he called at the Detective Office was taken possession of by Detective Bear, and another one was supplied to him.

 

ON THIS DAY …….. 22nd March 1868

There was great excitement in Beechworth, North East Victoria on the 22nd March 1868, when the first lunatic escaped from the newly opened Asylum. A young man suffering from idiocy, escaped from the Asylum by climbing over a section of the Ha Ha wall still in construction. The young man walk down the hill into town and visited Fisher’s Hotels were he met Mr. Superintendent Langley were he asked Langley if he could have a nobbler (beer) and a cigar before being returned to the Asylum. Once back the young man again managed to give the warders the slip and got into Beechworth again, but they were soon on his track, and as people are now aware of his roving propensities, he was quickly handed over to Constable Brown, who took him by the hand. Against this the poor young mans protested, saying, ‘Don’t take my hand, and I won’t bolt, ‘your honour.’ The young man was placed in a lockdown ward, so he couldn’t escape again.

 

 

ON THIS DAY …. 8th April 1912

COLLINGWOOD

Police investigated the death of William Hughes Parker. The tragedy was complicated by the temporary disappearance of Frederick John Parker, an elder brother of the dead man. On this day in 1912, a tall young man, dressed in a blue sac suit and a blue sweater, walked into the Detective Office and informed Detective Johnson that he was Frederick Parker. He had read an account of the death of his brother, and until that time was unaware that his brother had died. He had stayed the night at a restaurant in the city. Detective Johnson detained him until the arrival of Detective Bear, who has charge of the investigation. Parker declined to make any statement. Frederick Parker has a recent cut on his upper lip, the wound was stitched at St. Vincents Hospital, Parker was locked up by Detective Bear and Constable Brown in the city watch house on the charge of the wilful murder of his brother. Before Frederick Parker was locked up the coat he was wearing when he called at the Detective Office was taken possession of by Detective Bear, and another one was supplied to him.

 

ON THIS DAY …….. 22nd March 1868

There was great excitement in Beechworth, North East Victoria on the 22nd March 1868, when the first lunatic escaped from the newly opened Asylum. A young man suffering from idiocy, escaped from the Asylum by climbing over a section of the Ha Ha wall still in construction. The young man walk down the hill into town and visited Fisher’s Hotels were he met Mr. Superintendent Langley were he asked Langley if he could have a nobbler (beer) and a cigar before being returned to the Asylum. Once back the young man again managed to give the warders the slip and got into Beechworth again, but they were soon on his track, and as people are now aware of his roving propensities, he was quickly handed over to Constable Brown, who took him by the hand. Against this the poor young mans protested, saying, ‘Don’t take my hand, and I won’t bolt, ‘your honour.’ The young man was placed in a lockdown ward, so he couldn’t escape again.