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On this day …….. 22nd of July 1851

Gold was found on this day in 1851, in the streets, Melbourne. Mr H. Firencham, while walking down Bourke St, picked up 4 different size quartz pebble, bearing gold. Firencham also claimed to find gold at Flag Staff and Benevolent Asylum hills. Mr Davis of Elizabeth street, also had the luck to find gold in the gutter at his front door.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 31st May 1910

At the inquiry held into the tragedy which occurred at the Sir Walter Scott Hotel, Elizabeth street, Melbourne on this day in 1910, the Coroner found that John Tunks murdered Melanie Dean, and afterwards committed suicide.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 21st September 1886

A terrible tragedy was enacted on this day in 1886 at Holders’ oyster shop, Elizabeth street, Melbourne. William Williams, brother in law to the owner of the shop, murdered his wife by cutting her throat, and then destroying himself in a similar manner. It appears that Williams, after sending the shop assistant away with a letter, walked into a sitting room where his wife and her mother. Mrs Ludwig, were, and, without saying one word, he pulled out a large carving knife, and stuck it into his wife’s throat, when the poor woman fell to the floor. He then attacked her again, and nearly severed her head from her body, and afterwards he sat down in a chair and cut his own throat. Mrs Ludwig, who was the only other person in the building on seeing her daughter murdered. Both Williams and his wife were found to be dead on their removal to the hospital. Williams was about 30 years of age and his wife 20, and they had been married 11 months. Lately Williams had taken to drink, and jealousy is said to have been the cause of the crime.

 

 

 

On this day …….. 22nd of July 1851

Gold was found on this day in 1851, in the streets, Melbourne. Mr H. Firencham, while walking down Bourke St, picked up 4 different size quartz pebble, bearing gold. Firencham also claimed to find gold at Flag Staff and Benevolent Asylum hills. Mr Davis of Elizabeth street, also had the luck to find gold in the gutter at his front door.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 31st May 1910

At the inquiry held into the tragedy which occurred at the Sir Walter Scott Hotel, Elizabeth street, Melbourne on this day in 1910, the Coroner found that John Tunks murdered Melanie Dean, and afterwards committed suicide.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 21st September 1886

A terrible tragedy was enacted on this day in 1886 at Holders’ oyster shop, Elizabeth street, Melbourne. William Williams, brother in law to the owner of the shop, murdered his wife by cutting her throat, and then destroying himself in a similar manner. It appears that Williams, after sending the shop assistant away with a letter, walked into a sitting room where his wife and her mother. Mrs Ludwig, were, and, without saying one word, he pulled out a large carving knife, and stuck it into his wife’s throat, when the poor woman fell to the floor. He then attacked her again, and nearly severed her head from her body, and afterwards he sat down in a chair and cut his own throat. Mrs Ludwig, who was the only other person in the building on seeing her daughter murdered. Both Williams and his wife were found to be dead on their removal to the hospital. Williams was about 30 years of age and his wife 20, and they had been married 11 months. Lately Williams had taken to drink, and jealousy is said to have been the cause of the crime.

 

 

 

On this day …….. 22nd of July 1851

Gold was found on this day in 1851, in the streets, Melbourne. Mr H. Firencham, while walking down Bourke St, picked up 4 different size quartz pebble, bearing gold. Firencham also claimed to find gold at Flag Staff and Benevolent Asylum hills. Mr Davis of Elizabeth street, also had the luck to find gold in the gutter at his front door.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 31st May 1910

At the inquiry held into the tragedy which occurred at the Sir Walter Scott Hotel, Elizabeth street, Melbourne on this day in 1910, the Coroner found that John Tunks murdered Melanie Dean, and afterwards committed suicide.

 

12388260_223077841356685_1145841239_nDuring the Christmas season of 1849, enterprising confectioner John Yewers of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, baked an enormous Christmas cake. It weighed 90kg, was 1.2m high and 4.8m in circumference. Because no single customer would buy it, Yewers raffled the cake and managed to get it off his hands for a profit