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ON THIS DAY – June 20, 1893

ELSTERNWICK

A sensational narrative has been given to the police at Elsternwick by Jane Cleland, wife of a tailor, who alleges that in June last her husband, James Cleland, administered chloroform to her, and when she was unconscious from its effects endeavoured to suffocate her with the bed tick. The narrative, attested by the woman’s sworn testimony and also by the statement of her daughter, a girl sixteen years of age, led to the drawing up of a criminal warrant by the Clerk of the Court at Elsternwick. This having been signed by a Justice of the Peace was forwarded to the detective office for execution. The warrant charges Cleland with having on June 20th 1893 administered a certain drug to his wife with intent to murder, and this and another and earlier warrant, which accuses him of the less serious offence of wife desertion, are now in the hands of the detectives, who are using their best endeavours to trace the accused. Cleland received two months in gaol.

 

ON THIS DAY – June 5, 1908

The inquest on the death of Hugh Dunn, who was shot at Elsternwick on June 5 was continued to-day. As the result of a test made with the gun, it was shown that the shot must have been fired within a foot of Dunn’s body. The evidence of Edith Dunn, widow, of deceased, showed that on several occasions her late husband had ill-treated her. The hearing was adjourned.

ON THIS DAY – June 20, 1893

ELSTERNWICK

A sensational narrative has been given to the police at Elsternwick by Jane Cleland, wife of a tailor, who alleges that in June last her husband, James Cleland, administered chloroform to her, and when she was unconscious from its effects endeavoured to suffocate her with the bed tick. The narrative, attested by the woman’s sworn testimony and also by the statement of her daughter, a girl sixteen years of age, led to the drawing up of a criminal warrant by the Clerk of the Court at Elsternwick. This having been signed by a Justice of the Peace was forwarded to the detective office for execution. The warrant charges Cleland with having on June 20th 1893 administered a certain drug to his wife with intent to murder, and this and another and earlier warrant, which accuses him of the less serious offence of wife desertion, are now in the hands of the detectives, who are using their best endeavours to trace the accused. Cleland received two months in gaol.

 

ON THIS DAY – June 5, 1908

The inquest on the death of Hugh Dunn, who was shot at Elsternwick on June 5 was continued to-day. As the result of a test made with the gun, it was shown that the shot must have been fired within a foot of Dunn’s body. The evidence of Edith Dunn, widow, of deceased, showed that on several occasions her late husband had ill-treated her. The hearing was adjourned.

On this day …… 29th January 1932

The Lady Loch has set of on her quarterly round of the Victorian and Tasmanian lighthouses. To tho children living in these Isolated areas she is known as the Santa Claus ship. At this time of the year there is something more than household stores on hoard. Books, dolls, beads, almonds and raisins, and a variety of toys form part of the cargo. More than 80 children will participate in the pleasure of receiving these gifts, which have been Bent from Victoria, so that, in their Isolation, they will not be cheated of the pleasure of receiving some thing from Santa Claus. Through the enthusiasm of Miss Alice, Orrong Road, Elsternwick, a consignment of good has been forwarded as Christmas gifts to the lighthouse children for the last eight years. This time parcels of fancy work have been included,’ so that the mothers will not feel neglected. Eager eyes will scan tho horizon for a first glimpse of the Santa Claus ship long before the Lady Loch ls due. It will not be long before the children at Cape Otway and Gabo Island will be opening their, parcels, but the bairns in the lonely spots along the Tasmanian coast will still have to bide a week.

ON THIS DAY – June 20, 1893

ELSTERNWICK

A sensational narrative has been given to the police at Elsternwick by Jane Cleland, wife of a tailor, who alleges that in June last her husband, James Cleland, administered chloroform to her, and when she was unconscious from its effects endeavoured to suffocate her with the bed tick. The narrative, attested by the woman’s sworn testimony and also by the statement of her daughter, a girl sixteen years of age, led to the drawing up of a criminal warrant by the Clerk of the Court at Elsternwick. This having been signed by a Justice of the Peace was forwarded to the detective office for execution. The warrant charges Cleland with having on June 20th 1893 administered a certain drug to his wife with intent to murder, and this and another and earlier warrant, which accuses him of the less serious offence of wife desertion, are now in the hands of the detectives, who are using their best endeavours to trace the accused. Cleland received two months in gaol.

 

ON THIS DAY – June 5, 1908

The inquest on the death of Hugh Dunn, who was shot at Elsternwick on June 5 was continued to-day. As the result of a test made with the gun, it was shown that the shot must have been fired within a foot of Dunn’s body. The evidence of Edith Dunn, widow, of deceased, showed that on several occasions her late husband had ill-treated her. The hearing was adjourned.