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ON THIS DAY – July 27, 1932

Walter Henderson. (48), farmer, was charged late today with having on July 27, at Albert Park murdered his mother Mrs Sarah Henderson.

MURDER CHARGE FAILS.

The third trial of Walter William Henderson 47, farmer, on a charge of having murdered his mother at their home at Albert Park on July 27, was concluded in the Criminal Court to-night. The Jury found Henderson not guilty and he was discharged. Soon after his acquittal Henderson was arrested on a charge of bigamy.

On This Day ……. 6th June 1904

At the Police Court a middle-aged man named William Beard was charged with assaulting John M’Master, a farmer, residing at Moolap. Evidence was given that on the night in question, Beard turned his wife and children, out of doors. They took shelter at a neighbour’s, and the following night Mr M’Master gave them accommodation. Early in the morning Beard tapped at Mr M’Master’s window, and when the latter put his head out to see who was there, he was struck violently in the face with either a stick or stone. Defendant had nothing to say to the magistrates, and he was sent to gaol for three months.

ON THIS DAY – October 26, 1929

 

Eric Pike (15 1/2)was committed for trial by the Coroner on a charge of willfully murdering a farmer named John Willam Smith (36), at Werrimull on October 26. Smith’s body was found in some timber about a mile from his home. There were indications that he had been dragged some distance behind a cart. He had 11 bullet wounds in the head and body.

On This Day – September 19, 1944

A verdict that George Binns, 40 years, a farmer, of Nhill, died from suffocation accidentally caused was returned by the deputy coroner, Mr. M. F. Kelley, J.P., at the inquest to-day.

Puzzling features were linked with the death of Binns, who was found at 10.40 p.m. on September 19 lying dead face downwards, with portion of his body up the stairs of the Bull and Mouth Hotel, Horsham.

Donald McLean, 36 years, charged with the murder of Binns, was present at the inquest, the charge being automatically withdrawn with the verdict of the coroner. Mr. Kelley said he reached the conclusion that death was accidental because, although there was evidence of deceased having been struck two blows in an encounter with McLean. In McLean’s room, there was not sufficient evidence upon which to come to the conclusion that the effect of those blows contributed materially to the suffocation from which Binns died.

ON THIS DAY – July 27, 1932

Walter Henderson. (48), farmer, was charged late today with having on July 27, at Albert Park murdered his mother Mrs Sarah Henderson.

MURDER CHARGE FAILS.

The third trial of Walter William Henderson 47, farmer, on a charge of having murdered his mother at their home at Albert Park on July 27, was concluded in the Criminal Court to-night. The Jury found Henderson not guilty and he was discharged. Soon after his acquittal Henderson was arrested on a charge of bigamy.

On This Day ……. 6th June 1904

At the Police Court a middle-aged man named William Beard was charged with assaulting John M’Master, a farmer, residing at Moolap. Evidence was given that on the night in question, Beard turned his wife and children, out of doors. They took shelter at a neighbour’s, and the following night Mr M’Master gave them accommodation. Early in the morning Beard tapped at Mr M’Master’s window, and when the latter put his head out to see who was there, he was struck violently in the face with either a stick or stone. Defendant had nothing to say to the magistrates, and he was sent to gaol for three months.

ON THIS DAY …….. 29th March 1955

MYRTLEFORD

An ambulance was used as a court, when Stanislaus Bartosz was remanded on a charge of murder. Bartosz a 40 year old Polish tobacco farmer. As the ambulance stood in the yard at Russell Street Police Headquarters, the Judge stood alongside it, and an interpreter relayed proceedings to Bartosz, who lay inside. He was brought to Melbourne just before the Court, from Myrtleford, where he is alleged to have shot another farmer, and then attempted to commit suicide, on this day in 1955.

 

On This Day – January 5, 1896

An old farmer, aged 67, named Loughlin Byrnes, living at Ultimo, near Clunes, quarrelled with his wife and struck her on the head with an iron bar and then ran into the dairy and cut his own throat with a butcher’s knife. A grandchild gave the alarm to the police and they found Byrnes dead. Mrs. Byrnes suffered a severe scalp wound, but is likely to recover. The cause of the act is unexplained.

 

ON THIS DAY – October 26, 1929

 

Eric Pike (15 1/2)was committed for trial by the Coroner on a charge of willfully murdering a farmer named John Willam Smith (36), at Werrimull on October 26. Smith’s body was found in some timber about a mile from his home. There were indications that he had been dragged some distance behind a cart. He had 11 bullet wounds in the head and body.

On This Day – September 19, 1944

A verdict that George Binns, 40 years, a farmer, of Nhill, died from suffocation accidentally caused was returned by the deputy coroner, Mr. M. F. Kelley, J.P., at the inquest to-day.

Puzzling features were linked with the death of Binns, who was found at 10.40 p.m. on September 19 lying dead face downwards, with portion of his body up the stairs of the Bull and Mouth Hotel, Horsham.

Donald McLean, 36 years, charged with the murder of Binns, was present at the inquest, the charge being automatically withdrawn with the verdict of the coroner. Mr. Kelley said he reached the conclusion that death was accidental because, although there was evidence of deceased having been struck two blows in an encounter with McLean. In McLean’s room, there was not sufficient evidence upon which to come to the conclusion that the effect of those blows contributed materially to the suffocation from which Binns died.

ON THIS DAY – July 27, 1932

Walter Henderson. (48), farmer, was charged late today with having on July 27, at Albert Park murdered his mother Mrs Sarah Henderson.

MURDER CHARGE FAILS.

The third trial of Walter William Henderson 47, farmer, on a charge of having murdered his mother at their home at Albert Park on July 27, was concluded in the Criminal Court to-night. The Jury found Henderson not guilty and he was discharged. Soon after his acquittal Henderson was arrested on a charge of bigamy.

On This Day ……. 6th June 1904

At the Police Court a middle-aged man named William Beard was charged with assaulting John M’Master, a farmer, residing at Moolap. Evidence was given that on the night in question, Beard turned his wife and children, out of doors. They took shelter at a neighbour’s, and the following night Mr M’Master gave them accommodation. Early in the morning Beard tapped at Mr M’Master’s window, and when the latter put his head out to see who was there, he was struck violently in the face with either a stick or stone. Defendant had nothing to say to the magistrates, and he was sent to gaol for three months.