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ON THIS DAY…… 9th October 1924

A disturbance on board the S.S. Pennyworth at the Railway Pier on October 4, resulted in the appearance of William John Dunlee, a seaman, in the Geelong City Court. He pleaded guilty to two charges, both of which were preferred by Constable P. A. Browne. His first was that he wilfully damaged two doors and two closed ports, the properly of R. S. Dalgleish and Co. Where he was fine £10, in default one months imprisonment, with hard labor, was imposed. On a second charge of being drunk and disorderly he was fined £5, in default 24 hours imprisonment. The fines were not paid, and Dunlee went to gaol. Evidence was given that Dunlee was 22 years of age. It was reported that Dunlee had threatened officers of the ship with a knife. The chief engineer and second officer of the Pennyworth stated that Dunlee had been signed on at New Zealand, and had only been on the ship for a few days. Dunlee had no excuse to make for his conduct.

 

ON THIS DAY – April 27, 1929

GEELONG WEST

 

Bartolo Natoli, aged 35, an Italian, appeared at the Geelong City Court, charged with the murder of Edward Arthur Jenkins, aged 31, a laborer. The police stated that it was alleged that Natoli stabbed Jenkins three times with a knife in an affray on April 27, and Jenkins subsequently died in hospital. The police have possession of a stiletto-shaped knife, 11 inches long, alleged to have been used in the affray.

 

ON THIS DAY…… 9th October 1924

A disturbance on board the S.S. Pennyworth at the Railway Pier on October 4, resulted in the appearance of William John Dunlee, a seaman, in the Geelong City Court. He pleaded guilty to two charges, both of which were preferred by Constable P. A. Browne. His first was that he wilfully damaged two doors and two closed ports, the properly of R. S. Dalgleish and Co. Where he was fine £10, in default one months imprisonment, with hard labor, was imposed. On a second charge of being drunk and disorderly he was fined £5, in default 24 hours imprisonment. The fines were not paid, and Dunlee went to gaol. Evidence was given that Dunlee was 22 years of age. It was reported that Dunlee had threatened officers of the ship with a knife. The chief engineer and second officer of the Pennyworth stated that Dunlee had been signed on at New Zealand, and had only been on the ship for a few days. Dunlee had no excuse to make for his conduct.

 

ON THIS DAY – April 27, 1929

GEELONG WEST

 

Bartolo Natoli, aged 35, an Italian, appeared at the Geelong City Court, charged with the murder of Edward Arthur Jenkins, aged 31, a laborer. The police stated that it was alleged that Natoli stabbed Jenkins three times with a knife in an affray on April 27, and Jenkins subsequently died in hospital. The police have possession of a stiletto-shaped knife, 11 inches long, alleged to have been used in the affray.