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On This Day……… 10th April 1865

On this day in 1865, the inquest was held into the shooting death of the notorious Bushranger Dan Morgan. It was found that John Wendlan, an employee of Rutherford and McPherson of Peechelba, had shot and killed Morgan. The verdict of the inquest was that the killing of Morgan by Wendlan had been justifiable homicide.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – April 2, 1936

BENDIGO

SHOT FIRED – MURDER CHARGE FAILS.

In the Bendigo Supreme Court, Harry White, 55, labourer, was charged with the murder of William Chandler (40), labourer, who died in the Bendigo Hospital on the 2nd of April, as the result of a bullet wound in the stomach. Evidence showed that on the night of February 19, Chandler went home under the influence of liquor. He had an altercation with his wife and children, who left the house. Chandler followed, caught up with his wife, and kicked and punched her. When White came along Chandler punched his wife on his shoulder; then a shot was fired, and he fell. The main point raised at the trial was whether the case was one of justifiable homicide. The jury found the accused not guilty of murder, and also acquitted him of the alternative charge of manslaughter.

 

ON THIS DAY – February 27, 1932

Reginald Barker aged 17, a prisoner at the Pentridge Gaol, at Coburg, Melbourne, attempted to escape on the 27th of February 1932. During his attempt Barker wounded Warder Dowd and himself was shot dead. After hearing the evidence the coroner recorded a finding of justifiable homicide. Warder Dowd, who was shot in the stomach by Barker, remained in hospital for another three months.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 19, 1936

Bendigo

In the Bendigo Supreme Court, Harry White, 55, labourer, was charged with the murder of William Chandler 40, labourer, who died in the Bendigo Hospital on April the 2nd, as the result of a bullet wound in the stomach. Evidence showed that on the night of February the 19th, Chandler went home under the influence of liquor. He had an altercation with his wife and children, who left the house. Chandler followed, caught up with his wife, and kicked and punched her. When White came along Chandler punched his wife on her shoulder and a shot was fired, and he fell. The main point raised at the trial was whether the case was one of justifiable homicide. The jury found the accused not guilty of murder, and also acquitted him of the alternative charge of manslaughter.

 

 

On This Day……… 10th April 1865

On this day in 1865, the inquest was held into the shooting death of the notorious Bushranger Dan Morgan. It was found that John Wendlan, an employee of Rutherford and McPherson of Peechelba, had shoot and killed Morgan. The verdict of the inquest was that the killing of Morgan by Wendlan had been justifiable homicide.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – April 2, 1936

BENDIGO

SHOT FIRED – MURDER CHARGE FAILS.

In the Bendigo Supreme Court, Harry White, 55, labourer, was charged with the murder of William Chandler (40), labourer, who died in the Bendigo Hospital on the 2nd of April, as the result of a bullet wound in the stomach. Evidence showed that on the night of February 19, Chandler went home under the influence of liquor. He had an altercation with his wife and children, who left the house. Chandler followed, caught up with his wife, and kicked and punched her. When White came along Chandler punched his wife on his shoulder; then a shot was fired, and he fell. The main point raised at the trial was whether the case was one of justifiable homicide. The jury found the accused not guilty of murder, and also acquitted him of the alternative charge of manslaughter.

 

ON THIS DAY – February 27, 1932

Reginald Barker aged 17, a prisoner at the Pentridge Gaol, at Coburg, Melbourne, attempted to escape on the 27th of February 1932. During his attempt Barker wounded Warder Dowd and himself was shot dead. After hearing the evidence the coroner recorded a finding of justifiable homicide. Warder Dowd, who was shot in the stomach by Barker, remained in hospital for another three months.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 19, 1936

Bendigo

In the Bendigo Supreme Court, Harry White, 55, labourer, was charged with the murder of William Chandler 40, labourer, who died in the Bendigo Hospital on April the 2nd, as the result of a bullet wound in the stomach. Evidence showed that on the night of February the 19th, Chandler went home under the influence of liquor. He had an altercation with his wife and children, who left the house. Chandler followed, caught up with his wife, and kicked and punched her. When White came along Chandler punched his wife on her shoulder and a shot was fired, and he fell. The main point raised at the trial was whether the case was one of justifiable homicide. The jury found the accused not guilty of murder, and also acquitted him of the alternative charge of manslaughter.