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ON THIS DAY …. 8th April 1912

COLLINGWOOD

Police investigated the death of William Hughes Parker. The tragedy was complicated by the temporary disappearance of Frederick John Parker, an elder brother of the dead man. On this day in 1912, a tall young man, dressed in a blue sac suit and a blue sweater, walked into the Detective Office and informed Detective Johnson that he was Frederick Parker. He had read an account of the death of his brother, and until that time was unaware that his brother had died. He had stayed the night at a restaurant in the city. Detective Johnson detained him until the arrival of Detective Bear, who has charge of the investigation. Parker declined to make any statement. Frederick Parker has a recent cut on his upper lip, the wound was stitched at St. Vincents Hospital, Parker was locked up by Detective Bear and Constable Brown in the city watch house on the charge of the wilful murder of his brother. Before Frederick Parker was locked up the coat he was wearing when he called at the Detective Office was taken possession of by Detective Bear, and another one was supplied to him.

 

On This Day ……. 16th May 1860

One of the larger than life characters of the early gold rush in North East Victoria was locked up in the Beechworth Gaol on this day in 1860. Doctor Radley had been practising in Chiltern, where there was some doubt about him being qualified doctor. Popular opinion was that he was an aristocrat named Jowitt, in hiding from some overseas scandal. He was certainly a man of considerable talent. During his time in Beechworth Gaol awaiting trail for manslaughter, (for a treatment that didn’t work out), he helped the inmates of the gaol prepare briefs for their trials. He was later tried in Melbourne, and then turned up in Sydney conducting a radical newspaper, exposing the alleged mis-deeds of Sydney society.

On This Day……… 9th April 1907

Melbourne Gaol

On this day in 1907, Addison Beverage, an elderly woman was locked up in the Central Melbourne Gaol, on a charge of drunkenness. As she became ill, she was removed to the Gaol hospital, where she died.

 

 

ON THIS DAY …. 8th April 1912

COLLINGWOOD

Police investigated the death of William Hughes Parker. The tragedy was complicated by the temporary disappearance of Frederick John Parker, an elder brother of the dead man. On this day in 1912, a tall young man, dressed in a blue sac suit and a blue sweater, walked into the Detective Office and informed Detective Johnson that he was Frederick Parker. He had read an account of the death of his brother, and until that time was unaware that his brother had died. He had stayed the night at a restaurant in the city. Detective Johnson detained him until the arrival of Detective Bear, who has charge of the investigation. Parker declined to make any statement. Frederick Parker has a recent cut on his upper lip, the wound was stitched at St. Vincents Hospital, Parker was locked up by Detective Bear and Constable Brown in the city watch house on the charge of the wilful murder of his brother. Before Frederick Parker was locked up the coat he was wearing when he called at the Detective Office was taken possession of by Detective Bear, and another one was supplied to him.

 

On This Day ……. 16th May 1860

One of the larger than life characters of the early gold rush in North East Victoria was locked up in the Beechworth Gaol on this day in 1860. Doctor Radley had been practising in Chiltern, where there was some doubt about him being qualified doctor. Popular opinion was that he was an aristocrat named Jowitt, in hiding from some overseas scandal. He was certainly a man of considerable talent. During his time in Beechworth Gaol awaiting trail for manslaughter, (for a treatment that didn’t work out), he helped the inmates of the gaol prepare briefs for their trials. He was later tried in Melbourne, and then turned up in Sydney conducting a radical newspaper, exposing the alleged mis-deeds of Sydney society.

On This Day……… 9th April 1907

Melbourne Gaol

On this day in 1907, Addison Beverage, an elderly woman was locked up in the Central Melbourne Gaol, on a charge of drunkenness. As she became ill, she was removed to the Gaol hospital, where she died.

 

 

ON THIS DAY …. 8th April 1912

COLLINGWOOD

Police investigated the death of William Hughes Parker. The tragedy was complicated by the temporary disappearance of Frederick John Parker, an elder brother of the dead man. On this day in 1912, a tall young man, dressed in a blue sac suit and a blue sweater, walked into the Detective Office and informed Detective Johnson that he was Frederick Parker. He had read an account of the death of his brother, and until that time was unaware that his brother had died. He had stayed the night at a restaurant in the city. Detective Johnson detained him until the arrival of Detective Bear, who has charge of the investigation. Parker declined to make any statement. Frederick Parker has a recent cut on his upper lip, the wound was stitched at St. Vincents Hospital, Parker was locked up by Detective Bear and Constable Brown in the city watch house on the charge of the wilful murder of his brother. Before Frederick Parker was locked up the coat he was wearing when he called at the Detective Office was taken possession of by Detective Bear, and another one was supplied to him.