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On this day ……… 30th of May 1911

At the Ballarat Supreme Court, Louisa Rooke was charged with the murder on May 30 of Ellen Maud Wilson. The evidence was, practically a repetition of that given at the inquest. lt was alleged that accused performed an illegal operation. The defence was that the injuries were self inflicted. The jury found accused guilty and she was sentenced to death.

 

ON THIS DAY – June 15, 1911

Louisa Rooke, aged 32 years, a married woman, appeared before the Ballarat Supreme Court, on a charge of having murdered Ella Maud Wilson, aged 29 years, a single woman, at Ballarat. It was alleged that the accused had performed an illegal operation. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty. Mr. Justice Hood said the jury had returned the only verdict that they, as honest men, could have brought in. He then sentenced Mrs. Rooke to death. The woman was helped out of the dock by a warden, being on the point of collapsing. Rooke sentenced was commuted to 5 years in Gaol.

 

On this day ……… 30th of May 1911

At the Ballarat Supreme Court, Louisa Rooke was charged with the murder on May 30 of Ellen Maud Wilson. The evidence was, practically a repetition of that given at the inquest. lt was alleged that accused performed an illegal operation. The defence was that the injuries were self inflicted. The jury found accused guilty and she was sentenced to death.

 

ON THIS DAY – June 15, 1911

Louisa Rooke, aged 32 years, a married woman, appeared before the Ballarat Supreme Court, on a charge of having murdered Ella Maud Wilson, aged 29 years, a single woman, at Ballarat. It was alleged that the accused had performed an illegal operation. The jury brought in a verdict of guilty. Mr. Justice Hood said the jury had returned the only verdict that they, as honest men, could have brought in. He then sentenced Mrs. Rooke to death. The woman was helped out of the dock by a warden, being on the point of collapsing. Rooke sentenced was commuted to 5 years in Gaol.

 

On this day ……… 30th of May 1911

At the Ballarat Supreme Court, Louisa Rooke was charged with the murder on May 30 of Ellen Maud Wilson. The evidence was, practically a repetition of that given at the inquest. lt was alleged that accused performed an illegal operation. The defence was that the injuries were self inflicted. The jury found accused guilty and she was sentenced to death.