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ON THIS DAY …….5th August 1941

Ratcliff Lawson, aged 51 years, from Essendon, and his son, Peter, aged 20 years, were found dead on this day 1941, in a gas filled motor car at Kangaroo Ground, 25 mile, from Melbourne. Police believe that it is a case of murder and suicide. The father had a deep affection for his son, who was a patient in a mental hospital.

 

 

On This Day – September 2, 1954
A stolen, 23-passenger bus ploughed into a 22,000-volt power line in the outer suburb of Bundoora at 9.30 p.m. today, blacking out three mental hospitals and plunging 11 towns over 400 square miles into darkness.
The driver narrowly escaped electrocution as power lines fell around the bus after it had capsized.  The impact was so great that the front wheels were ripped off, the engine hurled from the bus and the top four feet of the heavy power pole snapped off.
The thief scrambled from the glass-littered cabin and fled. Doctors and nurses at the Bundoora, Larundel and Mont Park mental hospitals worked by lantern light, candles and torches to sooth and tend frightened patients during the night State Electricity Commission gangs do not expect to restore power until 6 pm tomorrow.
An SEC spokesman said the thief chose the worst possible pole to crash into. The pole carried the main feeder from the Thomastown power station.
Poultry farmers fear heavy losses due to the failure of lights and incubators.

ON THIS DAY …….5th August 1941

Ratcliff Lawson, aged 51 years, from Essendon, and his son, Peter, aged 20 years, were found dead on this day 1941, in a gas filled motor car at Kangaroo Ground, 25 mile, from Melbourne. Police believe that it is a case of murder and suicide. The father had a deep affection for his son, who was a patient in a mental hospital.

 

 

On This Day – September 2, 1954
A stolen, 23-passenger bus ploughed into a 22,000-volt power line in the outer suburb of Bundoora at 9.30 p.m. today, blacking out three mental hospitals and plunging 11 towns over 400 square miles into darkness.
The driver narrowly escaped electrocution as power lines fell around the bus after it had capsized.  The impact was so great that the front wheels were ripped off, the engine hurled from the bus and the top four feet of the heavy power pole snapped off.
The thief scrambled from the glass-littered cabin and fled. Doctors and nurses at the Bundoora, Larundel and Mont Park mental hospitals worked by lantern light, candles and torches to sooth and tend frightened patients during the night State Electricity Commission gangs do not expect to restore power until 6 pm tomorrow.
An SEC spokesman said the thief chose the worst possible pole to crash into. The pole carried the main feeder from the Thomastown power station.
Poultry farmers fear heavy losses due to the failure of lights and incubators.

ON THIS DAY …….5th August 1941

Ratcliff Lawson, aged 51 years, from Essendon, and his son, Peter, aged 20 years, were found dead on this day 1941, in a gas filled motor car at Kangaroo Ground, 25 mile, from Melbourne. Police believe that it is a case of murder and suicide. The father had a deep affection for his son, who was a patient in a mental hospital.

 

 

In 1987, the Alice Springs police station received a call from a frightened family. The family had stopped for a cup of tea after a morning of rabbit hunting. Then a huge ape like creature, two meters tall and covered in hair, leapt out of an empty water tank and began walking towards them. The family fled to their truck and the creature ran after them before disappearing into the bush. The man, Frank Burns believed it was a man however the women, Phyllis Kenny, told the press she could tell the difference between man and beast and this was definitely a beast. The following day police searched the area and found a man, 203 centimetres tall weighing a estimated 127-159 kg sitting naked by the roadside. The man was then taken to a local mental hospital.