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ON THIS DAY – November 4, 1948

Charged with the murder of his wife, Evelyn Fisher (63) at their flat on November 4, Harold Fisher (66), of Canterbury road. Middle Park, was remanded in the City Court to-day Without bail until November 19 Police evidence was that Mrs. Fisher died from strangulation. A note found, apparently written by Fisher, said that he killed his wife and intended taking his own life.  On arrival at the flat last Friday the police said they found Fisher lying on the floor In front of the gas oven, which was turned on. He was unconscious, and his wife was lying beside him, dead.

 

 

 

On this day …….. 23rd of October 1929

Mrs. Ellen Bell, who had resided in Australia for 75 years, died on this day in 1929 at
her daughter’s residence at Middle Park, Victoria aged 103. For the greater part of the 71 years she lived near Kyneton.

 

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 27, 2011

Former South Australian horse trainer Les Samba was shot dead in what appears to be a targeted attack, on this day in 2011. The 60-year-old was shot about 9.40pm on Beaconsfield Parade, in the suburb of Middle Park, after an argument with another man. Detective Inspector John Potter from the Homicide Squad says police believed Mr Samba had parked and locked his car, a 2010 silver Hyundai sedan, and set off to attend a meeting. He was seen running down Beaconsfield Parade near his car as he was shot several times in the body and head. Mr Samba was in Melbourne for the thoroughbred yearling sales. While he trained many winners, Samba, who lived in Sydney, also enjoyed much success as an owner. He raced Gorky Park, which won the Geelong Classic and ran second behind Efficient in the 2006 Victoria Derby.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – November 4, 1948

Charged with the murder of his wife, Evelyn Fisher (63) at their flat on November 4, Harold Fisher (66), of Canterbury road. Middle Park, was remanded in the City Court to-day Without bail until November 19 Police evidence was that Mrs. Fisher died from strangulation. A note found, apparently written by Fisher, said that he killed his wife and intended taking his own life.  On arrival at the flat last Friday the police said they found Fisher lying on the floor In front of the gas oven, which was turned on. He was unconscious, and his wife was lying beside him, dead.

 

 

 

On this day …….. 23rd of October 1929

Mrs. Ellen Bell, who had resided in Australia for 75 years, died on this day in 1929 at
her daughter’s residence at Middle Park, Victoria aged 103. For the greater part of the 71 years she lived near Kyneton.

 

ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 27, 2011

Former South Australian horse trainer Les Samba was shot dead in what appears to be a targeted attack, on this day in 2011. The 60-year-old was shot about 9.40pm on Beaconsfield Parade, in the suburb of Middle Park, after an argument with another man. Detective Inspector John Potter from the Homicide Squad says police believed Mr Samba had parked and locked his car, a 2010 silver Hyundai sedan, and set off to attend a meeting. He was seen running down Beaconsfield Parade near his car as he was shot several times in the body and head. Mr Samba was in Melbourne for the thoroughbred yearling sales. While he trained many winners, Samba, who lived in Sydney, also enjoyed much success as an owner. He raced Gorky Park, which won the Geelong Classic and ran second behind Efficient in the 2006 Victoria Derby.