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ON THIS DAY – July 27, 1932

Walter Henderson. (48), farmer, was charged late today with having on July 27, at Albert Park murdered his mother Mrs Sarah Henderson.

MURDER CHARGE FAILS.

The third trial of Walter William Henderson 47, farmer, on a charge of having murdered his mother at their home at Albert Park on July 27, was concluded in the Criminal Court to-night. The Jury found Henderson not guilty and he was discharged. Soon after his acquittal Henderson was arrested on a charge of bigamy.

ON THIS DAY – October 24, 1934

Mrs Ena McKenzie, 38, who allegedly who drowned her three children in the sea at Cowes on October 24. was to-day acquitted by the Criminal Court of a charge of murder on the grounds of insanity. Evidence was given that Mrs McKenzie had a distressing line of hardship, until her health broke down.

ON THIS DAY – July 27, 1932

Walter Henderson. (48), farmer, was charged late today with having on July 27, at Albert Park murdered his mother Mrs Sarah Henderson.

MURDER CHARGE FAILS.

The third trial of Walter William Henderson 47, farmer, on a charge of having murdered his mother at their home at Albert Park on July 27, was concluded in the Criminal Court to-night. The Jury found Henderson not guilty and he was discharged. Soon after his acquittal Henderson was arrested on a charge of bigamy.

Have you ever wanted to scare your mother……. Why not bring your mother on a ghost tour of the old Geelong gaol this Sunday Night. What better way to spend Mother’s Day night……

For information and bookings please call 1300 865 800

ON THIS DAY…….. 3th April 1915

MELBOURNE

MOTHER COMMITTED FOR MURDER

After holding an enquiry at the morgue into the death at the Children’s Hospital, on this day in 1915, of George Lonsdale, who was two weeks old. The coroner returned a finding that the child died from poisoning, a certain preparation having been administered by his mother, Emma Leah Lonsdale, aged 17 years, who he committed for trial on a charge of murder. Bail of one surety of £600 was allowed.

 

ON THIS DAY …….. 1st April 1901

HEALESVILLE

Catherine and Hester Brown, mother and daughter, were charged with the murder of a newly-born male child on this day in 1901, at Healesville. Hester Brown, in a statement made to the police, and which was read in court, admitted having given birth to an illegitimate male child on the same day. She saw the child after birth on the bed, and then fainted. On returning to consciousness she heard the infant breathing hard. Then she fell asleep. She was afterwards informed by her mother that the baby was dead, and that she and her mother had smothered and buried it. She knew where the child was buried, and so did her daughter Emma. She further said she had wished the infant to live, and that it was not her fault that it was not alive now. The jury found that the accused were guilty of concealment of birth.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – October 24, 1934

Mrs Ena McKenzie, 38, who allegedly who drowned her three children in the sea at Cowes on October 24. was to-day acquitted by the Criminal Court of a charge of murder on the grounds of insanity. Evidence was given that Mrs McKenzie had a distressing line of hardship, until her health broke down.

ON THIS DAY – July 27, 1932

Walter Henderson. (48), farmer, was charged late today with having on July 27, at Albert Park murdered his mother Mrs Sarah Henderson.

MURDER CHARGE FAILS.

The third trial of Walter William Henderson 47, farmer, on a charge of having murdered his mother at their home at Albert Park on July 27, was concluded in the Criminal Court to-night. The Jury found Henderson not guilty and he was discharged. Soon after his acquittal Henderson was arrested on a charge of bigamy.

Have you ever wanted to scare your mother……. Why not bring your mother on a ghost tour of the old Geelong gaol this Sunday Night. What better way to spend Mother’s Day night……

For information and bookings please call 1300 865 800

ON THIS DAY…….. 3th April 1915

MELBOURNE

MOTHER COMMITTED FOR MURDER

After holding an enquiry at the morgue into the death at the Children’s Hospital, on this day in 1915, of George Lonsdale, who was two weeks old. The coroner returned a finding that the child died from poisoning, a certain preparation having been administered by his mother, Emma Leah Lonsdale, aged 17 years, who he committed for trial on a charge of murder. Bail of one surety of £600 was allowed.

 

ON THIS DAY …….. 1st April 1901

HEALESVILLE

Catherine and Hester Brown, mother and daughter, were charged with the murder of a newly-born male child on this day in 1901, at Healesville. Hester Brown, in a statement made to the police, and which was read in court, admitted having given birth to an illegitimate male child on the same day. She saw the child after birth on the bed, and then fainted. On returning to consciousness she heard the infant breathing hard. Then she fell asleep. She was afterwards informed by her mother that the baby was dead, and that she and her mother had smothered and buried it. She knew where the child was buried, and so did her daughter Emma. She further said she had wished the infant to live, and that it was not her fault that it was not alive now. The jury found that the accused were guilty of concealment of birth.