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ON THIS DAY – January 31, 1931

Relatives or any person knowing the identity of the man who died on January 31 in a lodging-house in Palmer street, Fitzroy, were asked to communicate with Senior Detective Bell or Detective McKenna at police headquarters. It is alleged that the man died after having been struck by another lodger who was subsequently charged with murder. To all persons in the house the dead man was known as William Rowan, but the detectives now believe that his correct name was Jack Lambert and that he was living away from his wife, son and daughter. The detectives understand that Mrs. Lambert lived in Punt road, Windsor, near Raleigh street, about 15 years ago.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – January 31, 1931

Relatives or any person knowing the identity of the man who died on January 31 in a lodging-house in Palmer street, Fitzroy, were asked to communicate with Senior Detective Bell or Detective McKenna at police headquarters. It is alleged that the man died after having been struck by another lodger who was subsequently charged with murder. To all persons in the house the dead man was known as William Rowan, but the detectives now believe that his correct name was Jack Lambert and that he was living away from his wife, son and daughter. The detectives understand that Mrs. Lambert lived in Punt road, Windsor, near Raleigh street, about 15 years ago.

 

 

Cremorne is a small suburb in inner Melbourne, bounded by the Yarra River, Punt Road, Swan and Church Streets, and divided down the middle by the railway to South Yarra. Cremorne Gardens was a favourite destination for early Victorian couples. The gardens occupied a river-front location in the western half of Cremorne for a brief period in the mid 19th century. They were established in 1853 by James Ellis, who had earlier managed gardens of the same name on the banks of the Thames, at Chelsea, in London. Entrepreneur George Coppin later acquired and expanded the Gardens which became a major Melbourne attraction at the time, with patrons arriving by train or boat to see wild animals, dancers and other entertainment. However the Gardens closed in 1863 and the land was sold for housing and an asylum.12355056_222226571441812_95068110_n