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ON THIS DAY – JULY 25, 1916

Antoine Picone the Italian who shot and killed Joseph Luricella, a compatriot, in Queen Victoria Market on July 25, was hanged in Melbourne Gaol. Picone had been attended until the last minute by Father J. Donovan, and when led on to the scaffold carried his hand a small photograph and a paper containing a lock of hair. He asked that they might be buried with him. The sheriff promised him the request would be granted, and then asked him if he had anything further to say. Picone said something in a low, inaudible tone. The lever was then released, Death was instantaneous. Luricella was shot through the head with an automatic revolver as the result of a quarrel with Picone. The tragedy occurred in the early morning.

ON THIS DAY – JULY 25, 1916

Antoine Picone the Italian who shot and killed Joseph Luricella, a compatriot, in Queen Victoria Market on July 25, was hanged in Melbourne Gaol. Picone had been attended until the last minute by Father J. Donovan, and when led on to the scaffold carried his hand a small photograph and a paper containing a lock of hair. He asked that they might be buried with him. The sheriff promised him the request would be granted, and then asked him if he had anything further to say. Picone said something in a low, inaudible tone. The lever was then released, Death was instantaneous. Luricella was shot through the head with an automatic revolver as the result of a quarrel with Picone. The tragedy occurred in the early morning.

On this day ………… 9th March 1837

As the settlement grew, Governor Bourke sent a Commissioner to report on its development. In the Commissioner’s report he referred to the settlement as ‘Bearbrass’. Following a later inspection, the name ‘Glenelg’ was suggested by the Colonial Secretary. On 9 March 1837, Governor Bourke named the flourishing settlement ‘Melbourne’ after the British Prime Minister of the day. By the end of April, the proposed Melbourne city plan by Sydney surveyor Robert Hoddle was lodged at the government survey office in Sydney. This 1837 street layout has been dubbed the Hoddle Grid, and covers the area from Flinders Street to Queen Victoria Market, and from Spencer Street to Spring Street.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – JULY 25, 1916

Antoine Picone the Italian who shot and killed Joseph Luricella, a compatriot, in Queen Victoria Market on July 25, was hanged in Melbourne Gaol. Picone had been attended until the last minute by Father J. Donovan, and when led on to the scaffold carried his hand a small photograph and a paper containing a lock of hair. He asked that they might be buried with him. The sheriff promised him the request would be granted, and then asked him if he had anything further to say. Picone said something in a low, inaudible tone. The lever was then released, Death was instantaneous. Luricella was shot through the head with an automatic revolver as the result of a quarrel with Picone. The tragedy occurred in the early morning.

On this day ………… 9th March 1837

As the settlement grew, Governor Bourke sent a Commissioner to report on its development. In the Commissioner’s report he referred to the settlement as ‘Bearbrass’. Following a later inspection, the name ‘Glenelg’ was suggested by the Colonial Secretary. On 9 March 1837, Governor Bourke named the flourishing settlement ‘Melbourne’ after the British Prime Minister of the day. By the end of April, the proposed Melbourne city plan by Sydney surveyor Robert Hoddle was lodged at the government survey office in Sydney. This 1837 street layout has been dubbed the Hoddle Grid, and covers the area from Flinders Street to Queen Victoria Market, and from Spencer Street to Spring Street.