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ON THIS DAY – July 22, 1922

 

The second trial was concluded of Reuben Fox, aged 26 years, who was charged with the murder of Mrs Josephine McLaughlin on July 22. Mrs McLaughlin was murdered returning from a ball In the Yea Shire Hall. The body was then placed in the river. After a retirement of over seven hours, the foreman of the jury announced that an agreement could not be reached, and they were discharged. A third trial was then ordered.

ON THIS DAY – July 22, 1922

 

The second trial was concluded of Reuben Fox, aged 26 years, who was charged with the murder of Mrs Josephine McLaughlin on July 22. Mrs McLaughlin was murdered returning from a ball In the Yea Shire Hall. The body was then placed in the river. After a retirement of over seven hours, the foreman of the jury announced that an agreement could not be reached, and they were discharged. A third trial was then ordered.

ON THIS DAY – March 25, 1924

STUDLEY PARK

Yarra Tragedy

Arthur Pauthenet (50), was tried for the murder of Maud Ada Anderson (47) at Studley Park, on March 25. The Crown alleged that the woman had been thrown into the Yarra River by the accused, who was one of a drinking party on the river bank. Mary Brayford, a middle-aged, married woman, said that accused had threatened to dump Anderson in the river, if she did not give him 1/6. She gave him the money. James Frances Heron told the court that he had seen accused dragging Anderson by one foot towards the water. Accused said that he was stupefied with drink, and did not remember the events of the day. The judge pointed out that accused might have intended to duck the woman, in which case it was questionable whether it was not a case of manslaughter. The case was adjourned to enable the jury to visit the locality.

 

ON THIS DAY …….. 24th March 1872

Bright in North East Victoria, got and lost a new suspension bridge across the Ovens River on this day in 1872. The bridge had been open to the public late on the afternoon on the 23rd March, and overnight a large group of larrikins returning from a hotel thought it would be fun to jump up and down on it. It’s supports gave way and it unsuspended itself and the bridge and men fell into the river.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – July 22, 1922

 

The second trial was concluded of Reuben Fox, aged 26 years, who was charged with the murder of Mrs Josephine McLaughlin on July 22. Mrs McLaughlin was murdered returning from a ball In the Yea Shire Hall. The body was then placed in the river. After a retirement of over seven hours, the foreman of the jury announced that an agreement could not be reached, and they were discharged. A third trial was then ordered.

ON THIS DAY – March 25, 1924

STUDLEY PARK

Yarra Tragedy

Arthur Pauthenet (50), was tried for the murder of Maud Ada Anderson (47) at Studley Park, on March 25. The Crown alleged that the woman had been thrown into the Yarra River by the accused, who was one of a drinking party on the river bank. Mary Brayford, a middle-aged, married woman, said that accused had threatened to dump Anderson in the river, if she did not give him 1/6. She gave him the money. James Frances Heron told the court that he had seen accused dragging Anderson by one foot towards the water. Accused said that he was stupefied with drink, and did not remember the events of the day. The judge pointed out that accused might have intended to duck the woman, in which case it was questionable whether it was not a case of manslaughter. The case was adjourned to enable the jury to visit the locality.

 

ON THIS DAY …….. 24th March 1872

Bright in North East Victoria, got and lost a new suspension bridge across the Ovens River on this day in 1872. The bridge had been open to the public late on the afternoon on the 23rd March, and overnight a large group of larrikins returning from a hotel thought it would be fun to jump up and down on it. It’s supports gave way and it unsuspended itself and the bridge and men fell into the river.