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On this day ………… 5th November 1898

Mr. Edmond Barton the first Prime Minister of Australia, fell over a heap of road metal on Circular Quay, Sydney and fractured his left elbow and severely wrenched his left arm. The doctors set the limb. He was unable to leave his house for several days.

On This Day – August 12, 1895

The body of a little boy about two years old was found sunk in the lagoon dock at Port Melbourne on August 12. A piece of road metal 16lb. in weight was tied in the child’s apron, and strung round the body with tape. The police have discovered that the boy is the child of a Mrs. Williams, who has been leading an immoral life in the suburb since the death of her husband. The child has a singular life history, having been abandoned no loss than three times by its mother at various stages of its career. On one of these occasions the woman into whose charge it had fallen left it to the tender mercies of the State by placing it at the feet of Mr. Panton, the police magistrate. The last time the child was returned to its mother was on July 12. The woman Williams has been arrested. She treats the matter very lightly, declaring she is innocent of the murder, because she handed the child over to a Salvation Army woman at half-past 6 o’clock on Sunday evening.

On this day ………… 5th November 1898

Mr. Edmond Barton the first Prime Minister of Australia, fell over a heap of road metal on Circular Quay, Sydney and fractured his left elbow and severely wrenched his left arm. The doctors set the limb. He was unable to leave his house for several days.

On This Day – August 12, 1895

The body of a little boy about two years old was found sunk in the lagoon dock at Port Melbourne on August 12. A piece of road metal 16lb. in weight was tied in the child’s apron, and strung round the body with tape. The police have discovered that the boy is the child of a Mrs. Williams, who has been leading an immoral life in the suburb since the death of her husband. The child has a singular life history, having been abandoned no loss than three times by its mother at various stages of its career. On one of these occasions the woman into whose charge it had fallen left it to the tender mercies of the State by placing it at the feet of Mr. Panton, the police magistrate. The last time the child was returned to its mother was on July 12. The woman Williams has been arrested. She treats the matter very lightly, declaring she is innocent of the murder, because she handed the child over to a Salvation Army woman at half-past 6 o’clock on Sunday evening.