On this day …….. 16th of December 1928
An Italian fruiterer in Ballarat excitedly Informed the police that he had found a bomb in his yard,. A soldered tin, weighing 3 lbs., was taken possession of by the police. It had a piece of fuse attached and another piece of fuse, which had been lighted, was found close to the tin. When It was opened the tin was found to contain sand and cement.