Williamstown Murder On This Day – 13th of August 1907 Charlotte Kenny, a young married woman, was charged with having murdered her infant child, Jeremiah Kenny, by the administration of poison. The case for the prosecution was that the accused lived in Swanston street, North Williamstown, with her husband. On June 20 she administered a dose of lysol […]

Williamstown Murder On This Day – 13th of August 1907 Charlotte Kenny, a young married woman, was charged with having murdered her infant child, Jeremiah Kenny, by the administration of poison. The case for the prosecution was that the accused lived in Swanston street, North Williamstown, with her husband. On June 20 she administered a dose of lysol […]

Mark Mallia Murder   ON THIS DAY …….18th August 2003 Mark Mallia would die a painful death in a garage at a property in Lalor at the hands of a number of well known gangland figures including Benji Veniamin.  It was alleged that Carl Williams ordered that Mallia be interrogated and tortured as he believed that Mallia had hidden […]

Mark Mallia Murder ON THIS DAY …….18th August 2003 Mark Mallia would die a painful death in a garage at a property in Lalor at the hands of a number of well known gangland figures including Benji Veniamin. It was alleged that Carl Williams ordered that Mallia be interrogated and tortured as he believed that Mallia had hidden […]

Mother and Daughter Murdered  ON THIS DAY …….18th August 2001 On 18 August 2001, at approximately 3am, Lloyd Crosbie sat awake watching a movie. His girlfriend Melissa Maahs lay sleeping beside him in the couple’s bed. Without warning, Crosbie removed a skinning knife from a scabbard and proceeded to stab his girlfriend three times to the head while she […]

Mother and Daughter Murdered ON THIS DAY …….18th August 2001 On 18 August 2001, at approximately 3am, Lloyd Crosbie sat awake watching a movie. His girlfriend Melissa Maahs lay sleeping beside him in the couple’s bed. Without warning, Crosbie removed a skinning knife from a scabbard and proceeded to stab his girlfriend three times to the head while she […]

Murder in Punch Lane  ON THIS DAY…… 20th August 1872 Margaret had only been in the colony for three years and was lucky to be alive herself. The boat that she had travelled on from Ireland sank on its arrival in Geelong. On the night of the murder, Margaret had an argument with Mary O’Rourke, saying that if you […]

Murder in Punch Lane ON THIS DAY…… 20th August 1872 Margaret had only been in the colony for three years and was lucky to be alive herself. The boat that she had travelled on from Ireland sank on its arrival in Geelong. On the night of the murder, Margaret had an argument with Mary O’Rourke, saying that if you […]

New Holland  On this day …….. 22nd of August 1770 James Cook takes possession of the eastern coast of “New Holland”. Captain James Cook was not the first to discover Australia, as he was preceded by numerous Portuguese and Dutch explorers. However, he was the first to sight and map the eastern coastline. Cook’s ship, the ‘Endeavour’, […]

New Holland On this day …….. 22nd of August 1770 James Cook takes possession of the eastern coast of “New Holland”. Captain James Cook was not the first to discover Australia, as he was preceded by numerous Portuguese and Dutch explorers. However, he was the first to sight and map the eastern coastline. Cook’s ship, the ‘Endeavour’, […]

Hobart Town   On this day …….. 21st of August 1842 Hobart Town, the main settlement in Van Diemen’s Land, is proclaimed a city. Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania, Australia, and is the second oldest city in Australia, with Sydney being the oldest. It is Australia’s twelfth largest city. Hobart also serves as the home port […]

Hobart Town On this day …….. 21st of August 1842 Hobart Town, the main settlement in Van Diemen’s Land, is proclaimed a city. Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania, Australia, and is the second oldest city in Australia, with Sydney being the oldest. It is Australia’s twelfth largest city. Hobart also serves as the home port […]

Silk Miller Murders On This Day – August 16, 1998 At around 12.20am on Sunday 16th August 1998, in Cochranes Road, Moorabbin whilst working on an operation investigating armed robberies in the south-eastern suburbs, Sergeant Silk and his partner, Senior Constable Rodney Miller, were gunned down and killed. In one of the largest investigations in police history, the […]

Silk Miller Murders On This Day – August 16, 1998 At around 12.20am on Sunday 16th August 1998, in Cochranes Road, Moorabbin whilst working on an operation investigating armed robberies in the south-eastern suburbs, Sergeant Silk and his partner, Senior Constable Rodney Miller, were gunned down and killed. In one of the largest investigations in police history, the […]

Setford Murder  ON THIS DAY…… 24th August 1894 James Setford was placed in the dock at the Criminal Sessions charged with the murder of his own child at Richmond on the 24th August. He wept bitterly, and was unable to plead. The Government medical experts stated that Setford was insane, and he was therefore remanded during the […]

Setford Murder ON THIS DAY…… 24th August 1894 James Setford was placed in the dock at the Criminal Sessions charged with the murder of his own child at Richmond on the 24th August. He wept bitterly, and was unable to plead. The Government medical experts stated that Setford was insane, and he was therefore remanded during the […]

Horrible Murder at Pakenham   On This Day – August 20, 1889 A horrible murder was perpetrated at Pakenham on Wednesday the Age says. The victim was about 25 years of ago, whose identity has not yet been fully established, but there is reason to suppose that he is one Robert Fry, a resident in that locality. The murderer is supposed […]

Horrible Murder at Pakenham On This Day – August 20, 1889 A horrible murder was perpetrated at Pakenham on Wednesday the Age says. The victim was about 25 years of ago, whose identity has not yet been fully established, but there is reason to suppose that he is one Robert Fry, a resident in that locality. The murderer is supposed […]

ROWDY FLAT - Yackandandah  ON THIS DAY…… 19th August 1865 Patrick Sheehan was found guilty of the wilful murder of James Kennedy, publican of the National Hotel at Rowdy Flat. Sheehan, who was in the bar quite drunk, was turned out of the hotel by Kennedy. Sheehan then went round to the kitchen and got a knife before trying […]

ROWDY FLAT - Yackandandah ON THIS DAY…… 19th August 1865 Patrick Sheehan was found guilty of the wilful murder of James Kennedy, publican of the National Hotel at Rowdy Flat. Sheehan, who was in the bar quite drunk, was turned out of the hotel by Kennedy. Sheehan then went round to the kitchen and got a knife before trying […]

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