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Desmond Moran Murder On This Day…….. 15th June 2009 Desmond “Tuppence” Moran, the brother of Lewis Moran, had publicly claimed to be out of the criminal business. On 17 March 2009 at about 8.50pm, he was the target of an unsuccessful assassination attempt outside his home in Langs Road, Ascot Vale. As he sat in his car, a […]

Desmond Moran Murder On This Day…….. 15th June 2009 Desmond “Tuppence” Moran, the brother of Lewis Moran, had publicly claimed to be out of the criminal business. On 17 March 2009 at about 8.50pm, he was the target of an unsuccessful assassination attempt outside his home in Langs Road, Ascot Vale. As he sat in his car, a […]

Squizzy Taylor's mate escaped from Geelong GaolOn This Day ……. 24th of August 1923 On the 24th of August 1923, Angus Murray, who is serving a sentence of 15 years for robbery under arms, made his escape, by means of a small saw, he removed the stones at the base of his window. The bars were then loosened, leaving him sufficient room […]

Squizzy Taylor's mate escaped from Geelong GaolOn This Day ……. 24th of August 1923 On the 24th of August 1923, Angus Murray, who is serving a sentence of 15 years for robbery under arms, made his escape, by means of a small saw, he removed the stones at the base of his window. The bars were then loosened, leaving him sufficient room […]

Notorious Negro Convict ON THIS DAY – February 3, 1911 The trial of the negro convict William King, on a charge of having on the 3rd of February, in Pentridge prison, attempted to murder Warder William Herbert Schraeder. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and King was sent back to gaol. On arriving at the underground […]

Notorious Negro Convict ON THIS DAY – February 3, 1911 The trial of the negro convict William King, on a charge of having on the 3rd of February, in Pentridge prison, attempted to murder Warder William Herbert Schraeder. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and King was sent back to gaol. On arriving at the underground […]

Body in the Boot ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 13, 2005 Maria Korp was an Australian woman reported missing for four days and later found, barely alive, in the boot of her car on the 13th of February 2005. She spent a short time in a coma before emerging into a state of post coma unresponsiveness. She became the […]

Body in the Boot ON THIS DAY – FEBRUARY 13, 2005 Maria Korp was an Australian woman reported missing for four days and later found, barely alive, in the boot of her car on the 13th of February 2005. She spent a short time in a coma before emerging into a state of post coma unresponsiveness. She became the […]

Greek Sentenced to Death ON THIS DAY – March 1, 1927 Arthur John Kotsiakos, aged 39, a Greek fishmonger, was found guilty of the murder of his wife, Josephine Elizabeth Mary Kotsiakos, on the 1st of March, in their home in North Melbourne at the conclusion of his trial at the Criminal Court. In passing sentence of death the […]

Greek Sentenced to Death ON THIS DAY – March 1, 1927 Arthur John Kotsiakos, aged 39, a Greek fishmonger, was found guilty of the murder of his wife, Josephine Elizabeth Mary Kotsiakos, on the 1st of March, in their home in North Melbourne at the conclusion of his trial at the Criminal Court. In passing sentence of death the […]

Laborer Charged with Murder ON THIS DAY – July 30, 1947 When acquaintances of Allan William Paul Rose, poultry farmer, of Seamore Road, Box Hill, entered his house on July 30, last, they found him dead with his skull battered as a result of 17 injuries. Today, Alexander Arthur Fleming (28), of Cairo Road, Box Hill, builder’s laborer, was […]

Laborer Charged with Murder ON THIS DAY – July 30, 1947 When acquaintances of Allan William Paul Rose, poultry farmer, of Seamore Road, Box Hill, entered his house on July 30, last, they found him dead with his skull battered as a result of 17 injuries. Today, Alexander Arthur Fleming (28), of Cairo Road, Box Hill, builder’s laborer, was […]

Murder on the Railways On This Day – January 28, 1911 The Seymour Court was crowded when the five railway workmen were arrested for the murder of Arthur Ernest Lupton on this day in 1911. Patrick Carmody, Frederick Carmody, William Payne, William Armstrong, and John Henry Prout were charged at Wallan, for unlawfully and wilfully, and with malice aforethought, […]

Murder on the Railways On This Day – January 28, 1911 The Seymour Court was crowded when the five railway workmen were arrested for the murder of Arthur Ernest Lupton on this day in 1911. Patrick Carmody, Frederick Carmody, William Payne, William Armstrong, and John Henry Prout were charged at Wallan, for unlawfully and wilfully, and with malice aforethought, […]

First Brownout Murder Victim ON THIS DAY – May 3, 1942 IVY McLEOD ALBERT PARK 1942 40 year old Ivy Violet McLeod, was found strangled in Victoria Avenue, Albert Park in Melbourne on 3 May 1942. She was partly naked and had been badly beaten by her attacker. An American soldier had been seen in the area just before […]

First Brownout Murder Victim ON THIS DAY – May 3, 1942 IVY McLEOD ALBERT PARK 1942 40 year old Ivy Violet McLeod, was found strangled in Victoria Avenue, Albert Park in Melbourne on 3 May 1942. She was partly naked and had been badly beaten by her attacker. An American soldier had been seen in the area just before […]

Boy Shot Cyclist ON THIS DAY – February 4, 1951 Two young brothers told the Criminal Court that a 15-year-old companion fatally wounded one of six boy cyclists when he fired a .22 rifle to scare them away. The bullet, they said, ricocheted off the ground and the victim, Brendan Thomas (12). schoolboy, of Derna Road, Ashburton, fell […]

Boy Shot Cyclist ON THIS DAY – February 4, 1951 Two young brothers told the Criminal Court that a 15-year-old companion fatally wounded one of six boy cyclists when he fired a .22 rifle to scare them away. The bullet, they said, ricocheted off the ground and the victim, Brendan Thomas (12). schoolboy, of Derna Road, Ashburton, fell […]

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