Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Twisted History
15 followers -
The Darker Side of Victoria's History
The Darker Side of Victoria's History

15 followers
About
Twisted's posts

Post has attachment
On this day ………… 20th February 1903 The Commonwealth of Australia was proclaimed on 1 January 1901. Shortly after this, in April of that year, the Commonwealth Government announced a Federal Flag design competition. There were 32,823 entries in the…

Post has attachment
ON THIS DAY – February 19, 1948 A jury in the Criminal Court acquitted Stephen John Cox, 15, a technical school student, of St. Helena Road, Greensborough, on a charge of murder. Cox shot his brother at their home on the 19th of February. Cox admitted…

Post has attachment
On This Day – February 18, 1869 On Friday, at the police court, Castlemaine, a Chinese named Ah Pew was brought up charged with the murder of the girl Annie Hunt, whose body was found in a drive at Glenluce some weeks ago. Three other Chinamen, named Ah…

Post has attachment
ON THIS DAY – February 16, 1924 Enquiry was made by the Coroner at the morgue into the death of Mrs. Amelia Frances Joyce (70), who was a visitor from Adelaide, and Miss Mary Wright (80), a retired school teacher, who lived in Victoria street,…

Post has attachment
On this day ………… 15th February 1796 Australia’s first bushranger, John ‘Black’ Caesar, was shot on this day in 1796. John Caesar, nicknamed “Black Caesar” was Australia’s first bushranger. Most likely born in Madagascar, he was a slave on a sugar…

Post has attachment
On This Day – February 14, 1984 Having declared himself to be bi-sexual in 1976, it came as a bit of a shock to some people when Elton John held a very public wedding at St Marks Church in Sydney, to German recording engineer Renate Blauel on this day in…

Post has attachment
On this day ………… 14th February 1966 There was a lot of love in Australia on this day. It wasn’t only Valentine’s Day, but the day that the currency changed from pounds, shillings and pence to dollars and cents. The campaign to educate everyone was very…

Post has attachment
On this day ………… 13th February 1868 The Greta Arson case came before the Wangaratta Police Court, North East Victoria, on this day, in 1868. James Kelly uncle of Ned Kelly was charged with setting fire to a house in a Greta, in which three women and…

Post has attachment
On This Day – 11th February 1902 Captain Evans, the inspector-general of penal establishment, made an exhaustive inquiry into the alleged discontent which prevails amongst the warders and prisoners of the Geelong Gaol. The inquiry has been commenced at…

Post has attachment
ON THIS DAY – February 10, 1966 Detectives found that a murdered youth’s car had been used to drive the youth and a girl to the place where their bodies were found. The bodies of Gary Heywood, 18, and Abina Madill, 16, of Shepparton, were found in a…
Wait while more posts are being loaded