Thursday, June 7, 2018

June 7 #OnThisDay in #Australian #History

1494 – Treaty of Tordesillas was signed, dividing the world outside of Europe in an exclusive duopoly between the Spanish Empire and the Portuguese Empire. The longitudes in the treaty coincide with the Western Australia border.

1792 - Mary Bryant, the fleeing female convict, was up before the Beak at the Old Bailey where she escaped the death penalty, but was ordered to remain on her former sentence until she should be discharged by due course of law.

1795 - An estimate of 8 Aboriginals of the Bediagal people were killed at the Hawkesbury by two officers and 66 soldiers of the NSW Corps.

1807 - Several Aboriginal people escape with their lives when a boat overturned, near the heads at Botany Bay, drowning George Legg. A hand is found in a shark close by on Sunday 7 June. Aboriginal people soon after spot his body under the water and Legg’s remains were recovered on 24 July.

1813 - Sir Redmond Barry, the hanging judge who sentenced Ned Kelly, was spawned.

1819 - Lieutenant Phillip Parker King passed Slade Point and commented on fires on the coast at Cape Hillsbourough evidence of a substantial Aboriginal population.

1825 - The large island of Van Diemen's Land (Tassie) was cut off from the mainland (again) and deemed to be a separate colony from NSW.

1830 - Daniel Kirwan (Curwen) was hanged at Sydney for the murder of a constable on the Windsor Road.

1830 - John Martin was hanged at Sydney for the rape of Eliza Deering, aged seven.

1830 - Michael Toole was hanged at Sydney for burglary and putting in fear at Pitt Water.

1839 - Timothy O'Donnell was hanged at Sydney for the murder of Alexander McEdwards at Mt Campbell.

1839 - Michael Walsh was hanged at Sydney for the murder of Alexander McEdwards at Mt Campbell.

1839 - Edward Hall was hanged at Sydney for the murder of Patrick Fitzpatrick at Currawang.

1839 - James Mayne was hanged at Sydney for the murder of Patrick Fitzpatrick at Currawang.

1839 - James Magee was hanged at Sydney for the murder of his wife Catherine at Cowpastures (Camden).

1841 – Darlinghurst Gaol took in its first prisoners.

1849 - St John the Evangelist, Camden, was consecrated.

1856 - The foundation stone of the Pier Hotel, Glenelg, was laid by the Mayor, R.B. Colley. After the ceremony the party adjourned to the nearby Glenelg Hotel for a dinner given by Mr Moseley.
And a proper knees up was enjoyed by all.

1858 - Work began on the Melbourne to Bendigo Railway Line (Vic).

1860 - 'Central Board Appointed to Watch over the Interests of Aborigines', the first of its kind in Australia, was appointed to consider how the government should deal with its Indigenous population, first met on this day.

1861 - Pilti Miltinda (Bobby) was hanged at Adelaide Gaol for the murder of Mary Ann Rainberd (sometimes Reinbert) and her two children near Kapunda.

1861  - Tankaworty (Alick or Jimmy) was hanged at Adelaide Gaol for the murder of Mary Ann Rainberd and her two children near Kapunda.

1861 - Warretya (Kop Robert) was hanged at Adelaide Gaol for the murder of Mary Ann Rainberd and her two children near Kapunda.

1861 - Warretya (Gogeye Jimmy) was hanged at Adelaide Gaol for the murder of Mary Ann Rainberd and her two children near Kapunda.

1872 - Women proved to be the equal of men in racism when the gals of Clunes attacked all the Chinese miners and drove them out of town.

1875 - The Academy of Music ( now known by the title of Her Majesty's Theatre) opened in Ballarat.

1881 - The Lancefield Junction (later Clarkefield) to Lancefield Railway Line (Vic) was opened.

1887 - The Working Man's College (now known as RMIT) began imparting it's collective knowledge to the working men of Melbourne.

1890 - William Barak married Sarah (Kurnai) on this day; he was the oldest man at Coranderrk and the only full-blood [sic] survivor of his tribe.

1909 - Arthur Ross was hanged at Boggo Road Gaol for the murder of bank clerk James Muir.

1938 - Jimmy James, aka Mitamirri (meaning bandicoot) was an Aboriginal tracker of renown; on this day near Berri, he traced a rapist and murderer after searchers had trampled the area for days and dust obliterated most of the evidence. Police claimed that not one in a thousand Aboriginal trackers had 'Jimmy's flair, intelligence and lightning deductive power'.

1940 - SNeeding to throw a little more light on the subject a second power station located on Armidale Street, Darwin was commissioned. Closed in 1968.

1942 - Japanese subs shelled Newcastle and Sydney.

1942 - Income tax goes federal
Enactment of the Income Tax (War-time Arrangements) Act enabled the Commonwealth to take over from the States the power to levy personal income tax.

1943 - Household drapery was rationed, along with the butter...no curtains to twitch whilst gobbling a sanga dripping with creamy butter, ye gads!

1955 - Premier of Victoria John Cain (Snr) retired from his fourth and final term in office having served a total of 1639 days as Premier.

1994 - The Eugowra Railway Branch Line (NSW) was opened from Cowra - Canowindra.

1995 - The NSW Attorney-General announced that his Criminal Law Review Division would conduct a formal examination of the so-called ‘homosexual panic defence’.

1998 - Susie Maroney made like a fish and splashed her way from Mexico to Cuba; the longest distance to be swum in the open sea without a flipper (or can of tuna) in sight.

2005 -  In Australia 2 Chinese defectors, one of them a diplomat who walked away from his post, claim that China is running a spy network in Australia and other Western countries.

2007 - : In SA, Stuart McDonald, was charged with 7 counts of endangering life over allegations he did not tell his sexual partners he had HIV.

2012 - Australia said it will lift remaining sanctions against Myanmar and more than double its foreign aid to encourage democratic reforms.
 
2012  - Australian police said Captain Emad, an alleged people-smuggling kingpin who was granted a refugee visa, fled the country this week after a television expose, and they were powerless to stop him.

1 comment:

  1. There were rather a lot of hanging judges weren't there?

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