There are four families in our Harper tree that made the trip to the new Victorian colony. It is worth noting that Melbourne was founded in 1835 and Victoria didn’t become a separate ‘colony’ until July 1 1851 when writs were issued proclaiming the new colony of Victoria. The first settlement was at Corinella in […]
The Continuing Criminal Career Of Robert Bown
By Gary in Newspaper Articles, Trew No Comments Tags: bown
As mentioned in the article about Robert Bown and the murder trial, it was known that Robert Bown fell foul of the law after serving his sentence for the manslaughter of Timothy Murphy. I recently found several archived news reports on Trove which relate to the offences he committed after returning to the Murtoa district […]
Robert Bown – Murder or Manslaughter?
By Gary in Trew No Comments Tags: bown
I came across this interesting story whilst searching the Internet this evening. It relates to a feud between the Bowns and the Murphys that ended up with Timothy Murphy being shot by Robert Bown. I wasn’t able to see a way I could contact the owner of the website containing the story, but I’m sure […]