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Australian History Finds

Australian history finds especially related to Footscray, Healesville, Melbourne and the State of Victoria generally. Stories may involve a certain historical event, issue, person or locality.

Police Tracker Edgar Spring

Police Tracker Edgar Spring was buried a soldier in a simple grave in St John’s Churchyard, Reid, Canberra.  He served his state of NSW as a police tracker for nearly two decades in Cassilis, volunteered to serve his country in war, and…

Tracking Down Ned Kelly

Tracking down Ned Kelly and searching for the place where he murdered three policemen on 26 October 1878 ended in a history scoop.  Clouds hung low over the Wombat Ranges making visibility poor and driving conditions hazardous but this…