Month: October 2015

Bonne Bay Murder Most Foul – Or Was It?

One sensational crime centered around Bonne Bay in the 1870s was picked up by newspapers as far away as Australia (The Age, Melbourne, for October 13, 1877) and New Zealand (West Coast Times, January 28, 1878). The story went that in December, 1874, a schooner skippered by a Captain Ridout was wrecked at Bonne Bay…. Read More

On the Glenburnie Flats, 1900

Here on the shallow beach at Glenburnie, a group of sailors in uniform have just landed their small boats, one of which flies what seems to be the Union Jack. Perhaps, after sighting the cattle they are looking for Hugh Mackenzie, who farmed here at the bottom of Western (Southern) Arm. He sold meat, eggs… Read More