James Hampson and Norman Osborne walked into the Murgon Police Station, about 100 kilometres west of Gympie, at about 8.40pm on Wednesday 6 June 1917. Hampson said that he had shot Edward William Wenzel. He did not know if Wenzel had survived. Hampson and his wife, Mary, ran a small shop in Murgon with their […]
Astrologers, Dreamers and Theorists
The tragic murder of siblings Michael, Norah and Ellen Murphy near Gatton on Boxing Day 1898 sparked intense community speculation. The case remains unsolved to this day.
Murder on Mt. Coot-Tha
Within the collection at QSA we have an array of secrets and treasures, from documents that shed light on the development of Queensland to mugshots of our more infamous citizens. In this blog, we wanted to share the story behind a colourful watercolour held in the QSA reps. A chromatic map of the iconic Mount […]