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Manslaughter: nightclub incident mid 1980s

By just316 18 September 2007 25

Hi there

If I have over-stepped the mark by posting here, then please feel free to tell me.

I am researching an incident which occured at either the Private Bin nightclub or JD’s nightclub in the mid 1980s – possibly 1985 – but I cannot be sure.

According to my recollection, a man was seriously assaulted by another man. The injured man was in a coma for about 3 months, and subsequently died as a result of his injuries. A man was arrested and he went to trial for manslaughter – I believe he had an ethnic name – possibly Eastern European. (There is reference to a manslaughter in a nightclub in the 1989 ACT Legislative Assembly Hansard, but I believe it occured several years earlier – I think).

Any ideas on how I can get further information would be greatly appreciated.

Does anyone have any further information about this incident?

Searching through Canberra Times microfilm at the National Library will prove to be a long tedious task, so I thought I’d try here first.

Your assistance would solve a mystery.

Thank you

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Chalky1970 9:19 pm 05 Aug 15

Absolutely it was JD’s. It wasnt a nightclub, just a bar. Its where you went if you wanted sex, to get drunk and have a blue, or to obtain drugs. I remember Bente, I was there, underage but still allowed in. It was known for that as well. Hope you find what you are looking for. All the best, Chalky. ( Resident of the Civic area for the eighties/nineties )

Mr Evil 9:09 am 21 Sep 07

“Mr Evil – to create a brand new username for this site just so you can tell me I chucked a ‘tantie’, shows a cowardly nature – but I’m sure you know that already.”

Er – this is the same username I’ve used since about 2003. This is not some sort of conspiracy or whatever against you!

I was trying to make the point that I thought you were being a bit pathetic having a go at people on this thread because they’d wandered off topic and haven’t bent over backwards to serve your agenda – whatever that may be. Threads constantly wander off topic here – that’s just a part of the joy of this site.

If anyone here knew anything about the case you are refering to, I’m sure they would have come forward to assist by now, but obviously nobody does.

Good luck with your research.

just316 7:37 am 21 Sep 07

Mr Evil – to create a brand new username for this site just so you can tell me I chucked a ‘tantie’, shows a cowardly nature – but I’m sure you know that already.

I have many avenues that I am pursuing – including the courts. Would you like to tell EVERYONE on this site that they can get information from the courts or other places? If that is the case, why do we have RiotAct??? This site is just one avenue of many that I am pursuing, and I don’t need YOU chucking a tantie when i question why people have gone off topic. Grow up.

So then, if you have no information in relation to the incident I refer to, then I suggest you take a chill pill and stay out of this thread. No correspondence will be entered into.

FC 12:23 pm 20 Sep 07

Wasn’t the guy pushed down the stairs bowncing at the time?

Mr Evil 8:40 am 20 Sep 07

If you want to know about a particular case – go to the bloody courts and pay someone to search some records for you – instead of chucking a tantie because people here because they aren’t able to assist you, and just happened to wander off topic, as happens sometimes!

Demanding one topic bloody posters!!!!!

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