Dr. Bogle's suit in the new year Chandler-Bogle murder mystery, Police C.I.B., Sydney. "Weird and wonderful Sydney" caption: "Dr. Bogle's suit in CIB headquarters. Dr. Gilbert Bogle, Rhodes Scholar and CSIRO research scientist, died in mysterious circumstances on New Years Day. His body was found with that of Margaret Chandler. Apparently poisoned, their deaths have never been explained and the case remains unsolved." From the collections of the State Library of NSW.
Carpet which covered Dr. Gilbert Bogle in the new year Chandler-Bogle murder mystery, Police C.I.B., Sydney, 16 Jan 1963. From the collections of the State Library of NSW.
Pam Logan arrives at Central Court, Sydney, to give evidence in the Bogle-Chandler murder inquiry, 24 May 1953. Miss Logan was the girlfriend of Mr Chandler whose wife, Mrs Chandler, was found murdered with her lover, Mr Bogle, on the banks of the Lane Cove River. many innocent people were smeared by the strange deaths including Miss Logan. The deaths and the inquest became a media circus.
(Unidentified male) Bogle-Chandler Inquest, Central Court, Sydney, 24 May 1963. From the collections of the State Library of NSW.
Mr. Ernest Samuel Ogg, Gov't. Analyst for NSW, supervised testing for presence of poisonous substances in organs of Bogle and Chandler. Sydney Morning Herald, May 22, 1963
Witness in the Bogle-Chandler case, Inquest, Central Court. May 1963. From the collections of the State Library of NSW.
The Bogle-Chandler case was one of the most baffling criminal cases in Australian history. Millions of newspapers were sold on the back of a story which seemed to contain all the right ingredients -- sex, romance, murder, a high-society party, an exotic and unidentified poison, and the shadowy world of international espionage.( Above is a photo of the debonair Dr Bogle)