Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Explore Chandler Case, Chandler Mystery, and more!

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

Dr J. Laing and government analysts work on human tissue samples at the Coroner's Court, Sydney, for the Bogle-Chandler murder inquiry, 1 July 1963.

Beaumont Children who disappeared strangely from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia on January 26, 1966 during the Australia Day celebration. The Beaumont case became the most largest police investigations in Australian criminal history and remains Australia’s most infamous cold case.

Unsolved No 6, True Crime, Dr Gilbert Bogle. Who Slew The Sydney Scientist. "In this issue, Sunday Times journalist, Philip Knightley investigates the mysterious deaths of Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler in Sydney in 1963. Who killed them - and how."

Michael McCormick, 17, one of the two boys who found the body of Dr. Bogle. From Sydney Morning Herald, 02 Jan 1963.

One of the most terrible of Australian lost child stories was the never explained disappearance – on a hot Australia Day from Glenelg Beach in Adelaide in 1966 – of the three Beaumont children, Jane, Arnna and Grant Read more:

Witness in the Bogle-Chandler case, Inquest, Central Court. May 1963. From the collections of the State Library of NSW.

Funeral service is held for Dr Bogle in Sydney's Northern suburbs, 13 March 1963. 1963. SMH Picture by Alan Funnell

Geoffrey Chandler arrives at Central Court, Sydney, on 23 May 1963 for the hearing into the apparent murder of his wife and her lover at Lane Cove River on New Year's Eve.

Dr Gilbert Stanley "Gib" Bogle (1924 - 1963) Burial: Macquarie Park Cemetery, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, Plot: A.J. Hare Lawn, Row 17, grave 58. Gib's gravesite is a little over a mile away from the spot where he died.

Identified in caption as Mrs. Ruth Nash and Mrs. Margaret Fowler, witnesses in the Bogle-Chandler case, Central Court, Inquest, May 1963. From the collections of the State Library of NSW.

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.

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)