It began with a domestic dispute in Belmont, Western Australia, and ended in murder and a hanging. Brian Robinson, 24, took issue with his father over an inconsequential incident in the family kitchen and the police were called. The younger Robinson shot dead Police Constable Noel Isles while he was being questioned and promptly fled into the bush.

Within an hour more than 5,000 armed men with dogs were hunting him. He was shot in the stomach and in the arm before he gave himself up. He was sentenced to death in May, 1963, and hanged at Freemantle Prison on Monday, January 20th, 1964.