Notorious Sydney Cases: Sarah and John Makin, The Baby Farmers

Original newspaper article from the Rockhampon's The Capricornian. Saturday 19 November 1892. Source: trove.nla.gov.au
Original newspaper article from the Rockhampon’s The Capricornian. Saturday 19 November 1892. Source: trove.nla.gov.au

Sending their child to a baby farm was the only way some single mothers could cope with financial stress during the late 17th Century. Sarah and John Makin are two of the world’s most known baby farmers after 13 babies were found buried in their residences across inner city Sydney.

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Mad Jacks: Fury Road

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  • Police say 6 youths were involved in an altercation in the car park of Hungry Jacks on King Georges Road, Wiley Park at 9pm Sunday (26/07)
  • The fight spilled into the streets as the groups took off in a red Honda Civic and a silver Toyota Rav 4, crashing into each other before engaging in a high speed chase
  • The chase continued until the Civic smashed into a marked police vehicle, with no injuries sustained to police officers (NSW Police)

Another car became involved as a silver Mercedes allegedly ran into the red Civic straight after the run-in with police. The driver of the Mercedes then attempted to fight the driver of the car, leading Police to suspect that these two people knew each other previous to the incident.

Photo: Google Street View
Photo: Google Street View

All persons involved returned a negative breath test and subsequently released without charge pending the investigation. They have supplied limited information to police, who appeal to the public if they have any information that may assist in their enquiries.

Campsie Police Inspector Macklan says

It’s a typical South West job – nothing is what it seems