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The Bogle-Chandler Case

The Bogle-Chandler case refers to the mysterious deaths of Dr. Gilbert Bogle and Mrs Margaret Chandler, whose bodies were discovered on the banks of the Lane Cove River in Sydney on January 1, 1963. The pair had attended a New Year’s Eve party together in nearby Chatswood, before driving to the Lane Cove River, which was a well-known lover’s lane. What happened next is unclear, but several hours later, their semi-naked bodies were found on the river bed. Autopsies offered little clue as to how the couple died, only that there were signs of a rapidly acting poison. Despite assistance from the FBI and Scotland Yard, the poison was never identified. At the end of a long and controversial coronial inquest, no cause of death, killer or motive could be identified. In the ensuing years, scores of tabloid theories were put forward, from LSD to Cold War assassinations – but in the minds of many, including the police, Mrs Chandler’s husband, Geoffrey Chandler, was the likely culprit. In 2006 documentary filmmaker Peter Butt claimed to have solved the 43 year old mystery. Butt uncovered compelling evidence to suggest Bogle and Chandler had been killed after breathing in deadly quantities of odourless hydrogen sulphide gas, which had erupted from the polluted river bed.

AUGUST 15, 1978: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler,...
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15 August, 1978
JANUARY 2, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Michael Lott...
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02 January, 1976
JANUARY 2, 1976: SYDNEY, NSW. The car park at...
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02 January, 1976
JANUARY 2, 1975: SYDNEY, NSW. The front of Kenneth...
By Gary Graham
02 January, 1975
FEBRUARY 5, 1969: SYDNEY, NSW. The home of Geoffrey...
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05 February, 1969
FEBRUARY 5, 1969: SYDNEY, NSW. The home of Geoffrey...
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05 February, 1969
UNDATED: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler, widower...
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01 January, 1969
UNDATED: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler, widower...
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01 January, 1965
CIRCA 1964: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler, widower...
By Claver Carroll
01 January, 1964
CIRCA 1964: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler, widower...
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01 January, 1964
CIRCA 1964: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler, widower...
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01 January, 1964
CIRCA 1964: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler, widower...
By Claver Carroll
01 January, 1964
AUGUST 9, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Court officers arrive...
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09 August, 1963
JUNE 10, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Vivienne Bogle, widow...
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10 June, 1963
JUNE 10, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Vivienne Bogle, widow...
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10 June, 1963
MAY 29, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Ruth Nash arrives...
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29 May, 1963
may 27, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Ruth Nash at...
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27 May, 1963
MAY 27, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness William James...
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27 May, 1963
MAY 27, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Mrs Morphett...
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27 May, 1963
MAY 27, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Victor Stewart...
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27 May, 1963
MAY 27, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Mrs Fowler...
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27 May, 1963
MAY 27, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Mrs Fowler...
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27 May, 1963
MAY 24, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Pamela Logan,...
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24 May, 1963
MAY 24, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Pamela Logan,...
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24 May, 1963
MAY 24, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Mrs F. Pausey...
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24 May, 1963
MAY 24, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Ruth Nash at...
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24 May, 1963
MAY 24, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Joyce Coleman...
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24 May, 1963
MAY 23, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler,...
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23 May, 1963
MAY 23, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler,...
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23 May, 1963
MAY 23, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler,...
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23 May, 1963
MAY 22, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler,...
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22 May, 1963
MAY 22, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Geoffrey Chandler,...
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22 May, 1963
MAY 22, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Geoffrey Chandler,...
By Roy McInnes
22 May, 1963
MAY 22, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Witness Ruth...
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22 May, 1963
MAY 22, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Mrs and Mr Morphett,...
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22 May, 1963
MAY 22, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Dr Cramp at the Bogle-Chandler...
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22 May, 1963
MAY 21, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Dr Cramp at the Bogle-Chandler...
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21 May, 1963
MARCH 21, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Mrs Fowler...
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21 May, 1963
MAY 19, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Mrs F. Pausey, witness...
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19 May, 1963
MAY 19, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Cecil George Styles...
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19 May, 1963
MAY 17, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Ruth Nash at...
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17 May, 1963
MAY 16, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Ruth Nash arrives...
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16 May, 1963
MAY 14, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Ruth Nash arrives...
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14 May, 1963
MAY 13, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Witness Ruth...
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13 May, 1963
MAY 13, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. David Woodrow at Central...
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13 May, 1963
MAY 13, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Eric McGrath at the...
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13 May, 1963
MAY 13, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Constable Wright at...
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13 May, 1963
MAY 13, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Graham Digby...
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13 May, 1963
MAY 10, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Ruth Nash at...
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10 May, 1963
MAY 10, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Proprietor of the park...
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10 May, 1963
MAY 9, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Margaret Sutherland...
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09 May, 1963
MAY 9, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Mrs J. Watson...
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09 May, 1963
MAY 9, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Margaret Sutherland...
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09 May, 1963
may 9, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Kenneth George...
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09 May, 1963
MAY 9, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Mrs Ruth Nash...
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09 May, 1963
MAY 8, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Ian Douglas...
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08 May, 1963
MAY 8, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Eric McGrath...
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08 May, 1963
MAY 8, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Witnesses James...
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08 May, 1963
MAY 8, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. (L-R) Witnesses James...
By Neville Whitmarsh
08 May, 1963
MAY 8, 1963: SYDNEY, NSW. Witness Edward Batiste...
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08 May, 1963
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