We’ve seen how la famiglia’s thicker than water episode has been a recipe for disaster in recent times; hitting the family’s hip-pocket for well over $10mill. The tax fraud scam of the previous decade seems to have been cooked by the ATO; that was a big earner for a while. Going back even further da boyz had the car insurance scam, which brought in plenty of funds as well.
Boy oh boy, the family has been busy; lots of mouths to feed no doubt.
Today however, we go back one more step in a forensic astrology enquiry – back to the seventies, when pot was the drug of choice for the masses. When peaches were less than 50cents a can and marijuana sold for $30 a bag. No prizes for guessing what was growing between more than a few of the peach trees in The Riverina.
Just this month, the New South Wales police forensic van together with AFP have been out in The Riverina searching for the remains of anti-drugs campaigner Donald Mackay; a man who was murdered in July 1977; family business.
It goes without saying that the Mackay family want his body back, for a decent burial and so we join the fray.
We insert our usual disclaimer here; that a forensic astrology enquiry is not accepted in a court of law; is based on the pseudo science of astrology and can only be taken as suggestion rather than fact. We poke and prod, ask questions and point fingers, however at the end of the day we are only interpreting, by a classical means, what the planetary tensions are at any given time.
Mackay had brought attention to la famiglia’s criminal activities just when it was all running smoothly; local coppers in their pockets. Donald Mackay bypassed the local constabulary; went straight to the narcotics squad in Sydney with details of a large crop of marijuana about to be harvested.
Grass castles – built from tinned peaches? Peaches and green, more likely…
La famiglia, an heirarchy…
At the top of this Calabrian Plati family in 1977, there is the mild godfather, the little shoemaker. From there, the family tree has three branches of interest to us – the growers of the marijuana, production; the distributors of the product and of course the money launderers who turn the illegal earnings into cash bringing it all home to papa, to start the operation again on an even bigger scale.
Kickbacks here and there and keep what you can in the family. In all, a very profitable business enterprise.
We are under the three-pronged trident of the Roman god, Neptune. The planet Neptune is symbolic of all that is hidden – addictions, subterfuge, drugs, dreams and movies. When we are dealing with drugs within forensic astrology, Neptune is always in the picture.
Meanwhile back in the little shoemaker’s basement, as in all meetings there was what-when-where-why-who and how, discussed. I have an idea of how it probably went down – a heap of schemes then…
Distribution has solid contacts interstate… hmmm that might be a good idea.
“Aussie Bob that’s your department, so why don’t you follow up on that.”
Robert Trimbole duly gets on the blower and rings his southern manager, Gianfranco Tizzone. Tizzone in turn, met with a gun dealer who put him on to a shooter, James Frederick Bazley and together they prepare a contract to kill Donald Mackay.
The next thing we hear is that back in New South Wales, a phone-call was made to Donald Mackay in Griffith attempting to lure him to a business appointment in the town of Jerilderie; a 10:30am appointment with destiny and supposedly, James Frederick Bazley.
We know that Mackay was unable to attend the appointment and sent one of his employees in his place. The employee was not approached and nothing eventuated. The contract was not carried out until the planets aligned some three days later – we have the charts to hand.
This is where we are going to spill the tin of peaches; upset the apple cart. We are led to believe that la famiglia accepted the contract from Tizzone and Co, however the heavens disagree; but let’s not get ahead of the story.
Donald Mackay was murdered three days after the Jerilderie incident, in a darkened carpark in Griffith. There were no eye-witnesses, just blood and three .22 spent cartridges on the ground – no body. No-one was charged; corruption continued.
Some years later Gianfranco Tizzone was sprung by the police south of the border with a bale of marijuana in the boot of his Mercedes. He did a deal with the DPP to get off; spun a tale about the conspiracy back in 1977 between Robert Trimbole and himself – dumping Bazley right in it as the shooter; the murderer of Donald Mackay.
Aussie Bob Trimbole got a tip-off about Tizzone’s confession and did a runner overseas, leaving Tizzone and Bazley to face the charge of Conspiracy to Murder. Tizzone rolled over as a protected witness, while Bazley was convicted and served time. To date there has been no charge of murder laid at any door, tent flap or grass castle.
Following the recent news of a search for the remains of Donald Mackay, we have come to offer a contribution from our toolkit; a different bag of tricks, forensic astrology – method.
We have three bi-wheels to interpret – the intended victim Donald Mackay and the co-conspirators Tizzone and Bazley. (We can discuss Trimbole and the family separately) The snapshot of the heavens is at 10:30am, the time of the appointment with Mr Adams. We know now that Donald Mackay is not in Jerilderie, however he is the target of this meeting.
The inner wheel is the appointment and outer wheel the birth charts; both snapshots of the planetary positions at a relevant point in time, taken at specific places in the world.
Chart#1 Jerilderie and Donald Mackay – the Ascendant is the main focus, the timing of the event. Secondary are any planets in the inner wheel interacting with Mackay’s natal wheel. We don’t have any forensic planets interacting – well he’s not present here, so we wouldn’t expect any. Today is not his day to meet his fate.
- Natal planet Sun (orange) is at the ascendant just as we would expect, he is the focus of this appointment.
- Natal planet Mercury (yellow) is also there – Mercury is the planet of communication. Classically, this appointment is a means of communication – a meeting, albeit not in the usual sense of the meaning.
Chart#2 Jerilderie and Tizzone – we can suggest that Tizzone had prior knowledge of the appointment as his natal Mercury (yellow) is at the Ascendant, nominating the time.
- Mercury (yellow) in the inner wheel represents the contract to kill (a form of communication). Exact by conjunction to natal Mars (red). This is our first forensic planet in the mix. Mars represents action. Tizzone was arranging a contract; the meeting. This is confirmation of his input to the conspiracy.
Chart#3 Jerilderie and Bazley – we have highlighted the forensic indicators of the Lunar nodal axis and also Mars in the outer wheel (Bazley), however being in the 11th and 12th houses indicate that this is still at the planning stage, no action here today.
- Mars square Venus (pink) and Moon (blue) represents la famiglia, nothing more.
- Transiting Mercury (yellow) in the inner wheel is almost lined up with the Lunar nodal axis, but not enough to consider in the mix.
As I suggested earlier, the astrology just doesn’t have Bazley at Jerilderie. Why?
Bazley admitted to the conspiracy, however he has always maintained his innocence of the murder of Donald Mackay; that he was never in Jerilderie or Griffith on the dates in question.
Don’t throw your arms in the air folks; I’m not about to claim that an innocent man has been imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit – he did conspire to kill as his charge sheet reads. James Frederick Bazley is no babe in the woods and has a criminal record as long as my arm. He served his time for the crime.
Where the cart went off the rails in my opinion, is that it has been assumed that Bazley was guilty of the murder of Donald Mackay because Tizzone said so.
I suggest that Tizzone protected la famiglia by telling the big porky pie about how Bazley did it; about the trip to Jerilderie and the second trip to Griffith, then adding the bits about which route Bazley took back to Melbourne, where he dumped the body and the gun etc. – none of which has come to fruition.
Tizzone was not a member of the inner family of Calabrians, however he was smart enough to divert attention away from la famiglia; to protect his own hide.
When I dug deeper, I found that the NSW investigating officer who came onto the scene some time later; Frederick Parrington, tends to lean towards the thinking that Bazley didn’t murder Donald Mackay.
I suggest that the murder was an inside job. That second meeting with la famiglia would have discussed the involvement by outsiders. Tizzone, although he was close to Robert Trimbole and also ‘Ndrangheta, he was not Calabrian. As for Bazley, well he was a Painters and Dockers hitman; not exactly a grower of peaches.
Was the decision made to keep it in the family?
We have the birth data on some thirty individuals to hand, compliments of the Woodward Royal Commission into Drug Trafficking 1977-79 and Wedgetailegal’s research – that’s a desktop of charts to generate, however the pile is reducing, as we get closer to the crime.
From this we have determined that the pressure for the murder of Donald Mackay came from the money-laundering side of the table with distribution in support. Production had their say as well completing the triad before the little shoemaker gave his blessing.
As to who drove down to Jerilderie posing as Mr Adams, we know that it has to be someone who would know the difference between the dominant public figure of Donald Mackay and his salesman, Bruce Pursehouse, of that we can be sure.
Here are three more bi-wheels of a trio of la famiglia members together with their investment in what went down at Jerilderie. Comparing this group with the trio above, it is pretty obvious that these characters are considerably more involved with the event than the first three, you have to agree.
For those wishing to test their skills at interpretation – here is the key and click on image for full size:
- Red for the forensic planets – serious crime indicators
- Pink for Venus – la famiglia
- Green for Jupiter – inflates whatever it interacts with
- Turquoise for Neptune – the drug factor
- Yellow for Mercury – communication in whatever form
- Orange for the Sun – the date on the calendar
- Chart#4 Jerilderie – Robert Trimbole
- Chart#5 Jerilderie – Antonio Velardi
- Chart#6 Jerilderie – Antonio Sergi (1950)
I have no need to draw up maps from Jerilderie to Sydney or to Griffith to check locator angles, we have more than enough in front of us with the murder of Donald Mackay to interpret.
If you are disappointed because I haven’t interpreted the last three charts, don’t fret. I am quite sure that these characters will come up in our next post, Peaches and Green Pt.2 Until then, arrivederci.