Francis Hare Papers (no.6): John Mullan (?), Revenue Detective, to the Chief Inspector of Distilleries
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This is part of the digitized version of the Francis Hare Correspondence held in the University of Melbourne Archives. It consists of 54 letters and documents, of which this is one, from 1859-87 and received by or relating to Superintendent Francis Hare, one of the members of the Victoria police force involved in the pursuit and capture of the Kelly Gang. The collection complements Hare’s published memoir, The Last of the Bushrangers (London, 1892) and includes letters by some of the key figures of the Kelly story including the Police Commissioner Frederick Standish, Superintendents Charles Hope Nicolson and John Sadleir, Detective M Ward and John Sherritt, as well as items by Hare himself.
Paper no.6, 30 December 1865
TEXT: Melbourne 30th Decr 1865 / / / Revenue Detective Mullan reports for the information of the Chief Inspector of Distilleries that in accordance with instructions recorded he made enquiries respecting Currie and finds his Description to be as per margin. Currie is now supposed to be living at or near snapper point. / / John Mullan / Revenue Detective / / The Chief Inspector / of Distilleries /
NOTES IN MARGIN: Thomas Currie / 5 Feet 6 inches high / half caste / well Educated
OTHER TEXT: Forwarded for Mr Hares information / / 30-12-65 / T Hurley / S Insp of Distilleries
KeywordsKelly, Ned, 1855-1880; Bushrangers -- Victoria; Law enforcement -- Victoria
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