Francis Hare Papers (no. 20): Standish to Hare
AuthorStandish, F. C.
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Paper no.20, 10 June 1880
Confidential / Police Department, / Chief Commissioner’s Office, / Melbourne, 10th June 1880 / / My dear Frank / / I received your last letter yesterday afternoon. I am much obliged to you for the full particulars of your doings & further projects & I must not say [?] I have the fullest confidence in your judgment in such matters. / / I took immediate action on your suggestion re Pewtress’s [?] transfer from Mansfield which is deferred for the present; I agree with you that he wd be likely to do more harm than good at Beechworth just at present. / / Last night, I got the following telegram from Seymour: / “Re Supt Chomley I will assist[?]; he may have to go on to Maryborough & will be detained probably 10 days more when he knows” (Maryborough is 180 miles N of Brisbane with steam communication.) / This is very vague but I have no doubt Seymour[?] will give us every assistance & will expedite matters. / / Chomley travels by early train on Tuesday & will remain at Benalla to confer with you till the evening when he will continue his journey overland to Sydney. / / The “cranky Scotie” leaves to day for the country districts & will be away some considerable time. / / Very sincerely / F C Standish /
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.
KeywordsKelly, Ned, 1855-1880; Bushrangers -- Victoria; Law enforcement -- Victoria
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