Francis Hare Papers (no. 25): Standish to Hare
AuthorStandish, F. C.
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Paper no.25, June 1880
Melbn [page torn] – 6-80 / / My dear Frank, / I’ve just received your letter. I am going to … by the early train tomorrow & shall not be back till 4, … think if Mr O’Connor & his niggers are going by steamer tomorrow. I shall not have the pleasure of seeing him. Mr Moors has been instructed to do any thing for him that may be required in the shape of requisitions &c. [Page torn?] Winter is away on leave [in] Gippsland but I will make inquiries [page torn] about the waterproofs & have them sent up as soon as completed. We also are having beastly wet cold weather here. / / I saw [page torn] this morning & went at once [page torn] the Public Works Office and saw [page torn] Sec’y. He told me that the Minister [page torn] approved of the inspection & that the work wd be first in hand early next week. By a new arrangement they can ….. notes for 2 mths after the close of the financial year. / / Since the adoption [?] of the Reform Bill last night – gossip is, what next? From reliable sources I hear that the Governor will probably grant ….. a [page torn] but it seems to me impossible that ….. will increase his majority by an appeal to the Constituencies [?] Nicholson is in the Wimmera District and has sent me the 1st of his inspection reports from Warrnambool. / / I have not had official instruction of Whelan’s promotion but I know it is all right. Owing to Fawcett’s …..[Fawcett died – see letter 21] I now [?] had 2 Ministers about 12 MPs [?] & sundry local [?] magistrates canvassing me for their own particular Sub officer, but as you know I entirely disregard ……. influence wh [which] of course does not add to my popularity. I have seen George Levy [?]twice & am going on Monday to be introduced [?] to his wife. / / Very sincerely / F C Standish /
P.S. I reopen this to say that … has telegraphed to say that the capes won’t be finished for 14 days, when they will be sent up. / FCS / / P.S. I reopen … this letter to tell you that Jas Wallace has been transferred from Babinwarrah to Yea. He tried hard to stipulate that he should be replaced in his present post by his brother & then was plotting … … is endeavouring to get this done, but Mr Bolam the Inspr Genl of Schools has told me that the request will not be acceded to and that a schoolmaster will be sent up by the afternoon train tomorrow to relieve Wallace. I think it just as well that this treacherous pedagogue shd be removed from the district as I am firmly convinced that he shd[?] never … his old pal Joe Byrne & besides he is … unreliable & untruthful as I have myself found out. / F C S /
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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