Francis Hare Papers (no. 28): telegrams received either by Standish or Hare
AuthorService, James; Ramsay, Robert; Francis, J. G.; [Phipps, George], [2nd Marquess of] Normanby; [Loftus, Augustus] Governor of Sydney; Le Patourel, Richard Frederick
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Paper no.28, 28 June 1880
TEXT: Telegram sent by the / Honble James Service to Supt Hare / Melbourne 28/6/80 / The Govt sends you its expression of sympathy & regrets that you are wounded but trust that the wound may not be permanently injurious. / (Sg) James Service / Premier /
Telegram from the Honble Robert Ramsay / to Supt Hare June 28th 1880 / The Govt tender you their hearty thanks for your manly and energetic action in connexion with the destruction of the Kelly Gang – Your services are highly appreciated thank you & men and all who assisted also on behalf of the Govt. / (Sg) Robert Ramsay / Chief Secretary /
Telegram from Honble J G Francis to Supt / Hare 28/6/80 / Sorry for your wound but congratulate you on complete success / Sg J G Francis /
Telegram from His Excellency the / Governor to Capt Standish 28th June 1880 / The Governor request Capt Standish to convey to Supt Hare & police his sincere congratulations on the complete over through [sic] of the Kelly gang. He trusts that Supt Hare continues to progress favourably. / (Sg) Normanby / 5-15 /
Telegram from the Governor of Sydney / to Capt Standish Sydney 28/6-80 / I heartily congratulate you & through you the Colony of Victoria your recent capture & destruction of the Kelly gang. / (Sg) His Excellency / Governor of Sydney /
Telegram from Fred Le Patourel Private Secretary / to Chief Commissioner of Police 4.30 / The Governor regrets to learn that Supt Hare has been wounded but hopes that he is progressing favourably. His Excellency congratulates the Police on the Capture of Edward Kelly and trusts the rest of the gang have now been captured. / (Sg) Fred Le Patourel Private Sect /
OTHER TEXT: Copies of telegrams recd by me after being wounded by the Kellys. 1880 /
A series of telegrams received either by Standish or Hare after the latter was wounded by the Kellys: Telegram from the Honourable James Service to Hare - Telegram from the Honourable Robert Ramsey to Hare - Telegram from J.G. Francis to Hare - Telegram from Governor of Victoria to Standish - Telegram from the Governor of Sydney [sic] to Standish - Telegram from the Governor's Private Secretary (F. Le Patoural) to 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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