Francis Hare Papers (no. 39): Sadleir to Hare
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Paper no.39, 5 August 1880
Benalla / / 5th Aug/1880 / / / My dear Hare / / I am in this position about Ned Kelly's armour. If I allow it to leave the Hdquarters of the district, it should I think in all fairness be given to Segt Steele, who arrested Kelly - but there is really no reason in the world why it should leave Benalla, and I should most decidedly object, and I am also quite sure it would cause very great dissatisfaction throughout the police in the district – of course a temporary loan of the armour to shew to your friends is a different matter. I can send you either of the other suits, or you can take that at the ……office, to keep altogether at the Depot, where I certainly think one should be as the Hdquarters of the Chief. I hope your wound will soon mend, tho I suppose you cannot expect for some time longer to be free of pain. / / I am up to my eyes in work & see no ending to it - I am ‘just starting for Beechworth / / Yours in haste / / J Sadleir
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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