Francis Hare Papers (no. 43): Medical report by T.N. Fitzgerald re Hare's health
AuthorFitzgerald, T. N.
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Paper no.43, 24 February 1881
TEXT: Lonsdale St West / MELBOURNE / / 28th February 1881 / / I have been led to understand that the Police Department contemplate sending Superintendent Hare into the country. / / Under the circumstances I feel it my duty to state that Mr Hare’s present condition necessitates his being at no inconvenient distance from his medical advisers. / / The vitality of some of the wrist bones being in such a low state that serious complications, demanding immediate attention, may arise at any moment. / / / T N Fitzgerald
OTHER TEXT: Certificate from Doctor Fitzgerald about Hare being sent to country
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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