Francis Hare Papers (no. 49): Evidence supporting Hare's report on Glenrowan affair
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Paper no.49, [188?]
TEXT: Evidence supporting Hare’s report on the Glenrowan affair / / 1st / First heard Sherritt was shot at 2 pm 27 June 1880 when at Benalla. See my evidence Page 85 Par 1500 / / 2nd / Hare sent for Sadlier to telegraph office at Benalla. See evidence Page 85 Par 1500 / / 3rd / Sent telegram to Capt Standish asking that of … … to be sent back – Recd telegram from Capt Standish saying … would be sent up next morning, I replied if he does not come this evening he need not come at all. See my evidence Page 85 Par 1501 / / 4th / Ordered a Pilot Engine to be … ready. Page 85 Par 1501 / / ………Beechworth see evidence Page 85 Par 1501 / / 6 / We left Benalla at 2 oclock for Beechworth by special train that brought up Mr O’Connor. See Page 85 Par 1501 / / 7th / Train stopped … near Glenrowan by Curnow Page 86 Par 1501 / / 8th / On obtaining information about the Kellys being in Glenrowan I jumped on Pilot engine & put Kelly on 2nd engine Page 86 Par 1501 / / 9 / Went slowly up to Glenrowan with 8 men in my engine & 4 men on the next and on the way told those on my engine if any one was shot not to pick him up until the Kellys were taken & not to fire until … Will find on my evidence Page 86 Par 1501 See also Barrys statement Page 284 Par 7365 – Gascoyne also Page 354 Par 9779 Phillips also Page 403 Par 11341. / /
OTHER TEXT: Memos I made / when giving evidence / before Police Commission / /
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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