Francis Hare Papers (no.3): Frederick C. Standish to the Officer in Charge, Hobson's Bay District
AuthorStandish, Frederick C.
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Paper no.3, 22 June 1860
Police Department / Chief Commissioner’s Office / Melbourne 22/6/1860 / Private & confidential / / No E976 * / / Circular Memo / / Steps are being taken to suppress illicit distillation and traffic in spirits by means of a body of men under the control of the Chief Inspector of Distilleries. / Officers in charge of districts will render all the assistance in their power to the men so employed, and will allow them to have access to the lists of licensed persons, supplied to the Police by the Clerks of Petty Sessions. / Fredk Standish / Chief Commissioner / / The Officer in Charge / of Police / Hobson’s Bay District / / * It is requested that this reference may be quoted in reply. /
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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