First Hand Accounts History Sergeant Steele

Sgt. Steele’s Statement

South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 – 1889), Saturday 3 July 1880, page 6 I am a sergeant of police at Wangaratta. I arrived here with five men about 5 a.m. We were at once challenged by police, and answered “Wangaratta police.” My men were then distributed around the hut, and I got to […]

First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History

Jane Jones’ Statement

An account of the Kelly Gang’s visit to Glenrowan by Jane Jones

First Hand Accounts History Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police The Police

O’Connor’s Letters

The following are letters written by Sub-Inspector Stanhope O’Connor in an effort to set the record straight (as he saw it). It was included in the 1881 Royal Commission and was published in this form by The Argus on 19 March 1881, page 9. The Farm, Flemington, September 7 ,1880 Sir, – I have the […]

History News Reports The Railway

Death of Jesse Dowsett

Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 – 1954), Thursday 4 June 1931, page 33 GUARD OF KELLY TRAIN DIES Mr Jesse Dowsett, who was a guard in the special train which took police to Glenrowan when Ned Kelly was captured in June, 1880, died at his home in Dandenong, early today, aged 88. Mr. Dowsett assisted […]