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First Hand Accounts The Police

Constable Arthur’s Testimony

Constable James Arthur’s recollections of the siege given to the Royal Commission.

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First Hand Accounts History The Police

Constable Phillips’ Testimony

Witness testimony of Constable William Phillips regarding his involvement in the Kelly pursuit and the siege of Glenrowan.

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The Author Speaks

Glenrowan Definitive Edition

Coming late June 2022…

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First Hand Accounts The Police

Constable Dwyer’s Testimony

Evidence from Constable Dwyer to the 1881 Royal Commission.

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First Hand Accounts The Police

Senior Constable Kelly’s Testimony

Testimony given by Senior-Constable John Kelly regarding his involvement in the Kelly pursuit and the Glenrowan siege.

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Crime and Punishment History Research

The Hangman: Elijah Upjohn

A brief biography of the man that hanged Ned Kelly.

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Creative Yarns from Kelly Country

The Greta Mob

A brief look at the band of juvenile delinquents that would become the seed from which the Kelly Gang’s network of sympathisers would sprout.

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History News Reports Superintendent Sadleir

Death of Mr. John Sadleir (27 September 1919)

Mr. John Sadleir, who died at Elsternwick (V.), on September 22, aged 86 years, was born in Ireland in 1833, and arrived in Victoria on November 12, 1852. At the suggestion of an ex-officer of the 75th Regiment, whom he had known in Ireland, he joined (on December 1, 1852) the Police Cadets, a special corps formed by Governor Latrobe. Many members of this corps subsequently rose to high rank in the police force of Victoria, and it is believed that Mr. Sadleir was one of the last two survivors of it.

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History News Reports Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police

Death of Stanhope O’Connor (Various articles, September 1908)

The death of Mr. Stanhope O’Connor, one of the senior members of the Stock Exchange of Melbourne, was announced on Tuesday. The deceased gentleman came under public notice in Victoria at the time of the Kelly gang, as he was then lent by the Queensland Government, with a troop of blacktrackers, to assist in the task of bringing the bushrangers to justice.

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Creative The Author Speaks Writing

McIntyre’s escape: An extract from the unfinished ‘Glenrowan’ prequel.

McIntyre had since crawled out of the hole and put his boots back on. He stumbled through the bush, doused in rainwater, his boots rubbing uncomfortably. He paused long enough to realise he had put them on the wrong feet and switched them around. Convinced the gang were no longer in pursuit he decided to […]