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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 […]

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Detective Ward History News Reports The Police

FORMER. SUB-INSPECTOR DIES

“FORMER SUB-INSPECTOR DIES” The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 – 1954) 27 May 1921: 7. FORMER. SUB-INSPECTOR DIES | Regret was expressed in the Police Department today at the death of Mr. Michael Edward Ward, 76, formerly sub-inspector in the Criminal Investigation Branch, which occurred at his home, Airdrie road, Caulfield, this morning. Mr. Ward […]

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History News Reports The Kellys

Mrs. Kelly interviewed

Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 – 1918), Tuesday 17 May 1881, page 3 THE POLICE COMMISSION. [FROM THE ARGUS REPORTER.] On Saturday morning the commission went by road from Benalla to Glenrowan, passing through Greta. En route a short stay was made at the residence of Mrs Kelly, mother of the late […]

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History News Reports Superintendent Hare The Sympathisers

DESTRUCTION OF THE KELLY GANG: FURTHER PARTICULARS.

South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 – 1900), Monday 5 July 1880, page 5 DESTRUCTION OF THE KELLY GANG. FURTHER PARTICULARS. [From the Argus of July 1.] Further intelligence of an exciting nature reached town yesterday with regard to the state of affairs in the district in which the Kelly gang has for too […]

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History News Reports The Railway

Ned Kelly’s Last Stand – ONE GLENROWAN SURVIVOR

Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW : 1882 – 1962), Saturday 22 February 1930, page 3 Ned Kelly’s Last Stand ONE GLENROWAN SURVIVOR During the last few moments of freedom enjoyed by Ned Kelly he waged a revolver duel at close quarters with Jesse Dowsett, the guard of the railway train that had taken the police to […]

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History News Reports The Harts The Kellys

The Author Speaks: Anecdotes and Editing

A brief discussion on the difficulty in choosing what to keep or cut when writing a book based on fact.

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Glenrowan History News Reports

HERO OF GLENROWAN – THOMAS CURNOW MOURNED.

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 – 1924), Wednesday 27 December 1922, page 4 HERO OF GLENROWAN THOMAS CURNOW MOURNED. Officers of the Victorian Education Department joined on Friday in the expressions of general regret of the death of Mr. Thomas Curnow, the hero teacher who saved the train containing 40 police and a number […]

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Glenrowan History News Reports

COMMENCEMENT OF THE FIGHT

A contemporary new report describing the siege and Ned Kelly’s arrival in Melbourne.

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Edward (Ned) Kelly History News Reports

Update on Ned Kelly’s health (October 1880)

A contemporary report coveting ned Kelly’s recovery in Melbourne Gaol

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History News Reports

EXCITEMENT AT GLENROWAN

A contemporary news report covering the immediate aftermath of the siege.