The following description of what took place at Glenrowan is taken from the Melbourne Age of June 29, and although going over the same ground as the telegrams already published, contains fuller information…
A compilation of interviews conducted by Brian Cookson of Ann Jones, Arthur Steele and Paddy Allen.
“But, all the same, I may as well say that my success was owing to my using a shot gun instead of a rifle or pistol. It was no use trying to reach a vulnerable place in that man’s armour with a bullet. Shot was the stuff for that job; good big shot. And that’s what I got him with at last…”
Constable James Arthur’s recollections of the siege given to the Royal Commission.
Witness testimony of Constable William Phillips regarding his involvement in the Kelly pursuit and the siege of Glenrowan.
Evidence from Constable Dwyer to the 1881 Royal Commission.
Testimony given by Senior-Constable John Kelly regarding his involvement in the Kelly pursuit and the Glenrowan siege.
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.
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.
A very wide circle will learn with deep regret of the death of Mr. Hare, P.M., which occurred at Rupertswood, Sunbury, the country residence of Sir William Clarke, yesterday afternoon. Some three months ago Mr. Hare was seized with an attack of diabetes, and until recently he was under special treatment at Mr. T. N. Fitzgerald’s private hospital, where he went through a successful operation, and recovered sufficiently to seek a change at Rupertswood.