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First Hand Accounts History Sergeant Steele

The Kelly Gang. New Light on an Old Tragedy. (23/09/1911)

A compilation of interviews conducted by Brian Cookson of Ann Jones, Arthur Steele and Paddy Allen.

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First Hand Accounts Sergeant Steele The Police

Sgt. Steele Interviewed by Cookson

“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…”

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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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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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History News Reports Superintendent Sadleir

Death of Mr. John Sadleir

“DEATH OF MR. JOHN SADLEIR.” The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 – 1946) 27 September 1919: 40 (TOWN EDITION). DEATH OF MR. JOHN SADLEIR. 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 […]

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

Death of Stanhope O’Connor

“PERSONAL ITEMS.” The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 – 1924) 2 September 1908: 2. Mr. Stanhope O’Connor, one of the oldest members of the Melbourne Stock Exchange died yesterday morning. Deep regret was expressed on ‘Change, Mr O’Connor having in former years been a member of committee. He joined the institution 23 years ago, but […]

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History News Reports Superintendent Hare The Police

Death of Mr. Hare P.M.

“DEATH OF MR. HARE, P.M.” The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957) 11 July 1892: 7. 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 […]

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First Hand Accounts History The Police

Constable Gascoigne’s Testimony

Evidence given by Constable Charles Gascoigne to the Royal Commission describing his involvement in the hunt for the gang, culminating with his involvement in the siege at Glenrowan.