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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.

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First Hand Accounts History The Police

Senior-Constable Kelly’s Statement

South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1858 – 1889), Saturday 3 July 1880, page 6 When we started from the platform we ran down towards the railway gates, hearing that the gang were in Jones’s public-house. The men at that time had not sufficient time to scatter, and all made towards the hotel. As we […]

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First Hand Accounts History The Police

Constable Bracken’s Statement

A short statement by Constable Bracken recounting his involvement in the bail up at Glenrowan.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Captain Standish History The Police

DEATH OF CAPTAIN STANDISH

Obituary for Captain Standish.