The illness of Captain Frederick Charles Standish, the late chief commissioner of the Victorian police force, terminated fatally yesterday. He died at the Melbourne Club about half-past 5 o’clock. For some months the condition of his health had been such as to leave little hope of other than a fatal ending. About two years ago he had a slight attack of apoplexy , and since that time he has been gradually failing. He was suffering from disease of the heart and of the liver, and there were also indications of softening of the brain.
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All about Frederick Charles Standish, Chief Commissioner of police, and the other senior law enforcement based in Melbourne.
When the Kellys were Cornered (1931, December 12). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 8. When the Kellys were Cornered Dramatic Series of Telegrams By L.T LUXTON Like Robin Hood and his merry men, Ned Kelly and his picturesque ruffians are gradually acquiring the rosy glow of heroes of romance. How Ned and […]
The following is extracted from the 1881 Royal Commission into the police force, where the newly retired Captain Standish gave an account of his involvement in the Kelly pursuit. The extracts contain information directly relevant to the Glenrowan siege and the police that were placed to protect Aaron Sherritt.