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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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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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First Hand Accounts History The Railway

GUARD BELL’S STATEMENT.

A brief report on the witness account of the guard from the police special train.

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First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History The Railway

STATEMENT OF GUARD DOWSETT.

A first-hand account of Jesse Dowsett’s rescue of Margaret Reardon and his involvement in Ned Kelly’s capture.