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Captain Standish History The Police

Captain Standish’s Royal Commission Testimony

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.

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Why Glenrowan?

Where did the idea for the novel originate? What makes the story of the Glenrowan siege so compelling?