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By Edwin Richard Living re: Jerilderie Bank hold up By Edwin Richard Living re: Jerilderie Bank hold up

Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
North Melbourne, Australia

Undated, this statement by Edwin Richard Living provides a brief account of the hold-up at the Bank of New South Wales in the town of Jerilderie.. The Outlaws rode into Jerilderie that day with a dual purpose, to both rob the bank and to have Neds manifesto the Jerilderie Letter, printed by the towns newspaper editor. Upon discovering that the editor and town printer Mr. Gill could not be found, Living, a teller at the bank of New South Wales, convinced Ned that he would pass his letter onto Mr. Gill to be printed. Having been assured by the teller that the letter was in good hands and that it would be printed, the outlaws rode out of town confident that Living would keep his promise. Unfortunately for Ned, Edwin Living never kept his promise and once again Neds attempt to get his side of the story published and made available to the public were thwarted.

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  • Title: By Edwin Richard Living re: Jerilderie Bank hold up By Edwin Richard Living re: Jerilderie Bank hold up
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1879
  • Provenance: VPRS 4969 P0 UNIT 1 ITEM 28 RECORD 1, VPRS 4969 P0 UNIT 1 ITEM 28 RECORD 1
  • Transcript:
    Edwin Richard Living In February 1879 I was teller in the Bank at Jerilderie in N. S. W. and am still in the Employment of that Bank in Melbourne. I remember the 10 Feby 1879 I was in the Bank premises in Jerilderie. I saw the prisoner there. I first saw him in the Bank and he was in the Back yard and came into the Bank at the back door -he was armed- Four men all armed with revolvers came together. The Prisoner said we are going to stick up the Bank and wanted some money. He robbed the Bank The Hotel adjoins the Bank. I afterwards heard him speaking in the Hotel to a number of people in reference to the Murder of the Police at Wombat, he showed a revolver which he said had been taken from the Police Who had been shot he had it in his hand. He had no gun with him. I could not ? he named any one of the Policeman definitely that had been shot. Other people were asking Pris as to the shooting of the Police and he said the Gun he shot them with was an old one but very good and bound up in some way I cannot say whether he said with string or wire. he said he could shoot round the corner with it. he was telling this to the people in the bar. I asked him something in reference to the Banks Books and he said you come along with me and I had to go with him. he asked where the
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