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Difficulty in police movements due to swollen rivers and creeks Difficulty in police movements due to swollen rivers and creeks

Public Record Office Victoria

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

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

This letter, written from the Superintendents Office in the Murray District, outlines the difficulty the police search parties were experiencing due to the swollen rivers and creeks in the area. By July of 1879, the Kelly Gang were wanted not only for the police murders at Stringy Bark Creek but also for the hold up of two banks. The first hold up occurred in Euroa where they also invaded a station property, 27 miles west of Benalla. Crossing the border into NSW, they then robbed the Bank in Jerilderie. Even with the Governments increased reward, the Kelly Gang still managed to allude the authorities.

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  • Title: Difficulty in police movements due to swollen rivers and creeks Difficulty in police movements due to swollen rivers and creeks
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1879-07-14
  • Provenance: VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 5 ITEM 60 RECORD 1, VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 5 ITEM 60 RECORD 1
  • Transcript: Police Department, Superintendents Office Murray District ? 14th July 1879.Dear Mr. Sadleir I regret that the ? ? Police who are nearest to ? ?cannot reach there at present in Consequence of the Rivers and Creeks being up and the ? is heavy to test the information given by Darlow Re outlaws, but should be glad to know of (?) (?) be able to give one any (?) locality. The (?) (?) inform one by telegram to day that he can only have Actions to be determined regarding your (?) to the officers locally and in (?) (?) (?) Capt (?) (?) Police and Victorian Police subject calls for careful (?) Reply 15/7/79 79/E868 J Sadleir Sup of Police Benalla

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