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From the CCP re Glenrowan affair and the recommendation to remove constable Arthur from the Police force From the CCP re Glenrowan affair and the recommendation to remove constable Arthur from the Police force

Public Record Office Victoria

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

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

The five pages presented here are two fragments that seem to be a set of notes and the final page of a communication from Chief Commissioner Nicolson relating to issues that came up from the Royal Commission. There is no name identified on the two pages of notes, dated 4 July 1882. They formed part of a series of reports that were forwarded to the Police Commission as part of the investigation into the removal of Constable Arthur. The conflicting accounts of the Glenrowan seige given bySergeant SteeleandConstable Arthurof the capture of Ned Kelly eventually led to a recommendation by Steele to have Arthur dismissed from the police force.The last page displayed is the final page of the report written by the Chief Commissioner of Policeon the matter, recommending that the matter of Arthurs possible perjury be referred to the Crown Solicitor and that a recommendation be brought forward to have Arthur dismissed.

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  • Title: From the CCP re Glenrowan affair and the recommendation to remove constable Arthur from the Police force From the CCP re Glenrowan affair and the recommendation to remove constable Arthur from the Police force
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1882-07-04
  • Provenance: VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 5 ITEM 50 RECORD 1, VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 5 ITEM 50 RECORD 1
  • Transcript: Police Department [Const Arthur Removal from Force recommended] Police Department, CHIEF COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 4.7.82 The Glenrowan affair took place 28 June 1880 and M, C Arthur sent us no report in reference to what took place then until 17 May 1881 when he sent in a report containing the following statements [] Sergt Steele on his arrival at Glenrowan went to a tree about 25 yards from Jones Hotel Shortly after a woman came out carrying a child in her arms Sergt. Steele called out hold up your arms or I will shoot you like a dog. She held up her arms and screamed Sergt Steele then fired at her She then turned to go away he fired She screamed shoot at her I called out that is a woman if you fire at her again Ill shoot you [] A reference then evidence taken before Ser Steele ? will show what truth there is in these statements Page 145 Const. Causey says a woman rushed out screaming I heard Steele say run on quickly and you will not be molested two shots were fired a few seconds afterwards

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