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Reward of 100 pounds to be offered for information leading to Edward Kelly Reward of 100 pounds to be offered for information leading to Edward Kelly

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

In his letter to the Chief Commissioner of Police Inspector Chomley from the Superintendents Office in Beechworth recommends that a reward of 100 be offered for information leading to the apprehension of Edward Kelly. Dated 25 April 1878, the letter is in response to the notice placed in the Victorian Police Gazette (17 April 1878) in which Edward Kelly is charged with shooting Constable Alexander Fitzpatrick. The annotations made over the page by Acting Chief Commissioner Nicolson are a response to Chomleys recommendation, and the second set of annotations are a confirmation from Chomley that he received the letter and Nicolsons response.

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  • Title: Reward of 100 pounds to be offered for information leading to Edward Kelly Reward of 100 pounds to be offered for information leading to Edward Kelly
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1878-04-25
  • Provenance: VPRS 4965 P0 Unit 3 Item 56 Record 1, VPRS 4965 P0 Unit 3 Item 56 Record 1
  • Transcript:
    [Ovens] (initials unreadable) The Chief Commissioner of Police Melbourne [100 reward re Kelly] [2/5/78]Police Department Superintendents Office, Beechworth 25 April 18781386/78I beg to recommend that a reward of 100 be offered for such information as will lead to the apprehension of Edward Kelly charged with shooting at Const. Fitzpatrick Police Gazette 17.4.78 page 115. 02360 From the number of hiding places Kelly has in the ranges and the assistance he receives from the people in the neighbourhood I think the chances are the police may hunt for him for a long time before they will succeed in arresting him and I do not see much chance of obtaining any information about him unless I can pay for it -Alec Chomley Insp.
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