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Stringy Bark Creek - A cave near Murchison Stringy Bark Creek - A cave near Murchison

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

Addressed to Inspector Nicolson of the police department in Melbourne, this letter includes a map of a cave where the Kelly Gang may have hidden. The caves location was described as being between Stringy Bark Creek and Euroa on the Blue ranges. Although there is no hard evidence to suggest that the Kellys actually did seek refuge in this cave, it is a possibility. The cave was located close to Stringy Bark Creek, where exactly eight days after this letter was sent, the murders of Constables Scanlon, Lonigan and Sergeant Kennedy occurred; and two months later, a bank was robbed in Euroa by the gang.

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  • Title: Stringy Bark Creek - A cave near Murchison Stringy Bark Creek - A cave near Murchison
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1878-10-18
  • Provenance: 4969 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 72, 4969 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 72
  • Transcript:
    (Map of Murchison)
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