Recorded at 9.42 and addressed to Captain Standish, this telegram is just one of many which recorded the events as they transpired. This telegram reports that Dr. Nicolson, after having inspected Ned Kelly, concluded that the three bullet wounds he suffered were not fatal and that at close inspection, the armour appears to made from plough shares.


  • Title: Glenrowan Telegrams Glenrowan Telegrams
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1880-06-28
  • Provenance: VPRS 4967 P0 UNIT 2 ITEM 18, VPRS 4967 P0 UNIT 2 ITEM 18
  • Transcript:
    [28] POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS.Time recd. 9.42 From Benalla Dated 28.6.1880Telegram for Capt. StandishNed Kelly has three bullet wounds in him Dr Nicolson does not consider any of them mortal No police wounded men very plucky & game the armour the gang have on is formed out of plough shares.W.H Saxe
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