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Witnesses to Kelly’s Execution

VPRS 4969 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 78 Record 1 Document: Witnesses to Kelly’s Execution

11/10/1880

Overview

This certificate is the return made by the medical officer who certified the death of the prisoner. It was subpoenaed and published in the Government Gazette, public confirmation that the execution had taken place. Sheriff Rede notes in his own report of the execution to the Chief Secretary that only a very few people turned up to witness the execution.

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T21730Execution of Edward KellyThe subpoenaed Certificate and declaration touching the execution of Edward Kelly at Her Majesty’s Gaol at Melbourne are published pursuant to the provisions of the Criminal Law and practice statute 27 Victoria Number 233 Section 314Prothonotary’s office
Melbourne 15th November 1880.John. a. Porter.
Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of the Colony of Victoria

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VPRS 4969 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 78 Record 1 Document: Witnesses to Kelly's Execution


 

80/1135I Andrew Shields being the Medical Officer in attendance on the x x execution of Edward Kelly at the gaol of Melbourne do hereby certify and declare that I have this day witnessed the execution of the said Edward Kelly at the said Gaol and I further certify and declare that the said Edward Kelly was in pursuance of the sentence of the Central Criminal Court hanged by the neck until his body was deadGiven under my hand this eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty at the Gaol of MelbourneAndrew Shields MD

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VPRS 4969 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 78 Record 1 Document: Witnesses to Kelly's Execution


 

We hereby testify and declare that we have this day been present when the extreme penalty of the Law was carried into execution of the body of Edward Kelly convicted at the Central Criminal Court held at Melbourne of the twenty ninth day of October and sentenced to death by the neck that the said Edward Kelly was in pursuance of the said sentence hanged by the neck until his body was dead.Dated this eleventh day of November A. D. 1880 at the Gaol of Melbourne

Name Address
Robt. Rede Sheriff
J.B. Castieau Governor of Gaol
Louis. Ellis Deputy Sheriff
Fredk A. Winch Supt of Police
Edwd. Barker MD F R C S Eng
Henry. Glenny Justice of the Peace
Mr. Biowup Reporter Daily Telegraph
J. Middleton. Reporter Herald
E.C. Martin. of Age Staff
Grant. Oakley Anglo Australian Press
James. Williams Age
D. Nelom Argus
J. Higham. Hills. M.D. Fitzroy Melbourne
John Leach Sydney Morning Herald
J. N. Quin Chief Warder
Alexr. Nixon. Senior Warder
Hugh. Munro Warder
W. Flanagan Warder
R. S. Miller. Warder
James. B. Russell. Warder
. R W V McCall. Clerk Melb Gaol

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VPRS 4969 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 78 Record 1 Document: Witnesses to Kelly's Execution

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