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Euroa Bank robbery – descriptions given of outlaws

VPRS 4969 Consignment P0 Unit 1 Item 60 Record 1 Document: Telegram – Euroa Bank robbery

12/12/1878

Overview

On the 10.12.1878, the Kelly Gang made their way to the town of Euroa where they bailed up staff at the National Bank and escaped with £2,000. Two days later, a telegram lodged by Sergeant Burland of Hamilton, was sent to various police stations providing them with a detailed description of the outlaws.

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[Museum 301]POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS.
No. of words 169 Time recd. 10.45 From HamiltonDate 12/12/1878Telegram for PoliceRe outlaws Euroa Bank robbery for description of offenders see discharged prisoners in P.G. S. for Ned Kelly 9-2-74 – Dan Kelly 21-7-78. Steve Hart 17-[missing] Joe Byrnes 20-11-76 – First offender having long beard grey tweed trousers & vest dark coat drab felt hat- Second Grey tweed trousers & vest – black coat – white felt hat – third dark grey tweed suit white felt hat – Fourth – light grey tweed suit – white felt hat – Each hat supplyed with elastic chin band All their clothes are new having been taken from Hawker Jas Floster – First rode

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[page torn] bred bay horse both himd feet white sho [page torn] – second & third rode two bay horses and fourth rode grey mare in low condition apparently having lately foaled – Brands unknown are armed two double barrelled guns, two single barrelled guns a spencer Rifle fully loaded eight revolvers two valises the brothers carrying the plunder [not readable] there – amounting to two thousand pounds.Leunt Burland
Sergt.
Per supt.

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VPRS 4969 Consignment P0 Unit 1 Item 60 Record 1 Document: Telegram – Euroa Bank robbery

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