VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 1 Item 12 Record 7 Document: New South Wales Government Gazette proclamation of reward
Dated the 18th of February 1879, this newspaper clipping was taken from the New South Wales Government Gazette. The proclamation by the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Colony of New South Wales, Hercules Robinson, offers a reward of £8,000 for the apprehension of the outlaws. The proclamation comes only 8 days after the hold-up of the Bank of New South Wales in the town of Jerilderie on the New South Wales border. It is interesting to note that three quarters of the reward money was paid by the New South Wales Government and the remaining quarter by certain banks trading in the colony. Simultaneously, the Colony of Victoria was offering a reward of £4,000.
Date 18 Feb
Col. Secy. N. S. WalesForwards copy of Proclamation offering a reward for the apprehension of the Kelly gang of outlawsPublish in Gazette for Gnl. informn.(initials unreadable)
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|Z1939NEW SOUTH WALES Government Gazette
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY[NO. 58.] TUESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY. 1879.[£8,000 REWARD NEW SOUTH WALES to wit.]PROCLOMATION BY His Excellency Sir HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Governor and Commander-in-chief of the colony of New south Wales and it Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same.WHEREAS Edward Kelly, Daniel Kelly, Stephen Hart, and Joseph Byrnes, have been proclaimed outlaws in the Colony of Victoria: And whereas warrants have been issued by James Barnbrick, Esq., J.P., at Wodonga, Victoria, charging Edward Kelly, Daniel Kelly, and two men whose names were then unknown, with the wilful murder of Michael Scanlon, Police constable of the colony of Victoria, and the said warrants have been duly endorsed by Captain Brownrigg, Police Magistrate at Albury, to have force in the colony of New South Wales: And whereas Victorian warrants duly backed for execution in New South Wales, were subsequently granted for the apprehension of Stephen hart and Joseph Byrnes charging them with the murder of the aforesaid Michael Scanlon: And whereas the above-named offenders are still at large, and have recently committed diverse felonies in the colony of New south Wales: Now, therefore I, sir HERCULES GEORGE ROBERT ROBINSON, the Governor aforesaid, do, by this by my Proclamation, issued with the advice of the Executive Council, hereby notify that a reward of four thousand pounds will be paid – three-fourths by the Government of New south Wales, and one fourth by certain Banks trading in the Colony – for the apprehension of the above named four offenders, or a reward of one thousand pounds for the apprehension of any one of them; and that in addition to the above reward a similar reward of four thousand pounds has been offered by the Government of Victoria; and I further notify that the said reward will be equitably apportioned between any person giving information which shall lead to the apprehension of the offenders and any members of the police force or other persons who may actually effect such apprehension or assist thereat; and that if, in attempting to effect the captures of the said offenders, any member of the police force should be wounded, thereby incapacitating him from earning a livelihood he will be pensioned or in the event of any member of the police force losing his life in the execution of such duty, his widow or family depending upon him for support will be provided for by the Government.Given under my Hand and Seal, at Government House, Sydney, this eighteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, and in the forty-second year of Her Majesty’s Reign.
By Command, HENRY PARKES. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN SYDNEY
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