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Glenrowan telegrams

Kelly wounded

VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 18 Record 1 Document: Ned Kelly has three bullet wounds and armour is made of ploughboards

28/06/1880

Overview

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.

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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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VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 18 Record 1 Document: Ned Kelly has three bullet wounds and armour is made of ploughboards


Ned Kelly shot

VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 18 Record 1 Document: Ned Kelly shot in leg other gang members still in public house

28/06/1880

Overview

This telegram dated the 28.06.1880 and addressed to Captain Standish, is just one of many telegrams relaying the events of the day as they unfolded. Recorded as being lodged at 9.20, this brief telegram informs Standish that officers had surrounded the Glenrowan Inn and that the remaining members of the Gang were still inside the inn. Captain Standish is also informed of Ned Kelly’s breastplate and helmet and is told that more particulars of the siege will follow.

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POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHSTime recd. 9.15 From Benalla Dated 28.6.1880Telegram for Capt Standish? & carriages first arrived from Glenrowan bringing news ned Kelly shot in leg and taken alive on railway platform Glenrowan. no police shot other members gang still in public house surrounded Ned Kelly armed with Breast plate of iron mask & helmet more particulars presently

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VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 18 Record 1 Document: Ned Kelly shot in leg other gang members still in public house

The shoot-out

VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 18 Record 1 Document: Civilians allowed to leave the hotel. Police keep up incessant firing.

28/06/1880

Overview

Dated the 28.06.1880 this telegram informs Captain Standish of the events as they occurred. At this stage, the civilians were freed from Annie Jones’s hotel, Joe Byrne was mortally wounded and Steve and Dan were still in the hotel. Police had also been instructed to keep firing at the hotel.

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POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHSTime 10.40 From Melbne Dated 28.6.1880Telegram for Capt StandishAll civilians allowed leave hotel said Byrne mortally wounded Hart & Dan Kelly still in hotel police keeping up incessant firing

J R James

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VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 18 Record 1 Document: Civilians allowed to leave the hotel. Police keep up incessant firing.

After the siege

VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 18 Record 1 Document: To Robert Ramsay from Captain Standish – after the Glenrowan siege

28/06/1880

Overview

In his telegram to Robert Ramsay, dated the 28.06.1880, CCP Standish informs the Chief Secretary of all that he witnessed of the siege at Glenrowan. Ned Kelly, though seriously injured, was brought to Benalla along with the corpse of Joe Byrne. Constable McIntyre positively identified Byrne as one of the outlaws present at the Stringy Bark Creek Murders. Standish also viewed the charred and indistinguishable remains of Steve Hart and Dan Kelly and informed the Chief Secretary of the nature of Superintendent Hare’s wound to his wrist. According to the time recorded on the telegram, it was sent at 8.20 only hours after Ned’s last stand.

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POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS609[35]

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Time recd. 8.20 From Benalla. Dated 28.6.1880

Telegram for Hon Robt.

Ramsay 8 Gipps St East

Just returned from Glenrowan. Everything was over saw ned Kelly who was Badly wounded But not dangerously & Brought Him Back to Benalla. Please inform if there is any objection to his being taken to Melbourne instead of Beechworth Gaol former preferable for many reasons also saw Dead Body of Joe Byrne which was identified by Const. McIntyre as one of the Wombat

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VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 18 Record 1 Document: To Robert Ramsay from Captain Standish – after the Glenrowan siege


 

 

 

 

 

 

[36]S6429Murderers saw charred remains of Steve Hart & Dan Kelly after the fire at Hotel was out remains were formed with red Hot Breast plate on each corpses unrecognisable But no doubt whatever that they were the other two outlaws will not return to town till tomorrow night being much to do Mr Hare in good spirits & in no danger, But his wound is

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VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 18 Record 1 Document: To Robert Ramsay from Captain Standish – after the Glenrowan siege


 

 

 

 

 

 

[37]S6429A severe one the Ball having gone through the Bones of His wrist He goes down tomorrow morning to Melbourne with Dr, Chas Ryan. F. C. Standish C. C. Police

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VPRS 4967 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 18 Record 1 Document: To Robert Ramsay from Captain Standish – after the Glenrowan siege

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