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The disposal of Outlaws’ bodies

VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 1 Item 46 Record 14 Document: To Chief Commissioner of Police re: the disposal of Outlaws’ bodies

29/06/1880

Overview

This telegram, sent to the Chief Commissioner of Police the day after the Glenrowan siege, requests that the police deal with the remains of the outlaws if no one comes to forward to claim them. The body of Joe Byrne was taken by train to Benalla that evening, whilst the charred remains of Dan and Steve were left to be claimed by family members.

 

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[Re bodies of outlaws 29.6.80]

POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS.
Time recd. 4.50 From Eastern Market Dated 29/6/80

Telegram for Chief Comm Police

If Identity established neither Police not Govt can retain body if no one comes forward to ask for body Police should deal with it as in all cases where they have unclaimed body

J B Harreenan

Time lodged at the Sending Station 4.30

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VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 1 Item 46 Record 14 Document: To Chief Commissioner of Police re: the disposal of Outlaws' bodies

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