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Difficulty in police movements due to swollen rivers and creeks

VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 5 Item 60 Record 1 Document: Addressed to Superintendant Sadleir re: Difficulty in police movements due to swollen rivers and creeks

14/07/1879

Overview

This letter, written from the Superintendent’s Office in the Murray District, outlines the difficulty the police search parties were experiencing due to the swollen rivers and creeks in the area. By July of 1879, the Kelly Gang were wanted not only for the police murders at Stringy Bark Creek but also for the hold up of two banks. The first hold up occurred in Euroa where they also invaded a station property, 27 miles west of Benalla. Crossing the border into NSW, they then robbed the Bank in Jerilderie. Even with the Government’s increased reward, the Kelly Gang still managed to allude the authorities.

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Reply 15/7/79 79/E868 J Sadleir Sup of Police Benalla

Police Department,
Superintendent’s Office
Murray District
? 14th July 1879.Dear Mr. Sadleir I regret that the ? ? Police who are nearest to ? ?cannot reach there at present in Consequence of the Rivers and Creeks being up and the ? is heavy to test the information given by Darlow Re outlaws, but should be glad to know of (?) (?) be able to give one any (?) locality. The (?) (?) inform one by telegram to day that he can only have Actions to be determined regarding your (?) to the officers locally and in (?) (?) (?) Capt (?) (?) Police and Victorian Police subject calls for careful (?)

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VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 5 Item 60 Record 1 Document: Addressed to Superintendant Sadleir re: Difficulty in police movements due to swollen rivers and creeks


 

Miscellaneous
N. S. Wales
14.7.79

There are a large number of Ruffians between (?) and Griffin who (?) (?) aid Outlaws on the probabilities on being possible (?). and I believe would (?) the gang (Kellys) later join them in shooting (?) a being in the (?) party of Police (?) (?) (?) of Mr (?) Lloyd are said to be at Jerilderie bit their appearance there may possibly be only a (?) in that direction I am inclined to think with you that the gang will make a (?) (?) at a Bank either (?) of the river as their (?) must now the (?) I am quite prepared for them and hope they will come outside their Burrows soon and put an end to this our present state of suspense (?) (signature unreadable) Sip of Police

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VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 5 Item 60 Record 1 Document: Addressed to Superintendant Sadleir re: Difficulty in police movements due to swollen rivers and creeks

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