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Greta: Police protection urged by Shire Council

VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 2 Item 10 Record 1 Document: Greta: Police protection urged by Shire Council

12/05/1880

Overview

This letter, to the Chief Commissioner of Police from the Secretary of the Oxley Shire Council, is dated a month before the Glenrowan siege. It is a request that the Police Station at Greta be reopened in light of the recent thefts in the town, including mouldboards. It is interesting to note that mouldboards were used to create the armour worn by the Kelly Gang and that other towns reported thefts of a similar nature. At this stage the police were unaware that the two were connected.

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[N.E] [Greta Police protection urged by Shire Council 3/6/80][signature unreadable]

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Reply 3/6/80 

 

 

 

The Chief commissioner of Police
Melbourne

Shire Office, Oxley,
12 May 1880

Sir,
I have the honor, by direction of the Council at the Shire of Oxley, to request that Police protection might be provided for Greta. The Council have always been of the opinion that the removal of the Police from the Greta Station has been a loss to the district, and I am directed to bring under your notice that recently a number of thefts have taken place in that neighbourhood of mouldboards & wheels of ploughs & other articles, to the great annoyance and loss of the owners who it is believed, in the absence of Police, are afraid to give information for fear of being further annoyed -
The Council therefore trust that you will be pleased to take this application into your early & favourable consideration.
I have the honor to be your most obed servant

C M Brown
Secretary

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Refered to ? for ? correspondence attached.
N. 4576
F.C Standish
C.C.P

[I 4996]
9/5/80
The police were removed from Greta – Glenrowan after full consideration of the subject. The places are only 5 miles apart, and on the other side of Greta the Milewa Station: 11 miles. ? received any attention ? find a ? police-
C.C Police

Benalla
25.5.80

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3rd JuneSir,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 12th ultimo, requesting, by direction of the Oxley Shire Council, that police protection may be furnished to Greta.
In reply I beg to inform you that the transfer of the Police from Greta to Glenrowan was made after full consideration on the subject. Glenrowan is but five miles from Greta, and Milewa is only eleven miles distant. I am of opinion that the protection afforded by the police at those places is sufficient for the requirement of Greta.
I would not therefore be justified in recommending the Government to reform the Greta station
J.

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I have the honor to be
Sir,
Your most obedient servant
F. C. Standish

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