Written on the 30.11.1878 by Sergeant Whelan of the Benalla Police Station, this supplementary report is in reference to a notice placed in the Police Gazette. Addressed to the Officer in Charge of Detectives in Melbourne, the report gives a detailed description of the possessions that went missing from Constable Scanlon’s body on the day of the Stringy Bark Creek murders.
The officer in charge
|[A P L 6650 3.30pm 2nd Decr]VICTORIA POLICE.
CRIMINAL OFFENCE OR POLICE INQUIRY.Benalla Station, North Eastern District.Reference to POLICE GAZETTE Page 297 & 8 1878Stolen from Constable Michael Scanlon 2118 (deceased) One plain english Gold ring set with oval shape opaque stone. One silver hunting Geneva watch number, and makers name unknown also
One Aluminium chain supposed to have been taken by the Kelly’s and their mates
J. Whelan Sgt, 1308 Police Officer
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