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Telegram: £800 reward for murders

VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 3 Item 86 Record 1Document: £800 reward for murders

29/10/1878

Overview

A day after the murders at Stringy Bark Creek, Inspecting Superintendent Nicolson, from the Benalla police station, wrote this telegram for the police at Jamieson, to distribute amongst other local police stations. The telegram states that a reward of £800 is to be offered by the Government for the arrest and conviction of the outlaws. At £200 per outlaw, it was posted as a means of inducing information from Kelly sympathisers and others who may have had information regarding the outlaws’ whereabouts. An annotation overleaf by an officer states that he distributed 50 reward posters over Jamieson, Woods Point, Gaffney and Darlingford.

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Telegram for Police Benalla Oct 29th 1878JamiesonRe Murderers – Government offers reward eight hundred pounds for arrest and conviction of offenders – Two hundred pounds each Give every publicity, and circulate to neighbouring stations.
C. H. Nicolson
Inspecting Supt

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VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 3 Item 86 Record 1Document: £800 reward for murders


50. poste as attached distributions Jameison Darlingford Gaffney Creek & Wood point on 30.11.78

M Ellis
31.11.78

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VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 3 Item 86 Record 1Document: £800 reward for murders

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