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Burke Museum in Beechworth requests Ned Kelly’s armour

VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 1 Item 46 Record 13 Document: Telegram – Burke Museum in Beechworth requests Ned Kelly’s armour

29/6/1880

Overview

Only a day after the Glenrowan siege, Mr. Arundll of the Burke Museum in Beechworth puts forward a request that the Kelly Gangs armour be brought to the Museum as he considers it to be “connected intimately with the history of the district”. The request for the armour was denied by the Chief Commissioner of Police. It is interesting to note that level of interest towards the Kelly’s increased after their capture and it continued well into the 20th century.

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[29.6/80]
291POST OFFICE TELGRAPHS.
Time recd 1.7 From Beechworth Dated 29.6.1880Telegram for The Chief Commissioner of PoliceThe committee at the burke museum here have requested to apply to you for the armour worn by the outlaw Edward Kelly & which is now in the possession of the police here for this museum such being in their opinion connected intimately with the history of this district & therefore they consider our local museum the most fitting

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VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 1 Item 46 Record 13 Document: Telegram – Burke Museum in Beechworth requests Ned Kelly's armour


 

place for it Mr Foster the police magistrate here and a member of our committee will write you today relative to this application

P. J. Arundel
Hon Secy

Time lodged at the Sending Station 1.7

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VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 1 Item 46 Record 13 Document: Telegram – Burke Museum in Beechworth requests Ned Kelly's armour

 

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