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What do I need to know?

Any names of people who may have made a claim for reward money, or the year in which such a claim may have been made in the period 1879-1881.

How do I search?

Type in the name of the claimant, or keyword, for example: report, Moore, capture.

About these records

This series contains correspondence, claims and supporting documentation submitted for consideration by the Kelly Reward Board, which was established to determine who was entitled to receive the reward money put up by the Victorian Government for the capture of the Kelly Gang.

Who created these records?

Kelly Reward Board 1879-1881

Next Steps

Due to the historical value of the records, access to the hardcopy originals is closed. From the results click on a item to view and download a digital copy.

What are in these records?

The records in this collection include:

  • correspondence

  • lists of claimants

  • claims and supporting documentation

  • minutes of the Kelly Reward Board

Other records relating to the activities of the Kelly Reward Board (including additional claims) can be found in Kelly Historical Collection Part 3 and Part 5.

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