Royal Commission report Appendix 8

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The Royal Commission Appendix 8

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Statement of Approximate Expenditure From Police Contingent

VOTES, JULY 1878 TO JUNE 1881.

  Ordinary district Expenditure,

North Eastern district

Expenditure incurred in the search for the Outlaws
  £ s. d £ s. d
1878-July 536 18 7  
August 616 15 6  
September 501 2 8  
October 388 2 2 343 11 4
November 572 3 2 2,515 12 3
December 690 8 11 2,197 16 10
1879 January 750 4 11 1,748 8 11
February 564 13 1 1,866 14 8
March 710 7 1 2,296 18 1
April 579 8 6 1,433 13 0
May 760 19 7 1,342 15 6
June 658 4 1 1,180 2 7
July 723 7 0 1,047 0 6
August 616 15 6 1,057 13 6
September 641 14 8 707 2 10
October 509 16 6 860 4 6
November 486 1 3 358 0 1
December 563 1 6 497 3 6
1880-January 614 6 0 440 0 1
February 437 8 10 474 0 6
March 659 3 11 514 1 2
April 503 8 10 312 7 2
May 519 19 1 357 0 4
June 514 11 11 685 9 5
July 544 18 7  
August 623 15 6  
September 508 2 8  
October 388 2 2  
November 895 2 7  
December 505 2 7  
1881—January 521 10 11  
February 352 16 4  
March 650 5 4  
April 413 16 1  
May 474 19 4  
June 512 8 3  

H. M. CHOMLEY,

Acting Commissioner Police.

24/9/81.

MEMORANDUM SHOWING THE EXPENSES INCURRED BY EMPLOYMENT OF DETACHMENTS OF THE VICTORIAN ARTILLERY CORPS IN THE NORTH EASTERN DISTRICT IN CONNECTION WITH THE “KELLY AFFAIR,” BETWEEN THE 15TH DECEMBER 1878 AND 5TH JANUARY 1880.

DETACHMENTS FURNISHED.

At Seymour 7 men 15th December 1878 to 10th July 1879
Avenel 7 “ to 18 th
Euroa 8 “ to 3rd January 1880
Violet Town 8 “
Chiltern 8 “ to 7th July 1879
Wangaratta 8 “
Wodonga 8 “
Beechworth 13 “ 3rd January 1879 to 11th May 1879
Shepparton 8 “ 8th March 1879 to 5th January 1880

The total average being equal to 75 men for 248 days.

The cost of an artilleryman maintained in barracks in Melbourne, including rations, uniform, kits, &c., for some years past, amounted to about £86 per annum,

The cost of the 75 men for 242 days, therefore, at head-quarters rate, amounts to... £4,276

Additional allowance to the men of 9d. each per day ......... £680

Extra allowance for uniform, kits, incidentals, &c. ......... 630

Railway transport .................. 1,460

Total charges to the Military Votes ...... ... £5,736

As the men would have to be maintained at head-quarters, if not employed on the above duty, at a cost of £4,276;

the extra cost to the Government of the detachments employed appears to be £1,460.

ROB. REDE,

Lieut. –Colonel Comg. L. Forces.

6th Oct. 1881.

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