SConst P Mullane
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Importance of SConst Mullane (2353)
Links to the KellyGang below, Early Years , Fitzpatrick Incident , Murders at Stringy Bark Creek, Sebastopol Cavalcade , Euroa Robbery , Jerilderie Robbery , Autum 1879 , Hare replaced by Nicolson , Spring 1879 Early 1880 , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's Trial , Reward Board , Royal Commission , Early service , Later service , Family ,
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Photograph Murders at Stringy Bark Creek in the Wombat Ranges 26/10/1878 Later
Sebastopol Cavalcade 7/11/1878 Later
Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 I took part in the search after the robbery. I was appointed a SConst with a pay raise of sixpence a day. (RC1257) Jerilderie Robbery 10/2/1879 About 4/2/1879 I got a telegram from police headquarters in Benalla with news that the KellyGang were about to head over the River Murray into New South Wales (RC1275)
I went up to the River Murray with a party of police that included Const Faulkiner when the Jerilderie robbery took place. We travelled some distance up the Murray, the other side of the Curryong. After some time we returned to Wodonga, after searching the place up there, when we heard of the Howlong wires being cut (RC5163)
Autum 1879 I went out on search parties. think the principal object was to harass them, and keep them in the back country. There was a possibility of our dropping across them in many places, and we knew we were close to them at different times.(RC13519) Hare replaced by Nicolson 6/7/1879 I was a senior constable at Beechworth.
I gave evidence at Aaron Sherritt's trial. (OMA29/7/79)
Spring 1879 Early 1880 On 13/11/1879 Dan Kelly went to visit Jack Sherritt. It took me three-quarters of an hour to ride the distance three or four miles through rough country from the Woolshed into Beechworth to report this matter. (RC 2nd report XIII) see (RC15574) See different response at (RC15744)
They watched Mrs Byrne's home from a cave in the cliffs on the ridge above. I was incharge of the party with Det Ward Ass Com Nicolson. The party consisted of Consts Alexander (in charge), Canny, Armstrong, and McColl.(RC5244)
Const Barry wrote a report for me and I commented on. He wanted me to forward the report to Ass Com Nicolson but I asked him to write me a 2nd report. Const Barry set out out this correspondence in his evidence to the Royal Commssion. (RC7774.7527) See (RC13857)
Nicolson replaced by Hare 2/6/1880 On the evening of 2/6/1880, after Ass Com Nicolson had been replaced by Sup Hare Nicolson sent me a telegram about the agents and Const Armstrong' sparty watching Mrs Byrne's house. (RC2680)
Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880
Arrival from Beechworth
I was incharge of the police from Beechworth. (RC13862)
Capture of Ned Kelly
My role in returning Ned Kelly to Melbpurne after his committal hearing in Beechworth (OMA14/8/1880)
Kelly Reward Board
Following the meetings of the Reward Board in December 1880 I recieved a reward of about £47
I told Det Ward and Const Armstrong "Mrs. Sherritt made a sworn declaration before Mr. Ingram in reference to the conduct of the police at Sebastopol, which has never so far been published, fearing she will be pulled for perjury."
Ward and Armstrong left together.
Armstrong then apparently said, "Ward, are you and Mullane together in this enquiry"?
Ward replied, "Yes; but Mullane is too conscientious."
I understand that Armstrong saw me as a very upright man as far as his dealings with me were concerned. (RC12222)
Early Service Later Service Patrick Mullane retired from the police force in 1905 and moved to Melbourne. There is a valedictory published in the Mansfield Guardian Dec 2nd 1905. He later moved to Hamilton where he died in 1925. He is buried in the Hamilton cemetery.
wife ?... children ?.... home ?..
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