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Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express at KellyGang 22/3/1879

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The following search party returned, after an absence of a week, this evening, and as the Kellys are still at large, it follows that their mission was a fruit- less one, viz -Superintendent Sadleir, Sub- inspector O'Connor, eight troopers, five Queensland black trackers, and five pack horses. Although the cold is against the blacks, the entire party looked somewhat fresher than might have been expected.


It is now generally believed that the four men seen at Gunbower Island were the Kellys. Four horses are said to have been found turned adrift in a fatigued state from over-riding. The horses are not claimed by anyone in the district No further information about the four men seen at Pental Island, 40 miles by river above Swan-hill, has come to hand.


A Queensland black tracker arrived here last night, and will leave some time during to night with a large party of police, the destination is supposed to be Wombat Ranges. There has been some activity in the camp, and it is said important information has been received from some quarter.

from Argus 19/3/1879

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