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Importance of Detective, later Sub-Inspector Douglas Kennedy (634)

I was a detective based at Beechworth. Links to the KellyGang, Early Years , Fitzpatrick Incident , Mansfield Murders , Warby Ranges , Euroa Robbery , Jerilderie Robbery , Autum 1879 , Hare replaced by Nicolson , Spring 1879 Early 1880 , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Sige , Ned Kellys Trial, Royal Commission , Early service , Later service , Family ,

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Warby Ranges search party 6/11/1878 At the time of the murders I was based in Shepparton (Argus29/10/79)

On 1/11/1878 AssCom Nicolson sent me out in charge of a search party to follow up on a report at Murray Flats, near Baumgarten's place (RC344) (RC1762) (CHC) (JJK)

My colleague Const McGuirk was with me. (RC15514)

On 6/11/1878 I took out a search party from Wangaratta to Lake Rowan (RC12361)

Const Fitzpatrick was a member. He told me something about Aaron Sherritt and Det Ward. (RC12928)

A few days later I took a party to Lake Rowan. We searched the right side of the Glenrowan range. Insp Brook Smith took the other side. (RC17283)

I proceeded from Benalla to Mansfield in connexion with the charge against Walter Lynch for sending a threatening letter to Mr Monk. (Argus12/11/78)

Does any one know any more about my parties?

Photograph Ned Kelly's trial I took statements from a number of the witnesses in readyness for Ned Kelly's committal hearing (Argus10/8/80) (Argus13/8/80)

I arrived in Beechworth for the start of Ned Kellys committal hearing (Age6/8/1880)

Early Service Later Service I commented on the report of second part of the Royal Commission (Argus24/1/83)


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