Eason the detective

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Detective Eason

Importance of Det Joseph Eason

A police detective involved in the hunt for the KellyGang Links to the KellyGang, Early Years , Fitzpatrick Incident , Mansfield Murders , Sebastopol Cavalcade , Euroa Robbery , Jerilderie Robbery , Autum 1879 , Hare replaced by Nicolson , Spring 1879 Early 1880, Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kellys Trial , Royal Commission , Early service, Later service , Family . Photograph

Links to the KellyGang

Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 It is likely that I had been up looking around Mrs Byrnes home for the KellyGang(RC1279)

Det Ward got Det Brown and myself to talk to Aaron Sherritt at the time when he was thinking about joining the KellyGang on their trip to Jerilderie (RC13847)


Early Service

Witnessed hangings of : Chong Sigh and Hang Tzon, 2 September 1857; John Mason, 6 November 1857; William Jones, 1 March 1858, and Edward Brown, 1 March 1858

Ihad a good reputation (Argus7/8/82)

Later Service

I arrested the wild man of Tallarook (Argus5/8/80)

I arrested Mrs Jones the day before Ned Kelly's execution (Age11/11/80)

I gave evidence to the Commission on the organisation of the detective force (Argus14/6/82)


wife ... children .... home ..

What happened to Det Eason's family