Governor of Victoria

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Side of Authority
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Importance of the Governor

Role of the Governor in the story of the KellyGang

the Governor,Sir George Bowes, opened the railway line to Beechworth (Argus30/9/76)

Sir George Ferguson Bowen was the Governor at the time of the Mansfield Murders on 26/10/1878. On 15/11/1878 he signed the documents under the Felons Apprehension Act that made the [[../K_kellys/K_KellyGang.html|KellyGang]] outlaws.

Marquis of Normanby sworn in as the Governor (Argus30/4/79)

On behalf of the Governor Captain Le Patourel wrote to Sup Hare to congratulate him on the capture of the KellyGang soon after the siege at Glenrowan. See text of the letter (RC1602) (Age29/6/80) (FH)

Did the KellyGang plan to capture the Governor. (Argus) (JJK)

Soon after Ned Kelly was sentenced to death William Gaunson had an interview with the Governor's private secretary, Captain Le Patourel.

The Governor was in the hands of the Executive Council.(Argus8/11/80)

Petition to save Ned Kelly presented to the Governor (Argus9/11/80) (Age11/11/80)

Another visit to Government House to save Ned Kelly. (Argus11/11/80)