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Dr John Nicholson

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Importance of Dr Nicholson

The doctor who saw Fitzpatrick after his visit to the Kellys; also at the siege of Glenrowan

Links to the KellyGang below, Early Years , Fitzpatrick Incident, Mansfield Murders , Sebastopol Cavalcade , Euroa Robbery , Jerilderie Robbery , First Cave Party , Hare replaced by Nicolson , Second Cave Party , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's Trial , Royal Commission , Early service , Later service , Family , Photograph

What did Dr Nicholson look like

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I was appointed as a Magistrate in Benalla in Jan 1873

I was working as a doctor in Benalla in 1874

I was the deputy coroner in 1875 at Benalla but lost my job when the Government made wholesale cutbacks in Jan 1878

I was appointed by the Government to the Central Board of health in Jan 1876. I was in practice at Benalla at the time

Early Years Fitzpatrick Incident 15/04/1878 Sgt Whelan sent for me when Fitzpatrick returned from his clash with the KellyGang at Eleven Mile Creek at 2am on 16/04/1878. I gave evidence to the Petty Sessions, and also the Court of Assizes at Beechworth. (Argus22/4/78) (RC5947)




Mansfield Murders 26/10/1878 Sebastopol Cavalcade 7/11/1878 Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 Jerilderie Robbery 10/2/1879 First Cave Party 2/12/1879 -1/4/1880 Hare replaced by Nicolson 6/7/1879 Hare was in ill health when he left command of the hunt for the KellyGang. I came up from Benalla and saw Hare at Violet Town (RC16463) early1880 I was called to help one of the Lloyds who shot himself in the head (Argus16/1/1880) Nicolson replaced by Hare 2/6/1880 Death of Aaron Sherritt 26/6/1880 Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880

I looked after Hare's wounds in Benalla and then went to Glenrowan with Sup Sadeir's party (DailyTelegraph29/6/1880)

Arrival at Glenrowan from Benalla

I arrived at Glenrowan from Benalla with Sup Sadleir (RC10906) (RC17786a)

Capture of Ned Kelly

I produced a statement as to Ned Kelly's injuries (RC8393)

I attended Ned Kelly at Glenrowan after he was captured and took the green sash he had recieved from Richard Shelton's parents. (Argus29/6/1880) (Argus8/7/80) (FH)

Release of the civilians


Around noon

At about 12 noon there was a great press of people about the windows and door of the station building around Ned Kelly. I was looking after him.

I assisted Rev Gibney Ned Kelly and attend to him in his way. (RC12299)

I gave an interview to the press (Argus2/7/1880)


I gave evidence at the Inquest into the death of Martin Cherry (Age1/7/80) (Argus1/7/80)

See my affidavit about what happened at Glenrowan (JJK)

Royal Commission I was not called to evidence to the Royal Commission. Early Service Later Service


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

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