Royal Commission report Appendix 5
The Royal Commission Appendix 5
Reported Appearances of the Kelly Outlaws
Inserted by Sadleir
… … The portion of the return within brackets [ ] is that furnished by Superintendent Sadleir. The other portion contains additions to Mr. Sadleir's return, remarks thereon, and the particulars of some cases not noted by him.
Date report received
Date of appearance
Steps taken by Police
Mr. Nicolson in charge
|2/11/78||31/10/78||At Margery and Peterson's near Bungowannah||Search by Detective Kennedy, and subsequently by Mr. Nicolson, to November 5th.|
|4or5/11/78||4/11/78||Wangaratta Bridge and crossings at railway||Inspector Brooke Smith making inguiry. In the meantime search started at Sheep Station Creek. Later tracks taken up by Mr. Smith, which led to police horses being found on Warby's Ranges. The identity of offenders only conjectured by informants|
|6/11/78||3/11/78||At Sheep Station Creek, by bark stripper||Search party, under Captain Standish, Mr. Nicolson, and Mr. Sadleir, at daybreak on 7th. [Sebastopol Cavalcade]|
|6/11/78||29/10/78||Pioneer Bridge||No search, later information having been received|
|11/11/78||11/11/78||Crossing railway near Glenowan; reported by platelayer, who did not identify offender.||Search by Messrs. Nicolson, Sadleir, and Smith, with party, on 12th, at daybreak; unable to follow tracks.|
|6/12/78||Not given||Near Gaffney's Creek||Search and inquiry by local police, and not traced.|
|10/12/78||9 & 10/12/78||Faithful's Creek and Euroa||This was the date when Euroa bank was stuck up. Search by police, under Mr. Nicolson.()|
|I3/12/78||12/12/78||Near Violet Town||Rumor unfounded.|
Captain Standish and Mr. Hare in charge.
|18/12/78||24/11/78||Violet Town||Rumor unfounded|
|19/12/78||8/12/78||At Chappell's, Woolshed Creek near Beechworth||No steps taken; later appearance at Euroa on 10th instant.|
|21/12/78||Not given x||Strathbogie||Report unfounded|
|23/12/78||Not given x||Kialla||Report unfounded|
|26/12/78||Not given x||At Yarck, twelve miles from Alexandra, by a man named Ware||Inquiry by Alexandra police. Report found to be untrue|
|27/12/78||26/12/78||Seven miles from Lake Rowan (Steve Hart only seen), by Joseph Coombes||Inquiry by Lake Rowan police. Report found to be untrue|
|Near Doon||Rumor unfounded.|
|30/12/78||22/12/78||At Mrs. Byrne's, Sebastopol (Joe Byrne only)||Report too old to be acted on. Reported by Detective Ward.|
|30/12/78||X||Near Moyhu||Report unfounded|
|31/12/78||21/12/78||Ned Kelly only. At Mrs. Byrne's||No steps. Reported by Detective Ward, who recommends Mrs. Byrne's house to be watched.|
|3/1/79||30/12/78||Wallan Wallan||Local police searched. Found to be untrue.|
|7/1/79||6/1/79||Four men, supposed Kellys, at Green Hills near Wodonga||Place searched by Sergeant Harkin and party, but no trace.|
|7/1/79||5/1/79||Near cotter's Broken River||Inquiry by Mansfield police; the informant, Eyres, not reliable. No trace.|
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