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Importance of S Const Tom King
The police officer who came to Victoria with the trackers from Queensland
Links to the KellyGang below, Early Years ,Arrival in Victoria , Autum 1879 , Hare replaced by Nicolson , Spring 1879 Early 1880 , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's Trial , Royal Commission , Early service , Later service , Family ,
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Arrival in Victoria 6/3/1879 I came down from Queensland with Insp O'Connor and 6 trackers. We come down to Sydney by ship and then travelled from Sydney to Albury by train. At 7 pm on 6/3/1879. The names of the trackers, Corporal Sambo, and Troopers Hero, Johnny, Jimmy, Barney, and Jack. We arrived at Benalla at 2pm on 10/3/1879. (Argus10/3/79) Photograph Hare replaced by Nicolson 6/7/1879 I went off to the Lancefield robbery (RC5242)
It was said that I misbehaved myself at the Lancefield bank robbery trip. Insp O'Connor recommended my dismissal, and I was dismissed in Queensland. Eventually on the recommendation of Captain Standish I was taken on by the Victoria police with my rank taken from me, and I went into the police as a constable. (RC11464)
Early Service Later Service
wife ... children .... home ..
What happened to Const King's family KellyGang