The Ovens and Murray Advertiser 9/1/79

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On Monday, before the Mayor and Mr Bickerton, JP, John Quinn was charged with giving certain information to Edward Kelly and accomplices, tending to facilitate them to commit further crime. Sergeant Steele applied for a remand for eight days. The defendant said he was not guilty, and asked for proof of his guilt; remanded until Saturday next. Richard Strickland was similarly charged. The defendant said he could see no charge against him; remanded until Saturday next. William Wood, alias Strickland, was similarly charged; remanded until Saturday next.



The Hamilton Spectator relates that one effect of the Kelly scare is that “by Thursday’s train three bank managers, one of whom was from Portland and two from Hamilton , left for Melbourne in charge of treasure belonging to their respective banks. The management took with them about £25,000. It is not so much from fear of the Kelly gang that the banks are organising an escort system of their own, but rather from an apprehension that in the present lawless state of the colony the immunity enjoyed by the Mansfield gang will cause a bad example to be imitated by others.”

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