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Death of Stanhope O’Connor

“PERSONAL ITEMS.” The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 – 1924) 2 September 1908: 2. Mr. Stanhope O’Connor, one of the oldest members of the Melbourne Stock Exchange died yesterday morning. Deep regret was expressed on ‘Change, Mr O’Connor having in former years been a member of committee. He joined the institution 23 years ago, but […]

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O’Connor’s Letters

The following are letters written by Sub-Inspector Stanhope O’Connor in an effort to set the record straight (as he saw it). It was included in the 1881 Royal Commission and was published in this form by The Argus on 19 March 1881, page 9. The Farm, Flemington, September 7 ,1880 Sir, – I have the […]

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The Author Speaks

SUPERINTENDENT HARE’S REPORT.

Account by Superintendent Hare of his re-assignment to the Kelly pursuit, the lead up to the siege and his involvement in the opening stage of the battle.

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History Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police The Police

O’Connor at the Reward Inquiry

Sub-inspector O’Connor’s evidence, given to the Police Commission in Melbourne, in reference to the Kelly gang, and the fight at Glenrowan.

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Captain Standish Glenrowan History Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police Superintendent Hare The Kelly Gang The Police

When the Kellys were Cornered – Dramatic Series of Telegrams – By L.T LUXTON

When the Kellys were Cornered (1931, December 12). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 8. When the Kellys were Cornered Dramatic Series of Telegrams By L.T LUXTON Like Robin Hood and his merry men, Ned Kelly and his picturesque ruffians are gradually acquiring the rosy glow of heroes of romance. How Ned and […]

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Aaron Sherritt History Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police Superintendent Hare Superintendent Sadleir The Author Speaks The Cave Party The Kelly Gang The Police

Supt. Sadleir’s recollections

Extracts from Superintendent John Sadleir’s memoirs concerning the Glenrowan Siege and the events that led to it.

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Supt. Hare’s account of Glenrowan from the Royal Commission

The following extracts come from Superintendent Hare’s testimony during the 1881 Royal Commission. We begin with Hare’s account of the events leading up to the siege and his involvement in the early stages, including his injury. We close on Hare recounting some of his frustrations with the police that were to be working with Aaron Sherritt, as well as a brief account of a discussion with the “Diseased Stock Agent” about the armour.