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The Ned Kelly Papers

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In August 2002 several documents relating to the capture of the bushranger Ned Kelly and his gang were returned to State Records' custody. These documents (temporary ref: State Records NSW: NUA226) were archival estrays (that is, they had passed from the control of the public office responsible for the record). The documents belong with State Records NSW: Colonial Secretary; NRS 906, Special bundles, 1826-1982, Kelly Gang - Papers re reward, capture etc., 1879-82 [SZ 71], Reel 1709. The documents will be reunited with these papers.

State Records received a second series of documents, also archival estrays, in May 2003 (temporary ref: State Records NSW: NUA 262). These have been added below.

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  • A handwritten draft of a letter by the NSW Premier Henry Parkes (1 of 3)[Doc1a]
  • A handwritten draft of a letter by the NSW Premier Henry Parkes (2 of 3)[Doc1b]
  • A handwritten draft of a letter by the NSW Premier Henry Parkes (3 of 3)[Doc1c]
  • A printed proclamation by the Governor Loftus indicating a reward for the capture of the Kelly Gang[Doc2]
  • A handwritten letter from Edmund Fosbery, NSW Inspector General of Police (1 of 3)[Doc3a]
  • A handwritten letter from Edmund Fosbery, NSW Inspector General of Police (2 of 3)[Doc3b]
  • A handwritten letter from Edmund Fosbery, NSW Inspector General of Police (3 of 3)[Doc3c]
  • A handwritten minute paper for Executive Council (1 of 2)[Doc4a]
  • A handwritten minute paper for Executive Council (2 of 2)[Doc4b]
  • Telegram from the Chief Secretary of Victoria[Doc5]
  • An undated telegram (1 of 2)[Doc6a]
  • An undated telegram (2 of 2)[Doc6b]
  • Letter from Police Superintendent, Bathurst (1 of 3)[Doc7a]
  • Letter from Police Superintendent, Bathurst (2 of 3)[Doc7b]
  • Letter from Police Superintendent (3 of 3)[Doc7c]
  • Telegram from Police Superintendent at Mudgee[Doc8]
  • Telegram from Deniliquin Police [Doc9]
  • Telegram from Albury Police Station (1 of 2)[Doc10a]
  • Telegram from Albury Police Station (2 of 2)[Doc10b]