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Title: Greta: Police protection urged by Shire Council
Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
Provenance: VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 2 ITEM 10 RECORD 1
Transcript: Reply 3/6/80Shire Office, Oxley, 12 May 1880 Sir, I have the honor, by direction of the Council at the Shire of Oxley, to request that Police protection might be provided for Greta. The Council have always been of the opinion that the removal of the Police from the Greta Station has been a loss to the district, and I am directed to bring under your notice that recently a number of thefts have taken place in that neighbourhood of mouldboards & wheels of ploughs & other articles, to the great annoyance and loss of the owners who it is believed, in the absence of Police, are afraid to give information for fear of being further annoyed The Council therefore trust that you will be pleased to take this application into your early & favourable consideration. I have the honor to be your most obed servant The Chief commissioner of Police Melbourne C M Brown Secretary