Report of constable McIntyre of the murders committed at Stringy Bark Creek - Public Record Office Victoria - Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
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Title: Report of constable McIntyre of the murders committed at Stringy Bark Creek
Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
Provenance: VPRS 4966 P0 Unit 1 Item 3
Transcript: men Sergt. Kennedy and Const. Scanlan who were out on patrol about half an hour afterwards they approached Ned Kelly told me that if they laid down their arms and surrendered they would be allowed to depart next morning if they did not we would all be shot. Kelly with presented rifle at me ordered me to get them to surrender, I approached them for that purpose but before I could speak they were ordered to bail up and hold up their arms the two men immediately grasped their firearms. Const Scanlan was carrying the breech loading rifle, but before they could use them Const Scanlan received a ball under the right arm which I feel assured has caused his death, Sergeant Kennedy I am unable to say anything about, he was advised by me to surrender, he said it is all right I will, but as the desperadoes continued shooting at the Sergt and me, I seized his