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Provenance: VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 4 ITEM 79
Transcript: us on foot we travelled partly through nearly impossible scrub until 7.30 am when we came to the spot which is situated in the stringy Bark Creek near an old deserted digging & 7 miles from the saw mills in a north north eastern direction from mansfield we found the Bodies of scanlon & Lonigan quite dead shot through the body in several places they must have died instantaneously it was very dark at this time and we remained near the place until daylight we then made search for sergeant Kennedy in every direction in the immediate neighbourhood & could not find the slightest trace of him the tent occupied by the police blankets etc had been burnt the deceased consts pockets were turned inside out & five arms all taken away & not a vestige of anything remaining to show that such a serious encounter had recently taken place I had the deceased Consts slung across a saddle on Mr Monks horse & returned the same route we came and arrived at monks saw mills at about 9.30 am we