Secret Service Money - Public Record Office Victoria - Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
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Title: Secret Service Money
Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
Provenance: VPRS 4965 P0 UNIT 1 ITEM 21 RECORD 1
Transcript: outrages at Euroa, & Jerilderie N.S.W. has almost died out, excepting amongst their own class. (2) The preparations made to resist them at every township not only by the Police, but by a few of the inhabitants, have reached the ears of the offenders, and the fact that though often threatening they have not yet attempted to repeat a raid anywhere, and also the fact that the outlaws are afraid to trust even their best friends beyond a limited extent and are mere skulkers among the mountains has restored the feeling of security to a great extent which was so rudely shaken among the citizens. (3.) The entire extinction of wholesale Horse & Cattlestealing which prevailed between New South Wales and the N. E. district, to an extent unknown in any other part of this colony. (4) The diminution of crime generally in the district (5) The disappearance of that insolence and defiance to constituted authority which characterized the Criminal Class in the N. E. dist. for some time after the Murders. (6) Through the above the police have regained much of the confidence of the people there. It seems unnecessary to dilate upon the value of these results. But to relax in the steps being taken, for the captures of the four miserable though cunning & bloodthirsty fugitives would be to throw away all that has been gained, and to invite the criminal class to avenge and renew their attacks upon life and prosperity. C. H. Nicolson A.-C.-P.-