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Jesse Dowsett (1843–1931)

Jesse Dowsett, who was guard in the special train which took the police to Glenrowan, when Ned Kelly, the notorious bushranger was captured in June 1880, died at his home at Dandenong to-day, aged 88. Dowsett assisted in the capture of Ned Kelly, and was one of the very few participants in the affair, commended by the Royal Commission, which sat subsequently. Of the £8,000 reward offered by the Government for the capture of the Kellys, Dowsett received £175/16/9 as his share.

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Jesse Dowsett, 1880

Jesse Dowsett, 1880

State Library of Victoria, IAN17/07/80/121

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4 June, 1931 (aged ~ 88)
Dandenong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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