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Louis (Lou) Ellis (1833–1917)

Mr. Louis Ellis, who was the sheriff of Victoria from 1870 to 1895, died at his home, "New-grove," Wattle Tree-road, Malvern, on Saturday, at the age of 84 years. Mr. Ellis, who was born in New South Wales, entered the Public Service of Victoria in 1852, and in 1858 was transferred to the Crown Law Department, with which branch he remained until he retired in 1895. Among many criminals executed during Mr. Ellis' long term of office as sheriff, was "Ned" Kelly, the notorious bushranger. Mrs. Ellis died four years ago. Mr. Ellis left three sons and three daughters.

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3 August, 1833
New South Wales, Australia


12 May, 1917 (aged 83)
Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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