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McColl, Robert (?–1936)

Mr Robert McColl, a well-known Riverina wool classer, who died at Deniliquin (N.S.W.) the other day, was born in Rokewood district, near Ballarat. He joined the Victorian police force at the age of 21. When the Kelly gang was operating in the north-east he was transferred to Mansfield, where he served under Sergeant Kennedy, who was subsequently shot by the bushrangers. Later McColl was one of the escorts of Ned Kelly to Melbourne after the bushranger's capture at Glenrowan. After retirement from the police force Mr McColl worked on sheep stations and became an expert wool classer, being engaged at a number of Riverina sheds.

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'McColl, Robert (?–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mccoll-robert-13560/text24282, accessed 14 May 2021.

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