Story of the KellyGang - the Royal Commission
Minutes of Proceedings
The Royal Commission
Mr. LONGMORE in the Chair;
Mr Dixon , Mr Graves
Mr Fincham, Mr G.C.Levey
Minutes of previous meetings read and confirmed.
A discussion took place as to whether witnesses should be represented by counsel. It was agreed that such a course was inadvisable.
Mr. Fincham moved, Mr. Graves seconded—
Resolved —That the meetings of the Commission be open to the press except in cases where public policy demand that the proceedings should be conducted with closed doors.
Mr. Dixon moved, Mr Fincham seconded—
Resolved —That the Chief Secretary be requested to place at the disposal of the Commission all documents, telegrams, &c., in the hands of the Government relating to the Kelly outrages
Mr. Dixon moved, Mr. Fincham seconded—
Resolved —That application be made to the Lands Department for a suitable map of the North-Eastern district.
Ordered—That the Chairman apply for a special advance from the Treasurer for the purposes of the enquiry.
The representatives of the press and the witnesses in attendance were admitted.
Mr. Frank Madden applied to be allowed to appear on behalf of Mr. Nicolson.
The Chairman intimated the decision arrived at by the Commission in reference to witnesses obtaining the assistance of counsel
Captain Standish was called to give evidence.
Prior to being sworn the witness applied for a postponement of the hearing on the ground of insufficient notice, and the necessity for reading up documents bearing upon the enquiry
Mr. Nicolson and Mr. O'Connor also asked for a postponement
Mr. Hare stated that he was prepared to proceed with his evidence.
Finally resolved to adjourn till Wednesday the 23rd March, at Eleven am.
The meeting then adjourned.
23rd March 1881.
FRANCIS LONGMORE, Chairman.
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