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On This Day……… 9th April 1865

The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan was shot on this day in 1865, at a homestead at Peechelba. He layed wounded for a number of hours with out medical attention, before dying at 2:15pm. His body was taken to the woolshed, and placed on public display. Photographers from Beechworth and Chiltern arrived and took photos of his corpse. John Wendlan, the man who shot him also had his photo taken. Pieces of Morgan’s beard and hair began to disappear to souvenir hunters.

 

 

On this day …….. 17th of April 1929

After the closure of the Old Melbourne Gaol in Russell st, the bodies of the condemned were exhumed and reinterred at Pentridge Prison. There was great excitement in Melbourne when Ned Kelly’s body was discovered in 1924. On this day in 1929, Ned Kelly’s bones were returned by souvenir hunters.

 

On This Day……… 9th April 1865

The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan was shot on this day in 1865, at a homestead at Peechelba. He layed wounded for a number of hours with out medical attention, before dying at 2:15pm. His body was taken to the woolshed, and placed on public display. Photographers from Beechworth and Chiltern arrived and took photos of his corps. John Wendlan, the man who shot him also had his photo taken. Pieces of Morgan’s beard and hair began to disappear to souvenir hunters.

 

 

On this day …….. 17th of April 1929

After the closure of the Old Melbourne Gaol in Russell st, the bodies of the condemned were exhumed and reinterred at Pentridge Prison. There was great excitement in Melbourne when Ned Kelly’s body was discovered in 1924. On this day in 1929, Ned Kelly’s bones were returned by souvenir hunters.

 

On This Day……… 9th April 1865

The notorious bushranger Dan Morgan was shot on this day in 1865, at a homestead at Peechelba. He layed wounded for a number of hours with out medical attention, before dying at 2:15pm. His body was taken to the woolshed, and placed on public display. Photographers from Beechworth and Chiltern arrived and took photos of his corps. John Wendlan, the man who shot him also had his photo taken. Pieces of Morgan’s beard and hair began to disappear to souvenir hunters.