Euroa Bank Robbery


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Before the Kelly's could enter Euroa to rob the bank, they had to have a depot outside of town where they could spell their horses. The place they chose, Faithfull Creek Station, also had the added benefit of being close to the railway where they needed to cut the telegraph lines. After bailing up the people in the house, they then forced everyone into the storeroom where they were kept under guard by Joe Byrne while the others prepared themselves to rob the bank.

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Faithfull Creek Station

A Seymour hawker named James Gloster arrived at Faithfull Creek Station during the holdup by the Kelly gang. The bushrangers found it suitable to change from their own bush clothes into new attire, thus allowing them to ride into Euroa without raising suspicion.

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The Euroa Bank Pictured in Centre

After forcing the bank manager, Robert Scott, to open the safe the gang robbed the establishment of over two thousand pounds. The bushrangers then forced the bank staff and Mr. Scott's family to accompany them back to the station so that no alarm could be given. Before leaving their hostages the bushrangers gathered everyone outside where they entertained them with some trick riding. Ned then told them that no one was to leave until three hours had passed from the time of their departure.

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