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Victoria Police Museum Docklands, Victoria

From the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia to forensic evidence from some of Melbourne's most notorious crimes, the Victoria Police Museum presents visitors with an intriguing insight into the social history of policing and crime.

Contact Information

location
637 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria 3008 (map)
phone
+61 (03) 9247 6354

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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Entry Fee

Gold coin donation.

Location

Mezzanine Level World Trade Centre Siddeley Street Docklands Victoria

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This collection is housed in the Victoria Police Museum, located in the World Trade Centre on Flinders Street in Melbourne’s CBD. It focuses on three elements: Police Archives, General Policing Equipment, and Crime. The extensive collection includes many items reflecting the social history of policing in Victoria, such as the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia, early police uniforms, police equipment and weapons, memorabilia relating to shady underworld figures lurking around Melbourne’s streets in the 1920s (including ‘Squizzy’ Taylor), the remains of the car used in the Russell Street headquarters bombing, and the latest forensic technologies. Archival materials include Victoria Police service records dating from 1853, crime scene photographs; official police documents such as criminal files and original evidence from some of Melbourne’s most notorious criminal cases.

Significance

This collection documents the history of the Victorian Police Force, and its impact on and contributions to the lives of Victorians and Australians. It also provides insights into the nature of crime, the experiences of police and victims, and to the broader social and political consequences of crime and policing.

Jenny Baker 22 January 2020 1:53 PM

I was involved with the 1969 Victoria Police Courtesy Rally. Do you have any information or images from that event please?

Jennifer McNair 22 January 2020 3:21 PM

Hi Jenny, Thank you for getting in touch. Please contact us at [email protected] with all the details you have. Our research officer will be able to help with your query. Looking forward to hearing from you. Victoria Police Museum

Helen Richardson 27 May 2020 7:44 PM

I was wondering about the photo of Daniel Delaney, a Kelly supporter. Was he the Daniel Delaney from Wangaratta, son of John & Mary Delaney or a Daniel Delaney from Greta son of Daniel Joseph Delaney?

Helen Richardson 1 June 2020 1:46 PM

Is there a document in the collection from the Beechworth hearing of the Kelly sympathisers showing their details

[email protected] 1 June 2020 1:57 PM

Hi Helen, Thanks for commenting on our collections page. Please send an email with your questions to our enquires address [email protected] Our Research Officer will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note that we are on restricted hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic so this may take longer than usual.

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Carte de Visite (body of Michael Kennedy)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small black and white photograph on cardboard showing two standing figures with the covered body of Sergeant Michael Kennedy in the middle. Photograph is taken at Stringybark Creek and shows a bushland setting

Inscriptions & Markings

Finding of Kennedy's Body (written in black ink on rear)

Carte de Visite (Inspector James)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white carte de visite of Inspector James

Inscriptions & Markings

Insp. James, Kelly Escort (in blue pen under photograph)

Carte de Visite (standing constable)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white carte de visite of a standing constable

Inscriptions & Markings

Const Bray (written in blue pen under photograph)

Carte de Visite (Glenrowan Station)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white carte de visite showing Glenrowan Station showing three men standing on the station

Inscriptions & Markings

Glenrowan Station (written in ink on rear)

Carte de Visite (Sergeant Kennedy)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small black and white photograph showing Sergeant Kennedy

Inscriptions & Markings

Sergeant Kennedy (printed in ink at top), shot by the Bushrangers (very faint under image)

Carte de Visite (Constable Scanlan)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white carte de visite of Constable Scanlan in an oval shape with corners cut off

Inscriptions & Markings

Constable Scanlan (handwritten in ink along top of photograph); Killed by Kelly Gang (written in ink along bottom)

Carte de Visite (Glenrowan Inn)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small photograph of the Glenrowan Inn

Carte de Visite (re-enactment of shoot-out)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small photograph showing the re-enactment of the shoot-out between Kelly and the police at Stringybark Creek

Inscriptions & Markings

Scene of the murder of Constable Scanlan and Lonigan by the Kelly's Byrne and Hart Wombat October 1878 (written in ink on rear)

Carte de Visite (re-enactment of shoot-out)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small black and white photograph showing the re-enactment of the shoot-out between police and the Kelly gang

Carte de Visite (Glenrowan Station)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small photograph of Glenrowan Station

Carte de Visite (small group of men)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small photograph of a group of men standing around a train line

Carte de Visite (man in Kelly armour)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small black and white photograph of a man dressed in a suit of Kelly armour pointing a pistol

Carte de Visite (Kelly armour)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small black and white photograph of Kelly Armour set out with torso sections separated. Helmet is in the middle with pistol in the foreground

Inscriptions & Markings

Kelly Armour (under photograph in ink)

Carte de Visite (re-enactment of Ned Kelly's capture)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small black and white photograph of a re-enactment of Ned Kelly's capture

Carte de Visite (Sub-Insp O'Connor)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

A small black and white photograph of Sub-Inspector O'Connor. Shown are the head and shoulder of the man, with a dark moustache

Inscriptions & Markings

Lut. O'Connor P66 (in ink under photograph)

Carte de Visite (Tom Lloyd)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

A small black and white photograph of Tom Lloyd. Oval photograph, shows his head and shoulders with a full beard

Inscriptions & Markings

Tom Lloyd Ned Kelly's cousin (in ink under photograph)

Carte de Visite (Ted Monk)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

A small black and white photograph of Mr Monk showing his head and shoulders in an oval frame. Man is shown with beard and moustache facing towards the right side

Inscriptions & Markings

Mr Monk Saw Mill (in ink under photograph)

Carte de Visite (Ned Kelly)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Small black and white oval shaped photograph showing the head and shoulders of Ned Kelly. Reproduced from a gaol photo taken before the bushranging period of his career.

Carte de Visite (Daniel Delany)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of Daniel Delany a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph is in an oval frame and shows a man with a long bushy beard wearing a jacket facing right. It appears the man has a sort of comb-over hair cut to hide a balding spot

Carte de Visite (Benjamin Gould)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of Benjamin Gould a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph is in an oval frame and shows a man with a long bushy beard wearing a jacket facing right. Man is wearing a jacket buttoned up with light coloured neck tie.

Carte de Visite (Michael Haney)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of Michael Haney a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph is in an oval frame and shows a man with a long bushy beard wearing a jacket facing forward. Man is wearing jacket buttoned up with light coloured neck tie.

Carte de Visite (Francis Harty)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of Francis Harty a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph is in an oval frame and shows a man with a short bushy beard wearing a heavy winter coat (double breasted), facing right

Carte de Visite (Walter Stewart)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of Walter Stewart a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph shows a seated man with a bushy beard wearing a jacket with checkered pants, facing left

Carte de Visite (William Woods)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of William Woods a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph is in an oval frame and shows head and shoulders of a bearded man wearing a jacket and tie facing right

Historical information

Reproductions of this image attribute it to William Strickland

Inscriptions & Markings

Rear is inscribed with William Woods

Carte de Visite (John Quinn)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of John Quinn a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph is in an oval frame and shows head and shoulders of a bearded man wearing a jacket and tie facing right

Carte de Visite (Joseph Ryan)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of Joseph Ryan a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph is in an oval frame and shows head and shoulders of a lightly bearded man wearing a jacket with striped colarless shirt facing right

Carte de Visite (Richard Strickland)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of Richard Strickland a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph is in an oval frame and shows head and shoulders of lightly bearded man wearing plaid jacket with a neck tie facing right

Carte de Visite (John Stewart)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of John Stewart a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph is in an oval frame and shows head and shoulders of a lightly bearded man wearing a jacket facing right. Hair is brushed back

Carte de Visite (Daniel Clancy)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of Daniel Clancy a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph shows a small head and shoulders portrait of a lightly bearded man in a checkered vest with patterned tie

Carte de Visite (James Clancy)

Victoria Police Museum, Docklands

Black and white photograph of James Clancy a sympathiser of the Kelly Gang. Photograph shows a small head and shoulders portrait of a clean shaven man in a checkered jacket with white neck tie.