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Constable Patrick Charles Gascoigne and his wife Mary, photographed by Weller of Maryborough. Circa 1875-1880.

Gascoigne was one of the first police to engage the Kelly Gang at Glenrowan. He was one of the only police to see Ned Kelly attempt to mount a horse (unsuccessfully) and even succeeded in shooting off one of Ned’s shoulder plates. He and Constable Arthur are the only people on record who were present at the siege to have seen the two sky-rockets supposedly let off as a signal to sympathisers.

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