Here come the cars open day presentation

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Presented by Jonh Cann at our Open Day 2013. Stories from the early history of Automobiles in NSW told through the eyes of prominent and seedy characters of NSW History. A showcasing of hidden automotive treasures of State Records NSW.

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Here come the cars open day presentation

  1. 1. HERE COME THE CARS 1909-1914
  2. 2. Showcasing Records relating to the early years of the Automobile in NSW 1909-1914 Items NRS 13032 Motor Traffic Act, 1909 NRS 12060 Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received 1907-1976 NRS 2397 Photograph description books [Parramatta Gaol] 1881-1970 NRS 2467 Photographic Description Books State Penitentiary, Long Bay 1914-1930 NRS 17420 State Rail Authority Archives Photographic Reference Print Collection 1850-1988 NRS 880 Papers and Depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit 1824-1946 NRS 4481 Glass negatives 1870-1920
  3. 3. George Street looking north, Sydney (NSW) Digital ID: 17420_a014_a0140001219.jpg Date: c. 1/01/1910
  4. 4. Prelude The Dawn of the Car in NSW
  5. 5. NRS 13032 - Motor Traffic Act, 1909 The Motor Traffic Act 1909 is the introduction of all basic road rules such as: • Registration • Speed limits • Requirement for lights, brakes, and a bells to be fitted • Restriction of ‘unsuitable’ vehicles • Uniquely numbered plates on all vehicles • Uniform road signage The First Legislation
  6. 6. NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received: 14/1594 Premier’s Correspondence regarding motor registration after the Act
  7. 7. NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received: 14/1594 Registration of Motor Cars 12/3/1914 NSW 1911 population 1,868,700 (6,371,700 today) Costs • Average cost of each car was £400 (c$39,987 value today) • The estimated cost of running a car each year £260 (c$25,991 value today) Totals • 9200 cars registered in NSW since the 1909 Act (13,000,021 today) • Estimated car use in 1914 was 1 car to c391people. Ie 0.2% (69.0% today)
  8. 8. Coral Grotto, Right Imperial Cave, Jenolan Caves (NSW) Digital ID: 12932-a012-a012X2444000007.jpg Date: n.d Edward Grey Lord Grey Sir Gerald Strickland Governor of NSW An invite from the Governor of NSW to Lord Edward Grey for a visit to Jenolan caves highlights the early use of cars in 1912. A train trip followed by a hire car will be necessary… Premiers Correspondence regarding the use of a hire car
  9. 9. NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356 The request from the Secretary for the Governor of NSW for two cars to be supplied by the Premier’s Department. Notice that will travel from Mount Victoria to the Caves which means train travel to Mt Victoria.
  10. 10. Premier’s Department providing permission for two cars to be hired costing £6. Coral Grotto, Right Imperial Cave, Jenolan Caves (NSW) Digital ID: 12932-a012-a012X2444000007.jpg Date: n.d
  11. 11. The Sydney Morning Herald 6/4/1914
  12. 12. Act 1 Premier needs a car 1914
  13. 13. Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney (NSW) Digital ID: 4481_a026_000238.jpg Date: n.d.
  14. 14. William Holman Labour Premier June 1913 to November 1916 1890s Holman was on the Labor Party central executive 1898 Member for Grenfell 1905 Deputy-leader 1907 Elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly 1910 Labor Party win election. Holman made Attorney General. 1913 Premier resigned and Holman became Premier. 1914 Premier Holman needs a car Meet the Premier http://atlas.nsw.gov.au/public/nsw/home/topic/article/1912- redistribution.html
  15. 15. Premier’s Correspondence regarding the purchase of a car NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  16. 16. Contemplated purchase of a runabout car. 1914 costs: • Ford Car £200 ($19,562 today) • Buick £365 ($35,878 today) • Overland £395 ($38,827 today) • Talbot £550 ($54,063 today) • Fiat £500 ($49,148 today) • Clement-Bayard £355 ($34,895 today) http://futureboy.us/fsp/dollar.fsp?quantity=500&currency=pounds&fromYear=1914 NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356 Premier’s Correspondence regarding the purchase of a car
  17. 17. Contemplated purchase of a runabout car. 1914 costs: • Ford Car £200” “Two years and then ... scrap heap” • Buick £365 “Economical class, Worth a test drive” • Overland £395 • Talbot £550 “Rather costly” • Fiat £500 “Rather costly” • Clement-Bayard £355 “Worth a test drive” NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356 Premier’s Correspondence regarding the purchase of a car
  18. 18. The Advertising The Quotation NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  19. 19. FORD Torpedo Touring car £200 Option 1 Ford Torpedo Advertising NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  20. 20. FORD Torpedo Touring car £200 Option 1 Ford Torpedo Advertising “Your dreams have come true!” • Ford prices are down and you can hardly afford not to own one. • Adelaide to Broken Hill record! Average of 23.9 mph (38.3 kph) • Full points for reliability and lowest petrol consumption in Sydney to Melbourne contest • Voted most suitable car for Wilcannia District NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  21. 21. The Talbot Booklet (excerpts) NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  22. 22. The Talbot Booklet (excerpts) NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  23. 23. The Talbot Booklet (excerpts) NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  24. 24. The Talbot Booklet (excerpts) NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  25. 25. TALBOT 12 H.P Model £550 Option 4 Talbot 12 H.P Model Advertising NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  26. 26. TALBOT 12 H.P Model £550 Option 4 Talbot 12 H.P Model Advertising ”Talbot the Car with Pedigree” • First In Sydney to Melbourne Reliability Trial • Frame is pressed steel narrowed to allow a steering lock! • Testimonial “the car is much admired, and people are much surprised at her climbing powers, more particularly in view of the heavy body with which she is fitted” From an Australian Owner March 1913. NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  27. 27. The Advertising The Quotation NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  28. 28. Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. £355 Option 5 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. Advertising NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  29. 29. Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. £355 Option 5 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. Advertising “The only cars now being constructed by that famous engineer Mons A CLEMENT who built the first dirigible to cross the English Channel” • High Road Clearance to get over road obstacles • Big turning lock to negotiate sharp turns and dodge obstacles on the road • Long wheels base to add to the riding comfort and to allow roomy bodies • Simplicity of construction and control NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  30. 30. The Advertising The Quotation NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  31. 31. F.I.A.T. Zero £550 Option 6 F.i.a.t. Zero Advertising NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356
  32. 32. F.I.A.T. Zero £550 Option 6 F.i.a.t. Zero Advertising NRS 12060 - Premier’s Correspondence Letters Received [9/4688] 14/356 ”Big things on little petrol” • The Motor for the motorist • 600 points scored out of 600 for reliability • Durable tires • Economic petrol consumption • Moveable windscreen • Anything but a rich mans toy, Serviceable, durable and handsome motor for the man with a limited a/c
  33. 33. Torpedo Touring car Zero ”Big things on little petrol” £550 12 H.P Model £550 ”Talbot the Car with Pedigree” £550 “Your dreams have come true!” £200 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. “The only cars now being constructed by that famous engineer Mons A CLEMENT who built the first dirigible to cross the English Channel” £425 Model 79 £315 B-25 £365 The choice
  34. 34. The choice Torpedo Touring car Zero ”Big things on little petrol” £550 12 H.P Model £550 ”Talbot the Car with Pedigree” £550 “Your dreams have come true!” £200 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. “The only cars now being constructed by that famous engineer Mons A CLEMENT who built the first dirigible to cross the English Channel” £425 Model 79 £315 B-25 £365 No Advertising and no quote?
  35. 35. The choice Torpedo Touring car Zero ”Big things on little petrol” £550 12 H.P Model £550 ”Talbot the Car with Pedigree” £550 “Your dreams have come true!” £200 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. “The only cars now being constructed by that famous engineer Mons A CLEMENT who built the first dirigible to cross the English Channel” £425 Model 79 £315 B-25 £365 No Advertising and no quote?
  36. 36. The choice Torpedo Touring car Zero ”Big things on little petrol” £550 12 H.P Model £550 ”Talbot the Car with Pedigree” £550 “Your dreams have come true!” £200 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. “The only cars now being constructed by that famous engineer Mons A CLEMENT who built the first dirigible to cross the English Channel” £425 B-25 £365 Not recommended in the document?
  37. 37. The choice Torpedo Touring car Zero ”Big things on little petrol” £550 12 H.P Model £550 ”Talbot the Car with Pedigree” £550 “Your dreams have come true!” £200 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. “The only cars now being constructed by that famous engineer Mons A CLEMENT who built the first dirigible to cross the English Channel” £425 B-25 £365 Not recommended in the document?
  38. 38. The choice Torpedo Touring car “Your dreams have come true!” £200 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. “The only cars now being constructed by that famous engineer Mons A CLEMENT who built the first dirigible to cross the English Channel” £425 B-25 £365 No Advertising?
  39. 39. The choice Torpedo Touring car “Your dreams have come true!” £200 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. “The only cars now being constructed by that famous engineer Mons A CLEMENT who built the first dirigible to cross the English Channel” £425 B-25 £365 No Advertising?
  40. 40. The choice Torpedo Touring car “Your dreams have come true!” £200 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. “The only cars now being constructed by that famous engineer Mons A CLEMENT who built the first dirigible to cross the English Channel” £425
  41. 41. The choice Torpedo Touring car “Your dreams have come true!” £200 Clement-Fayard 12-15 H.p. “The only cars now being constructed by that famous engineer Mons A CLEMENT who built the first dirigible to cross the English Channel” £425 Cheap runabout or Country roadster?
  42. 42. 1915 The Adelaide RegisterThe Sydney Morning Herald
  43. 43. 1916 The Sydney Morning Herald
  44. 44. 1917 The Sydney Morning Herald
  45. 45. Premier Holman in a car outside the Royal Hotel, Gundagai, New South Wales, ca. 1917 [picture] National Library of Australia http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22423041
  46. 46. Premier Holman climbing into a car in front of the Royal Hotel, Gundagai, New South Wales, ca. 1917 [picture] National Library of Australia http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22423041
  47. 47. Premier Holman climbing into a car in front of the Royal Hotel, Gundagai, New South Wales, ca. 1917 [picture] National Library of Australia http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22423041
  48. 48. Premier Holman addressing a crowd outside of the Royal Hotel, Gundagai, New South Wales, ca. 1917 [picture] National Library of Australia http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22423041
  49. 49. Premier Holman standing in a car in front of the Royal Hotel addressing a crowd, Gundagai, New South Wales, ca. 1917 [picture] National Library of Australia http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22423041
  50. 50. You be the judge: What car was the Premier driving in 1917? TALBOR 12 H.P Model £550
  51. 51. Premier drove a Talbot in 1917 TALBOT 12 H.P Model £550
  52. 52. Act 2 Gangster Needs a Getaway 1914
  53. 53. Meet the Gangster Earnest Alexander Ryan also known as “Shiner” is a petty criminal with a varied criminal background. Here is a photograph taken in 1914. Earnest Alexander Ryan Aka ‘Shiner’
  54. 54. Meet the Gangster Earnest Alexander Ryan also known as “Shiner” is a petty criminal with a varied criminal background. And in profile… Earnest Alexander Ryan Aka ‘Shiner’
  55. 55. NRS 2467 Photographic Description Books State Penitentiary, Long Bay, Ernest Alexander Ryan no. 13875 [3/6087]. Earnest Alexander Ryan aka ‘Shiner’ Gaol Photograph 1914 Description includes: Native place South Australia Age 28 Height 5 Feet 4 inches Trade Bootmaker First sentence Age 16 “M.A.S” clasped hands, heart and faint marks outside left forearm. Shield on back of left hand heart anchor and cross, heart and two scars inside left forearm.
  56. 56. NRS 2467 Photographic Description Books State Penitentiary, Long Bay, Ernest Alexander Ryan no. 13875 [3/6087]. Earnest Alexander Ryan aka ‘Shiner’ Gaol Photograph 1914 Criminal record includes: • 2 counts larceny • 1 count vagrancy • 1 count horse stealing • 1 count stealing • 2 counts receiving • 1 count idle and disorderly • 2 counts escape from prison By 1914 ‘Shiner’ had been sentenced to over 7 years in prison at Hard Labour in his 28 years of life!
  57. 57. Tram in operation - intersection of Oxford St and Liverpool St, Sydney (NSW) Digital ID: 17420_a014_a0140001145.jpg Date: decade of 1/01/1880 Shiner Ryan The Driver Ryan was an associate of gang of thieves planning a grand heist. The meetings were held at this location in Oxford St….
  58. 58. http://mydarlingdarlinghurst.blogspot.com. au/2011/11/darlinghurst-blog-past-and- present.html Flanagan’s Hotel Liverpool and Oxford streets In 1914 the corner of Oxford st and Liverpool st in was a public house called Flanagan’s Hotel. This would be the meeting spot for the gang.
  59. 59. Lets meet the gang members… Shiner Ryan The Driver
  60. 60. Norman Twiss was a petty criminal from Bathurst. He worked at Eveleigh Railways Depot and had hatched a plan to steal the payroll. He enlisted an old prison mate Samuel Freeman…. Shiner Ryan The Driver Norman Twiss The Inside Man
  61. 61. Samuel Freeman was a dangerous thug who had led gangs and organized a string of violent crime in Sydney. For this caper he added an associate named Arthur Tatham….. Shiner Ryan The Driver Norman Twiss The Inside Man Samuel ‘Jewey’ Freeman The Muscle
  62. 62. Arthur Tatham was a mechanic who happened to be the owner of a expensive motor car made by Moline in the United States………. Lets look at the gangsters choice of car! Shiner Ryan The Driver Norman Twiss The Inside Man Samuel ‘Jewey’ Freeman The Muscle Arthur Tatham The Mechanic
  63. 63. Meet NSW first motorised getaway vehicle! Shiner Ryan The Driver Norman Twiss The Inside Man Samuel ‘Jewey’ Freeman The Muscle Arthur Tatham The Mechanic Knight Touring L $1700usd
  64. 64. Knight Touring L $1700usd Notice the price tag….. Approximately $39,695 in today’s money!! Hand Book of Automobiles 1919 Publisher: Redfield-Kendrick-Odell Co., Inc.
  65. 65. Hand Book of Automobiles 1919 Publisher: Redfield-Kendrick-Odell Co., Inc. Molines were sold in Sydney in the pre-war period by B&R Motor Co. ,Circular Quay then in Castlereagh Street. Knight Touring L $1700usd A royal Car for His Majesty the American Citizen • Mechanical advantages that make sales • Beautiful in comparison to any car you know • 22.5 Horsepower • Self starter! • Anti skid rear tires • Easy to toss holdup money into the back seat! • Quiet engine!!
  66. 66. 9th June 1914 The night before the caper Ryan went on a date with girlfriend Ettie… Arthur Tatham reported the Moline as stolen! Shiner Ryan The Driver Ettie Kelly Girlfriend Corner of Pitt and Spring Streets (showing horse tram line) Digital ID: 15344_a044_000033.jpg Date: earlier than 31/12/1880
  67. 67. 10th June 1914 In Ettie’s words Ryan had said he hoped to have good news that night. NRS 880 Papers and Depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824-1946 [9/7189]
  68. 68. On the 10th June 1914 Two Railway men were handling the payroll, Frederick Miller the paymaster and Norman Twiss the inside man! Norman Twiss The Inside man Frederick Miller The Paymaster M. Glynn Produce Store, Elizabeth Street, Redfern (NSW) Date: n.d. Digital ID: 4481_a026_000120.jpg
  69. 69. As the payroll was being unloaded Ryan and Freeman drove up in their quiet and self starting Moline. Ryan and Freeman were wearing handkerchief masks and driving goggles. Norman Twiss The Inside man Frederick Miller The Paymaster Knight Touring L $1700usd Shiner Ryan The Driver Jewey Freeman The Muscle M. Glynn Produce Store, Elizabeth Street, Redfern (NSW) Date: n.d. Digital ID: 4481_a026_000120.jpg
  70. 70. Freeman jumped out and called “Bail up” and pointed a revolver at the Miller’s head. Robert Hodge, made an attempt to go towards the cashbox and Freeman pointed a revolver and said “Don’t”…………. Norman Twiss The Inside man Frederick Miller The Paymaster Knight Touring L $1700usd Shiner Ryan The Driver Jewey Freeman The Muscle Robert Hodge Bystander M. Glynn Produce Store, Elizabeth Street, Redfern (NSW) Date: n.d. Digital ID: 4481_a026_000120.jpg
  71. 71. Joseph Cliford Bystander As the Moline sped off a bystander Joseph Clifford had taken down the licence number of the getaway car – 10297. Norman Twiss The Inside man Frederick Miller The Paymaster Knight Touring L $1700usd Shiner Ryan The Driver Jewey Freeman The Muscle 10297 M. Glynn Produce Store, Elizabeth Street, Redfern (NSW) Date: n.d. Digital ID: 4481_a026_000120.jpg
  72. 72. Knight Touring L Abandoned The Gangsters had stolen £3302 in the heist. 10297 The Moline was abandoned in Bulwarra Lane Ultimo (Now Hackett st). Ryan and Freeman left the empty cash box, and a revolver in the car…. and the licence plate…... John William Eden Eyewitness
  73. 73. Knight Touring L Abandoned According to the eye witness John William Eden……. 10297 According to John William Eden the gang transferred to another car. He specifically identified Samuel Freeman. NRS 880 Papers and depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824-1946 [9/7189] John William Eden Eyewitness
  74. 74. 10297 Statement of Superintendent Walter Childs described the discovery of the car and contents including the revolver found under the cushion of the drivers seat. NRS 880 Papers and depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824-1946 [9/7189] Papers and depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824- 1946, NRS 880
  75. 75. 10297 Statement of Superintendent Walter Childs described the discovery of the car and contents including the revolver found under the cushion of the drivers seat. NRS 880 Papers and depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824-1946 [9/7189] Papers and depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824- 1946, NRS 880
  76. 76. Ryan saw Ettie after the robbery and gave her some money. Ettie noticed he was wearing a diamond ring and on emptying his pockets he had more money and a revolver. Shiner Ryan The Driver Ettie Kelly Girlfriend Building the Australian Mutual Provident Society's Offices - Pitt Street Digital ID: 15344_a044_000029.jpg Date: 31/01/1877
  77. 77. According to Ettie Ryan then went on a spending spree all recorded in Supreme Court depositions. After buying items above for Ettie Ryan also bought: • Gold locket set with diamonds and rubies • New clothes • Bottles of champagne • Expensive dinners • Upstairs tickets for the Theatre Royal! NRS 880 Papers and Depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824-1946 [9/7189]
  78. 78. NRS 4481 Redfern Police Station. Date n.d. Digital ID: 4346_a020_a020000135.jpg The Police could identify Arthur Tatham as the Moline was registered in his name. The following witnesses came forward: Norman Twiss Arrested Arthur Tatham Arrested Shiner Ryan Fugitive Jeweyl Freeman Fugitive • Railway labourer Francis Joseph Gilbert could identify Twiss as having an idea that the payroll could be robbed. Twiss had said “it would be very easy for anyone to get the money”. • Molly Butler (Flanagan’s Hotel barmaid) could identify the gang as associates of each other. • John William Eden could identify Samuel Freeman in the Moline on the day of the robbery
  79. 79. NRS 4481 Redfern Police Station. Date n.d. Digital ID: 4346_a020_a020000135.jpg The Police could identify Arthur Tatham as the Moline was registered in his name. The following witnesses came forward: Norman Twiss Arrested Arthur Tatham Arrested Shiner Ryan Fugitive Jewey Freeman Fugitive • Railway labourer Francis Joseph Gilbert could identify Twiss as having an idea that the payroll could be robbed. Twiss had said “it would be very easy for anyone to get the money”. • Molly Butler (Flanagan’s Hotel barmaid) could identify the gang as associates of each other. • John William Eden could identify Samuel Freeman in the Moline on the day of the robbery
  80. 80. “I may forward a parcel of good to you through post and if you receive same keep it intact till I arrive on the scene you can guess what the content will be” Signed Jerry Letter to Sam Faulkiner Tuesday 14 April 1914 NRS 880 Papers and depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824-1946 [9/7189]
  81. 81. Melbourne - Bourke St Date: 7/03/1932 Digital ID: 549_a029_a029000521.jpg In Melbourne associate Sam Faulkiner received letters instructing him to hold two bags until Ryan arrived. Ryan sent his share of the loot in those bags. The bags travelled on the 15th June 1914. Sam Faulkiner Associate NRS 880 Papers and Depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824-1946 [9/7189]
  82. 82. The C3801 'Melbourne Express' at Redfern Railway Station (NSW). Date 1945 Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000200.jpg 15th June 1914 Ettie Kelly agreed to take the two bags of cash to Melbourne. Ettie Kelly “Cash mule”
  83. 83. 29th June 1914 This timetable was found in Ryan's possession on his arrest. He intended to collect the loot and flee via Melbourne to Adelaide with Ettie. NRS 880 Papers and Depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824-1946 [9/7189]
  84. 84. The C3801 'Melbourne Express' at Redfern Railway Station (NSW). Date 1945 Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000200.jpg 29th June 1914 Ryan disguised himself and boarded a train to Melbourne. In a later police statement, he proudly described how he managed to get on the train when the station was ‘loaded’ with police. Shiner Ryan Fugitive
  85. 85. Melbourne - Bourke St Date: 7/03/1932 Digital ID: 549_a029_a029000521.jpg After Ryan arrived in Melbourne he discovered that Faulkiner had chosen to abscond to Tasmania with the cash. Shiner Ryan Fugitive Sam Faulkiner Associate Ettie Kelly Girlfriend
  86. 86. Melbourne - Bourke St Date: 7/03/1932 Digital ID: 549_a029_a029000521.jpg 1/7/1914 Alexander Ryan was arrested in Melbourne and only £600 of the loot was recovered hidden in a jar. Shiner Ryan Arrested Ettie Kelly Innocent girlfriend
  87. 87. 1/7/1915 Ettie Kelly’s account of the capture of Shiner Ryan. NRS 880 Papers and depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824-1946 [9/7189]
  88. 88. Daily News Perth 1/7/1914
  89. 89. Sydney Morning Herald 22-7-19140
  90. 90. 31/7/1914 In prison Ryan wrote to his girlfriend Ettie. Shiner Ryan Accused Entrance gates to Darlinghurst Gaol Digital ID: 4481_a026_000669.jpg Date: n.d.
  91. 91. 31/7/1914 Ryan is eagerly wanting to see Ettie and asks her to come and see him 'as soon as you can'. Ettie was helpful to the police in their enquiries. Handwriting A left slant tendency shows emotion and reserve. Large size handwriting can mean that the writer puts on an act of confidence, although this behaviour might not be exhibited to strangers. http://www.businessballs.com/graphologyhandwritinganaly sis.htm NRS 880 Papers and Depositions, Supreme Court Sydney and on Circuit, 1824-1946 [9/7189]
  92. 92. September 1914 At trial Ryan claimed he was a struggling inventor who had only come to Sydney to find buyers for his invention. Ryan stated he had nothing to do with the robbery. Earnest Alexander Ryan Accused Caption: Supreme Court, King Street, Sydney (NSW) Digital ID: 4481_a026_000411.jpg
  93. 93. September 1914 Ryan was found guilty and sentenced to ten years at Parramatta Gaol. Earnest Alexander Ryan Accused Caption: Supreme Court, King Street, Sydney (NSW) Digital ID: 4481_a026_000411.jpg Found guilty and sentenced to Ten years at Parramatta Gaol
  94. 94. Caption: Supreme Court, King Street, Sydney (NSW) Digital ID: 4481_a026_000411.jpg Earnest Alexander Ryan Samuel Freeman Norman TwissArthur Tatham 10 YEARS PARRAMATTA GAOL 10 YEARS PARRAMATTA GAOL Acquitted Free to go Acquitted Free to go
  95. 95. And what became of the car? Unidentified Gaol interior Date n.d. Digital ID: 4481_a026_000674.jpg Earnest Alexander Ryan Samuel Freeman Norman TwissArthur Tatham 10 YEARS PARRAMATTA GAOL 10 YEARS PARRAMATTA GAOL Acquitted Free to go Acquitted Free to go
  96. 96. The Moline was impounded by Police and its fate is unknown! Knight Touring L Impounded
  97. 97. THE END Showcasing In order of Appearance STATE RECORDS ITEMS NRS 13032 Motor Traffic Act, 1909

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