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Anonymous letter

TAS 1875

Blowing the whistle on a petty thief.

Tasmania Police

This letter was sent to Detective Simpson at the Hobart Town Police Station in November, 1875. The anonymous author was reporting Robert McClemons for petty theft of chains, a shovel, a hearth broom, paint and nails, etc. from his place of employment, the Bonding Warehouse, Hobart Town.