- The extraordinary revolution of the times
Henry Dana, Commandant of the Native Police, reports to the Colonial Secretary about how the discovery of gold in Victoria has affected his corps of troopers.
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Letter from Commandant of the Native Police to the Colonial Secretary, 14 February 1852; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre
the extraordinary revolution of the times which has followed the discovery of Gold in this Colony, causing a loss to the Corps of one Officer and all the non commissioned officers with the exception of one; Men on whom I had greatly to depend [inserted: on] for the proper discipline and regulation of the Corps The dissatisfaction openly shown by the Europeans and the hurried manner in which they left the service at the end of the year induced many of the oldest and best Troopers to become dissafected [sic] and leave also …