Royal Commission on the Victorian Training Ship "John Murray" : report

Corporate Author: Royal Commission on the Victorian Training Ship "John Murray"
Other Authors: Morrison, George Cowie, 1857-1937, Victoria. Governor (1914-1920 : Stanley)
Published: Melbourne : Albert J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1915
Parliamentary Paper Number: Parliamentary paper (Victoria. Parliament) ; 1915, no. 17
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Item Description: "Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Excellency's command"
Report "To His Excellency the Honorable Sir Arthur Lyulph Stanley ... Governor in and over the State of Victoria"
Commissioner: G. C. Morrison
Following allegations made in the Legislative Assembly on December 16th 1914 the Royal Commission was established to inquire into charges of dishonest trading by tradesman supplying the John Murray and improper treatment of the trainees. The chief complainant and witness was John Hill Sampson, ex-steward on the John Murray. Charles Henry Robbins, ex engineer on the John Murray, was also party to the allegations and furnished a sworn declaration. He had, however, left Victoria for New Zealand and was not available for examination
Other people mentioned: C. J. Bant (baker Moorabool St. Geelong) p. 12, D. Barry (public service inspector) p. 7, Jonas Blakiston (witness) p. 10-11, T. W. Bothroyd (member Vic.Training Ships Committee) p.8, James A. Boyd MHR (Chairman Victorian Training Ships Committee) p 4,8,9,13, W. A. Callaway (member Vic.Training Ships Committee) p. 8, the Dart (auxiliary training vessel) p. 8-9,11-14, Duntroon College p. 15, Firmin (boy) p. 4,15-17, Sidney Gotto (sec. Vic.Training Ships Committee) p. 4,8,11-13, W. Groom (member Vic. Training Ships Committee) p. 4,13, David Johnstone (Ritchie Bros. driver) p. 11, Captain A. E. Kane (member Vic. Training Ships Committee) p. 4,8,13, Lever (boy) p. 4,17, W. G. McBeath (member Vic.Training Ships Committee) p. 8, [W.] Mallison (ex instructor) p. 5,19, W. Marshall (baker Malop St. Geelong), p. 10-11, Mrs [W.] Marshall (witness/wife of W. Marshall) p. 10, Mathews Bros. (Moorabool St. Geelong) p. 10, Maxwell (boy) p. 4,18, Captain J. A. Mitchell (member Vic. Training Ships Committee) p. 8, Captain J. A. Newman (ship's master) p 4-5,8,10-14,16,18-21, W. Paul (appeared on behalf of Vic. Training Ships Committee) p. 7, L. Prime (ex 2nd schoolmaster J. M.) p. 4,8,16-18, Mr Reid (manager Mathews Bros) p. 12, J. T. Richardson (chief officer) p. 5,18,20, Messrs Ritchie Brothers (witness) p. 10, C. Ritchie (butcher Moorabool St. Geelong) p. 10, James Ritchie (partner with Robert C. J. Ritchie in Ritchie Bros.) p.11, Robert C. J. Ritchie (partner with James Ritchie in Ritchie Bros) p. 11-12, A. F. Maldon Robb (asst. to Commissioner Morrison) p. 7, Brent Robinson (instructed W. Paul to appear on behalf of the Vic. Training Ships Committee) p. 7, Mr Sadler (ex instructor) p. 5,19, Mr Sampson MHR p. 9, "Screw" (boy) p.19, [M. C.] Smith (instructor on the John Murray) p. 17, R. H. Solly MLA p. 8, Dr Harvey Sutton (chief medical officer Education Dept.) p. 16-17, Warner (boy on ship) p. 4-5,15-16,18, George Davies Williams (ex ship's master) p. 4-5, 8,10,13,15,18,20, G. O. Wilson (chief schoolmaster J. M.) p. 4,8,13-17
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