“When Mrs Reardon and her four children (a babe in arms, her 17 year old son and two young daughters) attempted to flee during an apparent cease fire, Sergeant Steele had the family lined up in the sights of his double barrelled shot gun and commenced firing as they ran across the open spaces towards the railway station. He wounded both Mrs Reardon's baby and her son, with the later forced to retreat back to the safety of the Inn with one of his sisters. The barrage didn't cease until Constable Arthur yelled, “If you fire at that woman again, I'm damned if I don't shoot you!”

 

 

 

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