Coins (Welded); Unknown; Prior to 1902; QP1


Queensland Police Museum


Coins (Welded)

About this object

2 coins welded together by the heat of the fire used to burn the body of Albert Dahlke and George Doyle both murdered by the Kenniff brothers in 1902.



Date Made

Prior to 1902

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Medium and Materials

Indeterminate (Metals - Non-Ferrous)

Inscription and Marks



Diam = 20mm

Subject and Association Description

On Sunday 30 March 1902, Station Manager Albert Dahlke along with Constable George Doyle intercepted Patrick and James Kenniff who were wanted for stealing cattle and horses. James was caught but Patrick managed to escape. Doyle and Dahlke gave chase but in the pursuit both were reportedly shot by Patrick Kenniff. Patrick then freed his brother and together they burnt the bodies of Dahlke and Doyle and stuffed the remains iinto saddlebags. The Kennifs were caught soon after.

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