The El Dorado Savings Bank

As the gang were short of funds during the winter of 1879, Ned considered the possibility of robbing government premises which handled money. In response to this, Joe asked his brother Paddy to find out how much money was carried in the El Dorado Post Office. Paddy enlisted the help of Jack Sherritt and was told that ‘even £20 would not be found in the El Dorado or any other small post office.’ After this setback, Joe turned his attention to the El Dorado Savings Bank but received another discouraging report from Jack.

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