After the Euroa and Jerilderie bank robberies, the Byrne family had something they had not had before, money. This money was spent paying off long standing debts, new clothing, and purchasing general household items. On one occasion, when Enoch Downes the school inspector, made a visit to the Byrne selection, he paid particular notice to the improvements that had been made about the house and selection. While on another occasion, when heading back from Sebastopol, he met Paddy and Denny coming home from Beechworth with drapery goods. These goods may have been purchased at Manchester House in Camp Street, with Mr Hall claiming to have the lowest prices for drapery products in the district.
Photo of Manchester House from the collection of the Burke Museum, Beechworth.