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This is from the Wellington Evening Post, Volume XL, Issue 28, 1 August 1890, p. 2:

"JACK THE RIPPER

A SYDNEY SCARE.

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Sydney, 31 July

Ten days ago, the Sydney police received a letter signed "Jack the Ripper" stating that he had arrived and intended to commence operations in a certain street within a week of his writing. When compared with facsimiles of the letters received from the London police, the letters showed a strong resemblance, and the police and detectives were strengthened and kept on alert. The affair, however, is believed to be a hoax. The police are reticent and the press is silent on the matter."

While the Wellington Evening Post had no reference I found to that message of 3 October 1890, it did have a curious item a week later:

The Wellington Evening Post, Vol. XL, Issue 90, 13 October 1890, P. 2:
That one was in the Sydney papers as well.
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That one was in the Sydney papers as well.
I'll be curious to see what you can find.

Also, I am about to start a separate thread under the section on the police concerning a matter that has cropped up here. To whit: how did the Australian police quickly establish that letters may look like Ripper letters when some letter threatening them was mailed to them? It seems they have copies.

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I'll be curious to see what you can find.

Also, I am about to start a separate thread under the section on the police concerning a matter that has cropped up here. To whit: how did the Australian police quickly establish that letters may look like Ripper letters when some letter threatening them was mailed to them? It seems they have copies.

Jeff
I look forward to that thread.

I have some inquiries being made if there is a facsimile of the "Dear Boss" letter in the police archives.
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