After the murders of Doyle and Dahlke by the Kenniffs, many people in the district became terrified and left the vicinity, especially station managers, who became marked men.
The Queensland Government offered a reward for ₤1000 for the capture of the bushrangers.
They were again and again seen, but always eluded their pursuers.
E.G. Heap, B.A. The Rangers Were the Best. The Kenniff Story. Queensland Heritage.