Aaron Sherritt Edward (Ned) Kelly History The Kelly Gang

Ned Kelly Interviewed (July 1880)

Hay Standard and Advertiser for Balranald, Wentworth, Maude…(Hay, NSW : 1871 – 1873; 1880 – 1881; 1890 – 1900), Wednesday 7 July 1880, page 6


On Friday morning, by virtue of an order from the Chief Secretary, Mr. Charles Cox, the publican of Jerilderie in whose hotel the prisoners were confined when the bank at that place was stuck up by the Kelly gang, had an interview with the surviving outlaw. In the course of conversation Kelly admitted that the murder of Aaron Sherritt was against his wishes, and also gave Mr. Cox other information of a valuable nature. At the time the bank was robbed by the gang at Jerilderie, a quantity of jewellery, photographs, and other articles which had been left at the bank for security by a Mrs. Maslam, were taken away by the gang. No trace of this property could subsequently be discovered, but Ned Kelly yesterday told Mr. Cox that he knew where it was, and promised to write to some of his friends with a view to its being restored. Mrs. Maslam greatly values these articles, as they are old family relics. With regard to Sergeant Kennedy’s watch, it appears that Ned Kelly does not exactly know in whose possession it now is, but he has promised that if he can ascertain he will take steps to have it restored to Mrs. Kennedy. — Argus.

By AJFPhelan56

Father, writer, artist and bushranging historian residing in Melbourne, Australia. Author of 'Glenrowan' and the popular website A Guide to Australian Bushranging.

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