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Creative Detective Ward The Kellys Yarns from Kelly Country

Lost in the Dark

During a terrible rainstorm at night, Maggie Skillion and Kate Kelly become stranded. Soon help arrives in a most unexpected form.

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Aaron Sherritt Daniel (Dan) Kelly History Joseph (Joe) Byrne The Byrnes The Cave Party The Police The Sherritts

THE INQUEST ON SHERRITT.

The enquiry upon the body of Aaron Sherritt was continued at the local Police Court this morning, before a Jury of 12.

The evidence given on the previous day having been read over to the Jury, the examination of Mrs. Ellen Barry was proceeded with.

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Glenrowan History

THE DESTRUCTION OF THE KELLY GANG: MR. CURNOW’S STATEMENT.

The chief commissioner of police has received the following report from Mr. Curnow, late schoolmaster at Glenrowan, of his proceedings in connexion with the Kelly gang :—

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Edward (Ned) Kelly History The Kelly Gang

Ned Kelly interviewed by onlookers and sympathisers at Glenrowan

“After the house had been burned, Ned Kelly’s three sisters and Tom Wright were allowed an interview with him. Tom Wright, as well as the sisters, kissed the wounded man, and a brief conversation ensued, Ned Kelly having to a certain extent recovered from the exhaustion consequent of his wounds.”

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Aaron Sherritt Detective Ward Glenrowan Joseph (Joe) Byrne Superintendent Hare Superintendent Sadleir The Byrnes The Cave Party The Police The Sherritts

Constable Armstrong’s account of the murder of Aaron Sherritt

The following information comes from the evidence of Henry Armstrong who had been one of the constables stationed with Aaron Sherritt the night he was murdered. It concerns the events leading up to the murder that may have played a role in Aaron’s death, and follows the narrative through the murder with the occasional detour. These are merely extracts from the evidence, rather than the evidence in its entirety in order to keep it as focused as possible on the subject of Aaron Sherritt.

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History Superintendent Hare The Police

Supt. Hare’s account of Glenrowan from the Royal Commission

The following extracts come from Superintendent Hare’s testimony during the 1881 Royal Commission. We begin with Hare’s account of the events leading up to the siege and his involvement in the early stages, including his injury. We close on Hare recounting some of his frustrations with the police that were to be working with Aaron Sherritt, as well as a brief account of a discussion with the “Diseased Stock Agent” about the armour.

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Editing Research The Author Speaks Writing

The Author Speaks: on inclusion and exclusion

Aidan Phelan discusses the challenge of working out what to keep in snd what to take out when adapting history into a narrative text.

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Daniel (Dan) Kelly Edward (Ned) Kelly History Joseph (Joe) Byrne Stephen (Steve) Hart Superintendent Sadleir The Kelly Gang

Ned Kelly Interviewed by Sadleir at Glenrowan

When Kelly lay on the floor in the railway van Inspector Sadlier appealed to him to send some signal to his comrades and spare further bloodshed, but he replied, “I cannot. They will never give up, and you cannot take them alive.”

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Daniel (Dan) Kelly Edward (Ned) Kelly History The Kelly Gang The Kellys The Sherritts

Ned Kelly Interviewed (August 1880)

“I do not pretend that I have led a blameless life, or that one fault justifies another ; but the public in judging a case like mine should remember that the darkest life may have a bright side, and that after the worst has been said against a man he may, if he has told his story, in his own rough way, that, will perhaps lead them to reverse the bent of their thoughts against him and find as many excuses for him as he would plead for himself.”

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Aaron Sherritt History Joseph (Joe) Byrne The Byrnes The Cave Party The Kellys The Police The Sherritts The Sympathisers

“Sherrett’s connection with the Kellys” (July 1880)

The special correspondent of the Melbourne Daily Telegraph gives the following particulars of the man Sherrett, who was murdered by Byrne on Saturday: —