First Hand Accounts The Police

Constable Dwyer’s Testimony

Evidence from Constable Dwyer to the 1881 Royal Commission.

First Hand Accounts The Police

Senior Constable Kelly’s Testimony

Testimony given by Senior-Constable John Kelly regarding his involvement in the Kelly pursuit and the Glenrowan siege.

Crime and Punishment History Research

The Hangman: Elijah Upjohn

A brief biography of the man that hanged Ned Kelly.

Creative Yarns from Kelly Country

The Greta Mob

A brief look at the band of juvenile delinquents that would become the seed from which the Kelly Gang’s network of sympathisers would sprout.

History News Reports Superintendent Sadleir

Death of Mr. John Sadleir

“DEATH OF MR. JOHN SADLEIR.” The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 – 1946) 27 September 1919: 40 (TOWN EDITION). DEATH OF MR. JOHN SADLEIR. Mr. John Sadleir, who died at Elsternwick (V.), on September 22, aged 86 years, was born in Ireland in 1833, and arrived in Victoria on November 12, 1852. At the suggestion […]

History News Reports Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police

Death of Stanhope O’Connor

“PERSONAL ITEMS.” The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 – 1924) 2 September 1908: 2. Mr. Stanhope O’Connor, one of the oldest members of the Melbourne Stock Exchange died yesterday morning. Deep regret was expressed on ‘Change, Mr O’Connor having in former years been a member of committee. He joined the institution 23 years ago, but […]

Creative The Author Speaks Writing

McIntyre’s escape: An extract from the unfinished ‘Glenrowan’ prequel.

McIntyre had since crawled out of the hole and put his boots back on. He stumbled through the bush, doused in rainwater, his boots rubbing uncomfortably. He paused long enough to realise he had put them on the wrong feet and switched them around. Convinced the gang were no longer in pursuit he decided to […]

Edward (Ned) Kelly History News Reports

Departure of Ned Kelly

Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette (Vic. : 1877 – 1889), Friday 6 August 1880, page 4 DEPARTURE OF NED KELLY. MONDAY. Some time on Saturday morning, rumors were rife in Melbourne, says the Age, to the effect that Ned Kelly, who was expected to appear before the City Police this Monday morning, was not […]

Edward (Ned) Kelly First Hand Accounts History The Kelly Gang

Ned Kelly’s own account of Glenrowan

Ned Kelly tells his own version of what happened at Glenrowan in a letter from the condemned cell at Melbourne Gaol.

History News Reports Superintendent Hare The Police

Death of Mr. Hare P.M.

“DEATH OF MR. HARE, P.M.” The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957) 11 July 1892: 7. A very wide circle will learn with deep regret of the death of Mr. Hare, P.M., which occurred at Rupertswood, Sunbury, the country residence of Sir William Clarke, yesterday afternoon. Some three months ago Mr. Hare was seized […]