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Aaron Sherritt First Hand Accounts History The Sherritts

Inquest on Sherritt

A report on Aaron Sherritt’s inquest.

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History Literature The Inner Circle The Kellys The Sympathisers

A Sister’s Love by William Beer

An 1881 poem about Kate Kelly.

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Daniel (Dan) Kelly History The Kelly Gang The Kellys

Dan Kelly Fact Sheet

A quick overview of key points about the historical outlaw.

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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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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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Captain Standish History The Police

Captain Standish’s Royal Commission Testimony

The following is extracted from the 1881 Royal Commission into the police force, where the newly retired Captain Standish gave an account of his involvement in the Kelly pursuit. The extracts contain information directly relevant to the Glenrowan siege and the police that were placed to protect Aaron Sherritt.