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Aaron Sherritt History Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police Superintendent Hare Superintendent Sadleir The Author Speaks The Cave Party The Kelly Gang The Police

Supt. Sadleir’s recollections

Extracts from Superintendent John Sadleir’s memoirs concerning the Glenrowan Siege and the events that led to it.

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Aaron Sherritt Daniel (Dan) Kelly Edward (Ned) Kelly First Hand Accounts Glenrowan History Joseph (Joe) Byrne Stephen (Steve) Hart The Inner Circle The Kelly Gang The Kellys

THE DESTRUCTION OF THE KELLY GANG (Australasian Sketcher)

A collection of illustrations and associated text from an issue of the Australasian Sketcher.

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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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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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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: —

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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.