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“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.”
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.”
“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.”
The special correspondent of the Melbourne Daily Telegraph gives the following particulars of the man Sherrett, who was murdered by Byrne on Saturday: —
Hay Standard and Advertiser for Balranald, Wentworth, Maude…(Hay, NSW : 1871 – 1873; 1880 – 1881; 1890 – 1900), Wednesday 7 July 1880, page 6 NED KELLY INTERVIEWED. 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 […]