Meet the people of the KellyGang story
Importance of John Bellis
I was a kangaroo shooter and gave the police some assistance
Links to the KellyGang
I was described by Sup Hare as a wonderful bushman and accustomed to bush life. (FH)
I was also a kangaroo hunter by profession, and made a capital living by shooting kangaroos. (RC1286)
Especially after the Euroa and Jerilderie robberies the police realised that they did not know the country and that they did not know how to move through it as the KellyGang did. I gave them a had with these skills.
I went out with Sup Hare on a search party into the Warby Ranges in April and we had some fun (RC1291)
Later I took up a selection near Yarrawonga. (RC1286)
John settled to farming at South Yarrawonga in the 1880's with his wife Agnes Nicol Hill. They had 5 children, of which Alfred was the only son to marry. Two daughters married Lynch brothers.
John died in his 40's and Agnes sold the farm and returned to Benalla.
On 31/3/1881 the Royal Commission summoned me to give evidence (RCApp20
What happened to Mr Bellis's family
Please enjoy the story of the KellyGang, but also remember that at least 10 people died and many more had their lives changed in ways that may still be painful to some people.
... got to go Move around the areas .....Move with the KellyGang ....Move with the Police
Let the KellyGang ride Free