Meet the people of the KellyGang
Importance of John Hart
Arrested as a sympathizer because of his name alone. I was horse breaker
Links to the KellyGang
below , Early Years , Teenage years , First run in with the law , Fitzpatrick
Incident , Gold Mining , Deaths at Stringy Bark Creek , Escape North , Euroa
Robbery , Mass arrest of sympathizers , Jerilderie
Robbery , Later in 1879 , Early in 1880
, Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's
Trial , Royal Commission , Family , Photograph
Family- no relation to Steve Hart
brothers ... sisters ... wife ... husband ...
parents ... uncle ... aunt ...
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arrest of the sympathizers
Was I charged with some sort of offence at Mansfield? (Argus4/1/79)
On 2/1/1879 Commissioner Standish
ordered the arrest of about 20 sympathizers
including me. They took that action under the Outlawry Act. Most of the sympathizers
were held in Beechworth goal.
I was arrested near Mansfield. I was one of the first people arrested (Argus4/1/79)
We were held without ever being given a chance to defend them selves. We
were remanded in custody for periods of 7 days. Only one of the sympathizers
was effectively represented by a lawyer. The magistrates repeated the remands
each week for over 3 months before the sympathizers were finally released
At the start, the arrests had public support in Melbourne but that turned
into general contempt for the police. The mass arrests resulted in fewer people
being prepared to assist the police or to supply information about the KellyGang
I was finally released after weeks of remands (Argus5/3/79)
See also (Argus27/1/79)
may have dealt with Jacob Wilson
assisting the police (RC4457
says that Jimmy
and I gave him a hard time on 3
. I dont think that we did. Was this another problem with my name.
Perhaps I should change it to Smith or something. Any suggestions? (RC4457
I at there helping the boys?
I was arrested on a charge of cattle stealing. (Argus28/9/81
What happened to John Hart'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.
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