Meet the people of the KellyGang
Importance of Frank Harty (Hearty)
Arrested as a sympathizer. Lived at the Bald Hill near Winton.
A small firery Irishman
Links to the KellyGang
below , Early Years , Teenage years , First run in with the law , Fitzpatrick
Incident , Mrs Kelly's Trial , Gold Mining , Stringybark
Creek Murders, 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 ,
brothers ,.. sisters ... wife ... husband ...
parents ... uncle ... aunt ...
Links to the KellyGang
this day William Skillion
at my property at Winton
in company with another man who I did not know. Skillion had 4 horses in my
paddocks. He paid me for the horses and left about 7pm. During Mrs Kelly's trial
I admitted buying a mare from Ned Kelly early in the day. ]JJK
Kelly's trail 11/10/1878
offered to go bail for Mrs Kelly. They wanted at least 50 pounds from me.
I was called to give evidence at the trial of Mrs Kelly
Skillion and Williamso
n to give
evidence that Skillion could not have been present when Fitzpatric
said the he was 'wounded' by Ned Kell
he was with me. The prosecution used my links with the Kellys against me
police chased the KellyGang
through the Warby
and the boys finished up hiding in my crop. It was okay. [JJK
I helping the boys at Faithful's Creek?
arrest of the sympathizers
On 2/1/1879 Commissioner Standish
ordered the arrest of about 20 sympathizers
including myself. He took that action under section 5 of the the Felony
Apprehension Act. Most of the sympathizers were held in Beechworth goal.
I was arrested near Benalla
by ... I had been grazing stock on Mrs Kelly's
old place at about this time (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.
See (OMA11/2/1879) See
While on remand I had a clash with Wild Wright
over the wash que. (JJK)
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 down the railway line?
What happened to Frank Harty'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
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