Meet the people of the KellyGang story
I was born in 1820 in Ireland near Tipperary in the poverty of a 3/8 acre farm.
Sentenced on 1 January 1841, probably for stealing to stay alive and finally transported on a ship called the Prince Regent and sent to Van Dieman's Land (now Tasmania).
Arrived in Hobart Town in January 1842.
I worked in a number of positions in convict camps at Browns River, Morven, Perth, near Launceston. I was granted a ticket of leave in 1845 and his certificate of freedom in 1848.
I met James Quinn, Ellen's father while he was fencing at Donnybrook.
Ellen and I married in Melbourne in November 1850. Soon after they were living at Wallan.
In about 1853 I went gold mining near Kilmore and later at Bendigo. I came home to their home on Merri Creek for Christmas 1853.
I then went into business with the Quinns doing some horse stealing.
In 1857 my brothers and sisters Edward, Mary, Ann, James (Jim) and Daniel
After a time life at Wallan did not suite me and we moved to Avenel. While we were there I fell foul of someone. As a result in May 1865 I was charged with unlawful possession of a hide and sentenced to 6 months. (RCApp10)
Of my brothers and sisters
Edward came to Australia but we dont know much about him
Thomas stayed in Ireland ?
Mary came to Australia but we dont know much about her
Ann married Jack Ryan
James (Jim) burnt down the Greta pub and nearly killed my wife Ellen
Daniel came to Australia but we dont know much about him