Meet the people of the KellyGang story
Importance of Const Edward Batten Shoebridge No. 1142
Links to the KellyGang below
, Early Years , Fitzpatrick Incident , Stringybark Creek Murders
, Sebastopol Cavalcade , Euroa Robbery
, Jerilderie Robbery , Autum 1879 , Hare replaced by Nicolson
, Spring 1879 Early 1880
, Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's Trial , Royal Commission , Early service
, Later service , Family ,
What did Const Shoebridge look like
born 1827 in England. I was described as being of fair complextion, light hair, grey eyes, smart appearance, height 5ft 6 in
Links to the KellyGang
led a search party from Bright
after the Euroa robbery. (RC1262
replaced by Nicolson 6/7/1879
of Aaron Sherritt 26/6/1880
was stationed at Bright at the time
Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880
was not at the Glenrowan seige
was not called to give evidence
A member of Const Shoebridge's family has kindy supplied the following information.
Const Shoebridge arrived in Melbourne in 1853 on the Helen Lindsey from Middlesex in England. He was stationed at Greta and Beechworth but spent a long time at Bright after being appointed in charge of the station there in 1879.
I recieved a watch as a reward. The inscription says, 'Presented to Mr Shoebridge as a mark of respect by members of the police under his charge when in search of the Kelly Gang'
After 34 years police service he retired on 15/9/1888 and bought a house at 2 Wood St Bright and died in 1907.
I married Annie O'Brien in the Beechworth Catholic Church on 3 Sep 1863
is happened to Shoebridge'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