Meet the people of the KellyGang story
William was a member of Parliament and as a lawyer represented the Kellys in court
Links to the KellyGang below , Early Years , Arrival in Beechworth , First run in with the Kellys , Fitzpatrick Incident and Mrs Kelly's Trial , Mansfield Murders , Escape North , Euroa Robbery , Mass arrest of sympathizers , Jerilderie Robbery , Later in 1879 , Early in 1880 , After Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's Trial , Royal Commission , Family.,
I arrived in New South Wales and worked on properties in the New England area. After I spent some time working on the Ovens gold fields.
In 1855 I became the clerk of the Court in Beechworth and in 1863 I established my legal practice in Beechworth in 1863 as Zincke and Martin
I played the cello in the local Beechworth string ensemble.
In 1870 I represented John Sherritt in a case against one of his neighbours
I was present at the opening of the railway in Beechworth (Argus30/9/76)
In September 1873 Joe Byrne was charged of stealing Anton Wicks' horse in the Beechworth court. Mrs Byrne engaged me to handle the matter. Joe Byrne was very lucky to get with a fine rather than the standard 3 months gaol that he could have expected.
In 1875 I defended Aaron Sherritt on a charge of illegal use of a horse.
In 1877 Joe Byrne and Aaron Sherritt were charged with assaulting a chinaman. I defended Joe/
In march 79 I had a bad fall and broke 3 ribs. I was looking at my rabbits and pidgeons in my loft
During the Glenrowan seige I was deeply involved in the elected to the Legislative Assembly. I was elected for the Ovens District.
See the advertisement for my electoral campaign and my legal practice (OMA29/6/1880)
In 1883 I went back to being a lawyer in Beechworth after my time as a member of Parliament