A number of teachers played a significant role in the story of the KellyGang.
There are not only those that taught the members of the KellyGang
but others who acted as sympathizers or stood on the dividing line between
the community and authority.
It was often said that people come into the World and go out of it in the arms of the Church. For Catholics like the KellyGang this was particularly so. Mrs Kelly took her first child Mary Jane to be baptized in Kilmore just before she died.
But this story has many other aspects, Aaron
Sherritt was a Protestant.
The story also has people like the Rev Gibney who was the first person to enter the burning inn at Glenrowan, and Rev John Gribble, the Congregational minister who preached in Jerilderie and many others
Many of the Christain chuches we know today were represented in the major towns in the kelly country.
The Anglican Church was known as the Church of England (Ensign29/10/1872)
The Catholic Church had a network of schools (Ensign5/11/1872)
Almost every town of any size had a masonic lodge and a Mechanics Institute. The Institutes had libraries and provided many training opportunites for members of the community.
Find the hiding places and sites where the KellyGang found fame and fortune and where their friends indulged in horse stealing and tried to make a life against the challenges of the squatters and banks. Let the KellyGang show you the places where they found safety from the law in the bush.