James Babington 28th July 1870
I write you these lines hoping to find you and Mist Nickilson in good health as I am myself at present I have arrived safe and I would like you would see what you and Mistr Nickilson could do for me I have done all circumstances would allow me which you now try what you con do answer this letter as soon as possible direct your letter to Daniel Kelly gretta post office that is my name no more at present
every one looks on me like A black snake send me
An answer me as soon as posable
”The Sheriff. - Sir, - I adopt Mr Gaunson’s letter received by you this day, and in reply to your query, beg to state that I am without means of defence, and wish the Crown to employ Mr Molesworth as my counsel, through Mr Gaunson as my attorney. October 16, 1880. EDWARD KELLY (X his mark). Witness―Patrick Long, warder.’ (Argus19/10/80)
Ned Kelly submitted a statement to the Executive Council after his conviction (Argus5/11/80)
Ned Kelly dictated a number of letters to the Chief Secretary in the days before his death (Argus12/11/80)
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.