Politics and Power as part of the KellyGang story
The time of the KellyGang coincided with a period
of turmoil in the colony's government. Graham Berry
as the Premier, joined forces with David Syme from the Age.
There are lots of stories of high times and it is said that Standish saved the police with a story of scandal.
On 8/1/1878 many Judges and magistrates lost their jobs as the Government tried to save money. Some suggest that this weakening of authority is one of the causes of the Kelly outbreak.
Prior to this there had been an ongoing conflict between squatters and selectors, between those who had money from gold and the landless. The conflict between the English establishment figures and the new settlers from places like Ireland. The KellyGang saw themselves part of this battle against wealth and power
New South Wales police
New South Wales Government
police, impact on appointments,
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.