|Side of KellyGang
This page contains content from people who supported the KellyGang.
Importance of Michael Haney
Arrested as a sympathizer.
'Links to the KellyGang below , Early Years , Teenage years , First run in with the law , Fitzpatrick Incident , Gold Mining , Stringybark Creek Murders , Escape North , Euroa Robbery , Mass arrest of sympathizers , Jerilderie Robbery , Later in 1879 ' , Early in 1880 , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's Trial , Royal Commission , Family
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Links to the KellyGang
Photograph Early years
Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 Was I helping the boys at Faithful's Creek Mass arrest of the sympathizers On 2/1/1879 Commissioner Standish ordered the arrest of about 20 sympathizers including myself. They took that action under the Felony Apprehension Act. Most of the sympathizers were held in Beechworth goal.
We were held without ever being given a chance to defend them selves. We were remanded in custody for periods of 7 days. Only one of the sympathizers was effectively represented by a lawyer. The magistrates repeated the remands each week for over 3 months before we sympathizers were finally released See (OMA11/2/79) (OMA18/2/79)
At the start, the arrests had public support in Melbourne but that turned into general contempt for the police. The mass arrests resulted in fewer people being prepared to assist the police or to supply information about the KellyGang
I was eventually released (Argus26/2/79)
Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880 Was I down the railway line waiting to help After the Siege
What happened to Michael Haney's family