Importance of John Bellis
I was a kangaroo shooter and gave the police some assistance
Links to the KellyGang
I was also a kangaroo hunter by profession, and made a capital living by shooting kangaroos. (RC1286)
1879 Photograph Especially after the Euroa and Jerilderie robberies the police realised that they did not know the country and that they did not know how to move through it as the KellyGang did. I gave them a had with these skills.
John settled to farming at South Yarrawonga in the 1880's with his wife Agnes Nicol Hill. They had 5 children, of which Alfred was the only son to marry. Two daughters married Lynch brothers.
John died in his 40's and Agnes sold the farm and returned to Benalla.
On 31/3/1881 the Royal Commission summoned me to give evidence (RCApp20)
What happened to Mr Bellis's family