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Importance of James Clancey
Arrested as a sympathizer. Links to the KellyGang , 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 , Photograph
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Links to the KellyGang
Photograph Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 Did I help 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 James Clancey and his brother Daniel. He took that action under the Outlawry Act. Most of the sympathizers were held in Beechworth Gaol.
I lived in a wayside hotel three miles down the line from Wangaratta (OMA11/1/1879)
The men were held without ever being given a chance to defend themelves. They 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 the sympathizers were finally released. See (OMA11/2/1879)(OMA13/3/1879)
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
Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880 Was I there, down where the railway track had been taken up Life Before After
What happened to James Clancey's family