|Side of KellyGang
This page contains content from people who supported the KellyGang.
Importance of Richard Strickland
Arrested as a sympathizer. Links to the KellyGang , Early Years , Teenage years , First run in with the law , Fitzpatrick Incident , Gold Mining , Mansfield 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
Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878
Photograph Was I there to 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 myself and my brother William. He took that action under the Felons Apprehension Act. The sympathizers were held in Beechworth goal.
I was remanded by the court in Wangaratta. (OMA9/1/1879)
The men were held without ever being given a chance to defend them selves. 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)(OMA13/3/79), See also (Argus17/4/79)
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
Earlier Life Later Life
At the time of the Mansfield Murders was i suspected as being a member of the KellyGang. (Alexandra9/11/1878)