|Side of KellyGang
This page contains content from people who supported the KellyGang.
Importance of Robert Miller
arrested as asympathizer Links to the KellyGang below , 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.,
brothers ... sis ters ... wife Mary Quinn. children Margaret parents ... uncle ... aunt ...
I was a selector, married to an aunt of the Kellys
Links to the KellyGang
Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 Photograph My daughter had links with the Kellygang. (OMA18/1/79)
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. He took that action under section 5 of the Felony Apprehention Act. Most of the sympathizers were held in Beechworth goal.
We were held without ever being given a chance to defend them selves. They remanded us in custody for periods of 7 days. Only one of us was represented by a lawyer. The magistrates repeated the remands each week for over 3 months before the sympathizers were finally released
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 to help at the railway embankment? After the Siege What happened to Mr Miller's family