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Importance of SConst Flood (2213)
Links to the KellyGang below, Early Years , Fitzpatrick Incident , Stringybark Creek Murders , Sebastopol Cavalcade , Euroa Robbery , Jerilderie Robbery , Autum 1879 , Hare replaced by Nicolson , Spring 1879 Early 1880 , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's Trial , Royal Commission , Early service , Later service , Family ,
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Ian Jones reported that in 1872 I escorted Ned Kelly's sister Annie from Greta to Benalla to give evidence in a case involving the theif of her horse. He says that we stopped on the way home and that I started an affair with her and two days before she died she gave birth to our daughter.
A horse was killed in the stable of the family pub by John Lloyd on 22/12/1872. I investigated the matter (Ensign17/1/1873)
I was involved in a case against the Lloyds over a hide (Ensign7/1/1873)
I was involved in a case against Thomas Mason for cattle stealing (Ensign23/12/1873)
Const Mullane and I arrested Jimmy Quinn, the uncle, for an assault on an old man, and also on his own sister. I also got convictions against Bricky Williamson and James Kelly while I was stationed at Greta. (RC12586)
My reason for leaving Greta of my own accord was the house was so unhealthy my family could not live in it, and I was anxious to be in a place where plenty of work was to be done, where I could have a chance of being promoted; and I applied to go to Oxley, where the people knew me. (RC12594)
I was moved from Greta to Oxley (Ensign18/11/1873)
See also the Jerilderie Letter
Graves said that Com Standish was behind this. (RC15550)
Kennedy and I arrested two or three men for stealing a horse from the Kellys themselves, at the Falls River; and I know from conversations that I had with Kennedy that he was a good deal after them. (RC12602)
After this I was sent to Yandoit. I had been five years there and there was scarcely anything to do. (RC12622).
Photograph Fitzpatrick Incident 15/04/1878 I went back to the Kelly Country for 6 weeks
I went out with Ass Com Nicolson on search parties. (RC452)
In early October 1878 I followed up on the the information provided by Bricky Williamson about how the KellyGang got their supplies. I was able to identify the tree with the hollow near Mrs Kelly's home where the food might have been located (RC2nd reportVIII)
I went out with a search party with Ass Com Nicolson and Const Strahan soon after the murders. We left from Benalla to Winton ranges, Eleven-mile, Bald Hill, taking dividing range at back of Lloyd's, Barnett's, Delaney's, and Tanner's, and follow up left-hand side of the Fifteen-mile Creek to near head. Special attention was given to a lane at the head of Tanner's farm, leading to and from McBean's Swamp, known as Cart-road Gully. (RC676) See also (RC12627) (Age30/10/78) (Argus31/10/78)
Sebastopol Cavalcade 7/11/1878 When Sup Sadlier met up with the search parties at The Gap, on 6/11/1878. He decided that because there were so many police he should split the police into 2 parties. Sgt Steele commanded one group and I commanded the other. It consisted of about 7 or 8 men.
Some complaints were made about me and I was moved from Greta. The magistrates of the district appealed to Com Standish not to remove me on the grounds that as long as I was there, the Kellys and their companions were under complete control. I spared myself neither night nor day to keep them under that supervision. I went to Oxley. (RC15490)
Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 I was part of the search party and was appointed SConst with a pay increase of sixpence a day (RC1257)
I reported that a letter had passed through the local post office, containing particulars of an arrangement made for a meeting of the KellyGang and a Chinese gold buyer, on a certain night at Spink's Crossing on the Ovens River at Tarrawingi. (Sadleir)
Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880
See what the press had to say about my evidence (Argus30/6/81)
wife Mary Byrne children Catherine Maude Flood b1876, Henry Feely Flood b1881 home Yackandandah Beechworth
What happened to SConst Flood's family