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Importance of William Strickland (William Woods)
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.,
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Links to the KellyGang
Photograph Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 Was I there at Faithful's Creek to help the boys
Mass arrest of the sympathizers On 2/1/1879 Commissioner Standish ordered the arrest of about 20 sympathizers including myself and my brother Richard. He took that action under the Felons Apprehension Act. We were held in Beechworth goal.
I was remanded by the court in Wangaratta. It was alledged that my real name was William Woods. (OMA9/1/1879)
We were held without ever being given a chance to defend our selves. We were remanded in custody for periods of 7 days. Only one of us sympathizers was represented by a lawyer. The magistrates repeated the remands each week for over 3 months before we were finally released, 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
At the time of the mansfield murders was I suspected as being a member of the KellyGang. (Alexandra9/11/1878)