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Importance of Tracker, Trooper Barney

a Queensland aboriginal tracker who came with O'Connor Links to the KellyGang below, Arrival in Victoria , Glenrowan Siege , Reward Board , Royal Commission , Early service , Later service , Family ,

Links to the KellyGang

I and 5 other Queensland trackers with Senior Constable King and Insp O'Connor had come down to Sydney by ship. We then travelled from Sydney to Albury by train. At 7 pm on 6/3/1879. The names of my fellow trackers were Corporal Sambo and Troopers Hero, Johnny, Jimmy, and Jack. We arrived at Benalla at 2pm on 10/3/1879.(RC1073) Photograph Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880

Special train leaves Melbourne to go to Beechworth - follow up on death of Aaron Sherritt

We caught the train at Essendon

Train leaves Benalla


Arrive at Glenrowan

I arrived at Glenrowan by train at about 2.30 am on the morning of the siege with Sup Hare and took up a position infront of the hotel


Paddy Brown, and Monkey Brown came to Victoria to work as trackers after with Sup Chomley. They were my brothers. We all came from Queensland.(Age5/7/1880)

Kelly Reward Board

Following the meetings of the Reward Board in December 1880 I recieved a reward of about £50

Early Service

Later Service


wife ?... children ?.... home ?..

What is happened to Barney