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Importance of Mr Bindon

I was the lawyer who represented Ned Kelly at his trial

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Ned Kellys Trial /10/1880

Mr Gaunson and I had great difficulty in preparing for Ned Kelly's trial. We had limited access to our client. The Crown delayed the hand over of the written depositions. They were full of references to the police reports of the various exploits of the members of the KellyGang. Mrs Skillion was having great difficulty in raising our fee and that also limited our efforts. I was not particularly familiar with the details of Mr Kelly's adventures and little time to catch up.

On the morning of 18/10/1880 the trial started in the Central Criminal Court in Melbourne. I asked for an adjournment to read all the material from the Crown and for an increase in our fee. I was the second choice. (Argus19/10/80) See also (JJK)

The first day of hearing evidence.(Age29/10/80) (Argus29/10/80) (Argus30/10/80)

application to court (Argus30/10/80)

Photograph Early Years

Later Career



wife ?... children ?.... home >..

What happened to Mr Bindon's family