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Importance of Constable Michael Edward Farrell

Farrell was the son in law of James Whitty was one of the squatters in the in the Moyhu area on the King River. He accused Ned Kelly of stealing his cattle Links to the KellyGang below, Early Years , Fitzpatrick Incident , Mansfield 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 , Photograph

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Early Years Photograph I was involved in a case against the Lloyds over a hide (Ensign7/1/1873)

In 1877 Ned Kelly was accused by Whitty of stealing a bull which he gave to Lydicker. Later Ned was accused of stealing a mob of calves that belonged to Whitty and his son in law Farrell. See the Cameron letter for Ned's version of this incident.

See also the Jerilderie Letter and my action for libel (below0

Early Service

Later Service

I sued for libel when the allegation was repeated (SMH20/5/1931)


wife ?... children ?.... home ?..

What happened to Constable Farrell's family