Frank Harty

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Importance of Frank Harty (Hearty)

Arrested as a sympathizer. Lived at the Bald Hill near Winton. A small firery Irishman

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Photograph Fitzpatrick Incident 15/04/1878 On this day William Skillion arrived at my property at Winton at 5pm in company with another man who I did not know. Skillion had 4 horses in my paddocks. He paid me for the horses and left about 7pm. During Mrs Kelly's trial I admitted buying a mare from Ned Kelly early in the day. ]JJK) Mrs Kelly's trail 11/10/1878 I offered to go bail for Mrs Kelly. They wanted at least 50 pounds from me.

I was called to give evidence at the trial of Mrs Kelly, Skillion and Williamson to give evidence that Skillion could not have been present when Fitzpatrick said the he was 'wounded' by Ned Kelly because he was with me. The prosecution used my links with the Kellys against me Escape north The police chased the KellyGang through the Warby Ranges and the boys finished up hiding in my crop. It was okay. [[[The Complete Inner History of the KellyGang and their Pursuers (23)|JJK]]) (JJK) Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 Was I helping the boys at Faithful's Creek? Mass arrest of the sympathizers On 2/1/1879 Commissioner Standish ordered the arrest of about 20 sympathizers including myself. He took that action under section 5 of the the Felony Apprehension Act. Most of the sympathizers were held in Beechworth goal.

I was arrested near Benalla by ... I had been grazing stock on Mrs Kelly's old place at about this time (Argus4/1/79) (Argus6/1/79) (OMA7/1/79)

We were held without ever being given a chance to defend them selves. We were remanded in custody for periods of 7 days. Only one of the sympathizers was effectively represented by a lawyer. The magistrates repeated the remands each week for over 3 months before the sympathizers were finally released. See (OMA11/2/1879) See also (Argus12/3/79) (Argus 17/4/79)

While on remand I had a clash with Wild Wright over the wash que. (JJK)

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

Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880 Was I down the railway line? After the Siege

What happened to Frank Harty's family

I was assaulted by Samuel McKee, a publican (Ensign23/3/1875)