John Delaney

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Importance of John Delaney

I was a farmer and lived at Greta. A sympathizer who helped the KellyGang

Links to the KellyGang below , Early Years , Teenage years , First run in with the law , Fitzpatrick Incident , Gold Mining , Deaths at Stringy Bark Creek , 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 , Photograph


'brothers and sisters William b1863, Patrick b1867 , ... ' wife ... parents Patrick and Catherine Dwyer uncle ... aunt ...

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Photograph Escape north

Euroa Robbery 10/12/1878 Jerilderie Robbery 10/2/1879 Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880 My brothers William and Patrick and I were some of the prisoners in the Inn. We had been coursing there before.(Age29/6/80)

I may have been at the begining of the Glenrowan siege with the KellyGang from late in the evening of Saturday 26 June 1880,

I lived at Greta

Thomas Curnow told the Royal Commission

"After some further conversation, we all listened to what Ned Kelly was saying to Delaney. The outlaw was accusing Delaney of having some short time previous ridden a horse from near Greta into Wangaratta to oblige a policeman, and of having sought admission into the police force. He threatened to shoot Delaney for this, and pointed a revolver at him several times"

"After keeping Delaney in a state of extreme terror for about half an hour the outlaw made him promise never again to seek admission into the police force, and finally said, 'I forgive you this time; but mind you be careful for the future.'" See (RC17597)


My wife and I gave evidence against Mrs Jones on a charge of harbouring the KellyGang. (Argus26/11/80)

Life before the KellyGang I was born in 1861

Mr father, Patrick, was a blacksmith and he had the mail contract between Glenrowan and Greta in 1876

Later life In late 1880 my younger brother Patrick was accused of stealing a registered letter and charged

What happened to John Delaney's family