John Hart

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Importance of John Hart

Arrested as a sympathizer because of his name alone. I was horse breaker

'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

Family- no relation to Steve Hart

brothers ... sis ters ... wife ... husband ... parents ... uncle ... aunt ...

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Photograph Mass arrest of the sympathizers Was I charged with some sort of offence at Mansfield? (Argus4/1/79)

On 2/1/1879 Commissioner Standish ordered the arrest of about 20 sympathizers including me. They took that action under the Outlawry Act. Most of the sympathizers were held in Beechworth goal.

I was arrested near Mansfield. I was one of the first people arrested (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)

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

I was finally released after weeks of remands (Argus5/3/79)

See also (Argus27/1/79)

Jerilderie Robbery 10/2/1879 I may have dealt with Jacob Wilson for assisting the police (RC4457) Early in 1880 Jacob Wilson says that Jimmy Quinn and I gave him a hard time on 3 April. I dont think that we did. Was this another problem with my name. Perhaps I should change it to Smith or something. Any suggestions? (RC4457) Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880 was I at there helping the boys? Later I was arrested on a charge of cattle stealing. (Argus28/9/81)

What happened to John Hart's family