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Importance of Tracker Johnny

One of the aboriginal police trackers Links to the KellyGang below, Early Years , Arrival in Victoria, Hare replaced by Nicolson , Spring 1879 Early 1880 , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Reward Board , Royal Commission , Early service , Later service , Family , Photograph

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Arrival in Victoria I and 5 other Queensland trackers with Senior Constable King and Insp O'Connor had come down to Sydney by ship. We then travelled from Sydney to Albury by train. At 7 pm on 6/3/1879. The names of my fellow trackers were Corporal Sambo and Troopers Hero, Johnny, Jimmy, and Barney. We arrived at Benalla at 2pm on 10/3/1879. (RC1073) Photograph Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880

Special train leaves Melbourne to go to Beechworth - follow up on death of Aaron Sherritt

We caught the train at Essendon with Insp O'connor.

Train leaves Benalla


Arrive at Glenrowan

I arrived at Glenrowan by train at about 2.30 am on the morning of the siege with Sup Hare.

Begining of the siege


Kelly Reward Board

Following the meetings of the Reward Board in December 1880 I recieved a reward of about £50

Early Service Later Service


wife ?... children ?.... home ?..

What is happened to Johnny KellyGang