11 – Kellys: Mansfield and sympathisers

Following the gang’s devastating Stringybark Creek confrontation with police last episode, we’ll look this time at the impact it had on Mansfield and the general public.  We’ll also have a closer look at the other people involved in the saga, both sympathisers and some of the authorities.

This Episode, 11, from the Bushranger theme, continues our detailed exploration of Ned Kelly & the Kelly Gang. 

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Dan Kelly 1876 or 78   (SLV)
Jim Kelly (SLV)
Illustration of Joe Byrne (SLV)
Aaron Sherritt (SLV)
Steve Hart (SLV)
Steve Hart Nolan 1947
Tom Lloyd Jnr
Mansfield memorial sketch
Memorial re-dedication Mansfield
Stringybark Creek Memorial
Kennedy grave
Lonigan grave
Scanlan grave
Site Sherritt’s hut (Kelly Tour 2010)
William Barak (Culture Victoria)



Tom Lloyd grave


Barak building Melbourne
Murri men – Qld Trackers

11 – Mansfield and Kelly sympathisers:   REFERENCES

Corfield, J. J. (2003). The Ned Kelly encyclopaedia. South Melbourne: Lothian.

Cookson, B. W. (1911). Restoration of Kennedy’s watch ( The Kelly Gang from within). The Sun Retrieved from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/221550024

Somerville, E. (2017). Site of Kelly gang shootout with police at Stringybark Creek being prepared for 140th anniversary. ABC News:  ABC Goulburn Murray.  Retrieved from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/site-of-kelly-gang-shootout-with-police-at-stringybark-creek/8389678

Snell, T. (2018). Here’s looking at: Steve Hart dressed as a girl, 1947 by Sidney Nolan. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/heres-looking-at-steve-hart-dressed-as-a-girl-1947-by-sidney-nolan-101313

Moor, K. (2013, October 24). Ned Kelly gang victims all but forgotten in adoration of the bushranger, say families, cops. Herald Sun. Retrieved from http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/ned-kelly-gang-victims-all-but-forgotten-in-adoration-of-the-bushranger-say-families-cops/news-story/3d1882a2dcf24dfce2260daf340786ce

Woolshed Valley: https://nedkellytouringroute.com.au/destinations/eldorado-woolshed-valley/

Aaron Sherritt hut site: http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/162323/download-report

Kelly Bullock Creek camp site: http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/104595

Stringybark Creek site: http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/13107

Kelly locations: http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/67853

[Continuation Classes Centre (Wangaratta Vic.)]. (1968). Ned Kelly; man and myth. [Melbourne]: Cassell Australia.

Castles, A. C., & Castles, J. (2005). Ned Kelly’s last days : setting the record straight on the death of an outlaw. Crows Nest, N.S.W.: Allen & Unwin.

Flanagan, M. (2003, March 28 2003). The many histories of the Kelly Gang. The Age. Retrieved from https://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/03/28/1048653852118.html

Kenneally, J. J. (1969). The complete inner history of the Kelly gang and their pursuers (8th ed.). Moe, Vic.: The Kelly Gang Publishing Co.  For an online version:  http://www.australianculture.org/the-complete-inner-history-of-the-kelly-gang/

The Mansfield Police Memorial. (1880). The Weekly Times. Retrieved from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/221760852






McQuilton, J. (1979). The Kelly outbreak 1878-1880: The geographical dimension of social banditry. Carlton: Melbourne University Press.




Presland, G. (1998). For God’s sake send the trackers : a history of Queensland trackers and Victoria Police. Brunswick, Vic.: Victoria Press.

Tench, W. ([1793]). A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson  Retrieved from https://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/t/tench/watkin/settlement/

Wiencke, S. W. (1984). When the wattles bloom again : the life and times of William Barak, last chief of the Yarra Yarra tribe. Woori Yallock, Vic.: S. Wiencke.