17 – Kellys: Ned’s Trial

Three of the Kelly Gang died at the Glenrowan siege. Ned was captured and taken to Melbourne to stand trial.  Victoria sees the end of the “Kelly Outbreak”, but there are still many questions the public want answered.

We continue the exploration of Ned Kelly & the notorious Kelly Gang, from Victoria, 1878-80.

(64 mins)

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Body of Joe Byrne being photographed. Benalla.












Kelly Trial with Judge Redmond Barry












Redmond Barry
Kelly trial Beechworth
Ned wearing the possum rug
Melbourne Gaol

REFERENCES:  Ep 17: Ned’s Trial

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.

Jones, I. (1996). Ned Kelly : a short life. South Melbourne, Vic.: Lothian Books.

[Gaunson]. (1880, Monday Aug 9). Trial of Kelly at Beechworth. The Age, p. 3. Retrieved from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202153571

Inquest on Byrne:  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/202146731

Destruction of the Kelly Gang:  https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60623039

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

Kelson, B., & McQuilton, J. (2001). Kelly country : a photographic journey. St Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press.

Molony, J. N. (2001). Ned Kelly. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press.

Castieau 1855-1884 M. Finnane (Ed.)  Retrieved from http://www.nla.gov.au/pub/ebooks/pdf/The%20Difficulties%20of%20My%20Position.pdf

O’Reily, T. (2018, Novernber 3). The Cup: how an English rogue with a passion for the punt started one of the world’ richest horse races. HeraldSun.

(O’Reily, T. ([2018]). A Sporting Chance: Michael Joseph.)

Carroll, B. (1976). Ned Kelly, Bushranger. Dee Why West: Landsdowne Press.

Shaw, I. W. (2012). Glenrowan. Sydney: Pan MacMillan.