Alexander Fitzpatrick's deposition - Public Record Office Victoria - Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
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Title: Alexander Fitzpatrick's deposition
Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
Provenance: VPRS 4966 Unit 1 Item 4
Transcript: at me- no word spoken until shot was fired – hat has a dent in it – it was not the edge of the shovel struck me I know Mrs Skillion did not see me I got home about 2 in the morning I did not call & ask Mrs skillion if her husband was at home – have been in the force about 12 months. I lost my revolver after 2 shots had been fired I had seen the bullet mark in the bark before I went back to look found 2 sheets of bark removed – Williamson muttered something which I did not hear. Skillion did not say anything – Don’t know if any pistols were found at the hut – Saw a revolver there before. The shovel was like a contractors shovel worn down had no instructions to arrest Kelly – was going to relieve Sergt Strachan Miss Kelly was in the house while the firing was going on she sat down & cried Sergt Whelan had informed me there was a warrant out for Dan Kelly Alexander Fitzpatrick Const 2867 Taken and sworn this 17th May 1878 at Benalla Before me Robt McBean JP F McDonnell JP