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: told him I wanted to arrest him as there was a warrant issued for his arrest on Charge of horse Stealing he said very well – wait a little while – I suppose you’ll let me have something to eat I’ve been out riding all day. I allowed him to eat allowed him to wait he went inside & I followed him in this was just getting dusk. Mrs Kelly was present. She said you wont take him out of this tonight. Dan said to Mrs Kelly Shut up that’s all right- I then saw Skillion passing the house leading a horse. Ned Kelly then came to the doorway fired a shot at me I was standing with my back to the partition Mrs Kelly was standing with her back to the fire Dan was sitting at the table. the shot did not strike me a second or two afterwards Mrs Kelly rushed at me with a Shovel She struck me with the Shovel I was in uniform had my helmet. She struck me on the helmet with the shovel (helmet produced) struck me on left side of helmet – I use my arm to guard the shovel Ned Kelly fired again at me & the ball lodged in my left wrist. I knocked the shovel down with my right hand & turned round to draw my revolver