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: & dR Lindsay accompanied me to Benalla Dr. Nicholson dressed my wrist – have been to Mrs Kellys since & looked for a bullet mark but found 2 sheets of bark removed from place where I had previously noticed the bullet mark. Knew Ned Kelly before this have no doubt about Ned Dan & Williamson & Skillion I was perfectly sober at the time Cross exd left Benalla about 2.30 pm Kellys is reckoned 11 miles. Stopped at Lindsays on the road. Had lemonade & brandy did not stop any where else got to Kellys between 4 & 5 pm. on first occasion stopped about an hour or over. was talking to Mrs Kelly all that time. Her daughter was there – no brandy drunk there. I stopped to see if Dan Kelly was about. I returned again about 1/4 of an hour – went up on the range behind the place saw Williamson went down in front of Mrs Kellys old hut – saw Skillion Dan did not refuse to be arrested – I had no warrant but saw by police Gazette that one had been issued – I was about 1 1/2 yards when first shot was fired they all had their revolvers levelled