Edward Kelly gives statement of his murders of Sargeant Kennedy and others and makes other threats - Public Record Office Victoria - Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
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Title: Edward Kelly gives statement of his murders of Sargeant Kennedy and others and makes other threats
Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
Provenance: VPRS 4966 UNIT 1 ITEM 3 RECORD 1
Transcript: [T12640 3] to murder him a charge of sir they are as purely innocent as the child unborn. During my stay on the King River I ran in a wild bull which I gave to Lydicher who afterwards sold him to Carr & he killed him for beef. Sometime afterwards I was told I was blamed for stealing this bull from Whitty I asked Whitty on Moyhu racecourse why he blamed me for stealing his bull he said he had found his bull and he never blamed me for stealing him. He said it was Farrell who told him that I stole the bull. Sometime afterwards I heard again I was blamed for stealing a mob of calves from Whitty and Farrell which I never had anything to do with and along with this and other talk I began to think they wanted something to talk about. Whitty and Burns not being satisfied with all the picked land on King River and Boggy Creek and the run of their stock on the certificate found free and no one interfering with them Paid heavy rent for all the open ground so as a poor man could not keep any stock and impounded every beast they could catch even off government roads if a poor man happened to leave his horse or bit of a poddy calf outside his paddock it would be impounded. I have known over 60 head