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)
Public Record Office Victoria is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. We hold approximately 100kms of records from the mid 1830s to today.
These exhibitions were created using records from the collection, and help tell the story of Victoria and Victorians.
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 8] Greta. I heard I was outlawed and 100 pound reward for me in Victoria and also hundreds of charges of horsestealing was against me besides shooting a trooper. I came into Victoria and enquired after my brother and found him working with another man on Bullock Creek. Heard how the Police used to be blowing that they would shoot me first & then cry surrender. How they used to come to the house when there was no one there but women and Superintendent Smith used to say see all the men I have out today I will have as many more tomorrow and blow him into pieces as small as paper that is in our guns and they used to repeatedly rush into the house revolver in hand upset milk dishes empty the flour out on the ground break tins of eggs and even throw the meat out of the cask on to the floor and dirty & destroy all the provisions which can be proved and shove the girls in front of them into the rooms like dogs & abuse and insult them. Detective Ward & Constable Hayes took out their revolvers and threatened to shoot the girls and children whilst Mrs. Skillion was absent, the oldest being with her. The greatest murderers and ruffians would not be guilty of such an action. This sort of cruelty & disgraceful conduct to my brothers and sisters who had no protection