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 9] coupled with the conviction of my mother and those innocent men certainly made my blood boil as I dont think there is a man born could have the patience to suffer what I did. They were not satisfied with frightening & insulting my sisters night and day and destroying their provisions and lagging my mother with an infant baby and those innocent men but should follow me and my brother who was innocent of having anything to do with any stolen horses into the wild where he had been quietly digging and doing well neither molesting or interfering with any one. And I was not there long & on the 25th of October I came on the tracks of Police horses between tabletop & the bogs I crossed them and went to Emu Swamp and returning home I came on more Police tracks making for our camp. I told my mates & me and my brother went out next morning and found Police camped at the Shingle hut with long firearms and we came to the conclusion our doom was sealed unless we could take their firearms, as we had nothing but a gun and a rifle, if they came on us at our work or camp we had no chance only to die like dogs as we thought the country was woven with police & we might have a chance of fighting them if we had firearms as it generally