Ned Kelly's Last Days: Setting the Record Straight on the Death of an Outlaw

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7
BENALLA INTERLUDE

Before 1851, Benalla had been a part of New South Wales and was merely a wayside stopping place on the overland track – grandiloquently titled the ‘Sydney Road’ – to the New South Wales capital. By the late 1870s the town had grown into a thriving rural centre with almost two thousand residents, servicing a considerable hinterland that stretched as far as the mountains of the Great Dividing Range. Then in the space of two short years it became a veritable no man’s land in the midst of a drawn-out battle. For Benalla was only a short ride – just sixteen kilometres – from Greta, the heart of Kelly country.

When Ned’s widowed mother moved there with her brood after the death of her husband John ‘Red’ Kelly in 1866, the district was already well populated with her kin. Her father, John Quinn, had secured a large landholding not far away, financed by the sale of a property closer to Melbourne that was worth a small fortune. Quinn fathered ten children, several of whom worked the family land, and a contingent of her late husband’s relations was also not far away as three of Red’s brothers and two of his sisters had emigrated from Ireland in 1857. All in all, more than sixty of Ellen’s relatives – by blood or marriage – were scattered about the district by 1880.

With such a palpable family presence in the area it’s not surprising that as the hunt stretched on, Benalla gradually came to

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • About the Authors i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents viii
  • Foreword xi
  • Killing Ned xiii
  • 1 - Call to Arms 1
  • 2 - Powers That Be 11
  • 3 - An Uneasy Alliance 19
  • 4 - Wild Animals 25
  • 5 - Stringybark 32
  • 6 - A Long Shadow 39
  • 7 - Benalla Interlude 49
  • 8 - Grisly Diversion 57
  • 9 - Buried Evidence 65
  • 10 - Matters of Faith 71
  • 11 - Words as Weapons 80
  • 12 - Outlaw No More 89
  • 13 - Prosecution Case 96
  • 14 - Family Loyalties 106
  • 15 - Homecoming 114
  • 16 - His Own Worst Enemy 121
  • 17 - Kitchen Court 129
  • 18 - Fallen 135
  • 19 - One for Ned 141
  • 20 - Tough Assignment 148
  • 21 - Preliminary Hearing 154
  • 22 - Lost Cause? 161
  • 23 - Sabbath Confession 167
  • 24 - Fear No Foe 171
  • 25 - Judge … 177
  • 26 - … and Jury 185
  • 27 - Wages of Sin 195
  • 28 - The Final Battle 201
  • 29 - No Earthly Mercy 207
  • 30 - Last Rites 215
  • Afterword 223
  • Epilogue 229
  • Sources and Bibliography 243
  • Acknowledgements 249
  • Illustration Credits 251
  • Index 253
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