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NED KELLY WOUNDED AND A PRISONER. BYRNE KILLED. SEVERE ENCOUNTER WITH THE OUTLAWS. THE DESPERADOES FIGHTING IN CHAIN ARMOR. (Special to “The Guardian.”) Melbourne, June 26. The Kelly gang shot a man dead at Sebastopol to-day, and kept a number of police prisoners for twelve hours. Melbourne, June 28. Ned Kelly has been captured by the police. The others of the party, since their appearance at Sebastopol, have bailed up several publichouses in the neighborhood, and their capture is expected to be made during the day. Melbourne, Monday afternoon. Particulars of the capture of Ned Kelly are to hand. Twenty-five civilians had been bailed up by the Kellys when the police arrived. This was at three o’clock this morning, but fighting at once commenced. Ned Kelly took to the bush shortly afterwards, but returned at daylight, and again entered into the fray, with two mates. They fought hard, but after a severe struggle, Ned Kelly received a shot in the groin, and thus wounded, he fell an easy captive to the police. Deprived of their leader, the rest of the gang made off. In the encounter, one of the black trackers received a graze on the head in the encounter with the outlaws.


A telegram to the Melbourne Exchange states that Ned Kelly is lying at Glenrowan Station, mortally wounded. Jones’ Hotel, which is close to the station, is occupied by Dan Kelly, Hart, and Byrne, and the civilians at the station, who were bailed up. A later telegram states Byrne is dead, and all the civilians have been released by the outlaws. Dan Kelly and Hart still occupy the hotel, and incessant firing is kept up between them and the police : but it is expected they will surrender today. The outlaws are covered with chain armor to protect them from the shots.

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THE KELLY GANG., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 119, 29 June 1880

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THE KELLY GANG. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 119, 29 June 1880