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Alexander Fitzpatrick's deposition Alexander Fitzpatrick's deposition

Public Record Office Victoria

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)

This eight page deposition by Constable Alexander Fitzpatrick was taken and sworn in on the on the 17th of May 1878. The deposition was written as part of the trial of Regina v. Ellen Kelly, William Williamson and William Skillion. Mrs. Kelly was sentenced to three years hard labor, whilst Skillion and Williamson each received a six year sentence. In a few years, Fitzpatrick would be dismissed from the force due to his poor performance of duties.

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  • Title: Alexander Fitzpatrick's deposition Alexander Fitzpatrick's deposition
  • Creator: Public Record Office Victoria, Public Record Office Victoria
  • Date Created: 1878-05-17
  • Provenance: VPRS 4966 Unit 1 Item 4, VPRS 4966 Unit 1 Item 4
  • Transcript: DEPOSITIONS OF WITNESSES.THE Examination of Alexander Fitzpatrick of Benalla in the Colony of Victoria, Police Constable and others of – in the said Colony,taken on oath, this 17th day of May, in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and seventy eight at Benalla, in the Colony aforesaid before the undersigned, one of Her Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for The Northern Bailiwick, in the presence and hearing of Ellen Kelly – William Williamson alias Bricky and William Skillion-who are charged this day before us, for that they, the said Kelly Williamson & Skillion, on the 13th day of April last at 11 Mile Creek Greta, in the said Colony Did in company aid and abet – one Edward Kelly in an attempt to murder Alexander FitzpatrickThis deponent Alexander Fitzpatrick on his oath, saith as follows: (as over)

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