We police regarded him as a valuable and cunning spy. Hegot married on Boxing Day, 1879. Constable Barry was atthat time in charge of the search party hidden in the cave.After his marriage we regarded him as less trustworthy. Historical record

This is a story within the Kelly story; a double informer?Actually, the police were hidden in the caves. Sherritt hadbeen a member of the gang and was now marrying intoa family friendly with the Kellys. They were an Irish bunchand Sherritt had gone too far: ‘It’s a shame, but we willshoot him.’ Sidney Nolan Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2010


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