Aaron Sherritt had grown up as a close friend of Joe Byrne. The Police actively worked to increase tensions between Sherritt and the Kelly Gang and 4 Policemen were sent to his Hut, their presence convinced the gang he was a traitor. On the 26 June 1880 Sherritt was at home with his wife, her Mother and the 4 policemen. A neighbour, who had reportedly been captured by Joe Byrne and Dan Kelly, called out "Aaron". When Sherritt answered the door, Joe Byrne shot him point-blank in the chest.

Aaron Sherritt had grown up as a close friend of Joe Byrne. The Police actively worked to increase tensions between Sherritt and the Kelly Gang and 4 Policemen were sent to his Hut, their presence convinced the gang he was a traitor. On the 26 June 1880 Sherritt was at home with his wife, her Mother and the 4 policemen. A neighbour, who had reportedly been captured by Joe Byrne and Dan Kelly, called out "Aaron". When Sherritt answered the door, Joe Byrne shot him point-blank in the chest.

Ned Kelly's sister Kate Kelly depicted arriving at the Glenrowan Inn during the seige

Ned Kelly's sister Kate Kelly depicted arriving at the Glenrowan Inn during the seige

Photograph taken during the siege at Glenrowan

Photograph taken during the siege at Glenrowan

The Kelly gang hid in these caves near Beechworth

The Kelly gang hid in these caves near Beechworth

The remains of a police gun unearthed at the site where Ned Kelly was captured at the end of the siege at Glenrowan.

The remains of a police gun unearthed at the site where Ned Kelly was captured at the end of the siege at Glenrowan.

Positioning of Queensland Native Police, Glenrowan, 1880

Positioning of Queensland Native Police, Glenrowan, 1880

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