Mile Creek is where the Kelly homestead stood near
Sharon Hollingsworth and Brian Stevenson present news, views, nuggets and
musings, some serious, some lighthearted but all to do with all things
associated with Ned Kelly and the gang.
the History Teachers Association of Victoria, journal 'Agora
magazine, has published
of Ned ,
What links did Ned Kelly and his
associates have with the republican and Federation movements in
14 Dec 2012.
research where Sergeant Kennedy died.
or Stringybark Ck ?
Kennedy was the officer in charge of the Mansfield police party to hunt for the
Kelly brothers. Following the fatal shootout with the Kelly gang at
StringyBark Ck ( SBC)where two police were killed, the Sergeants body was not
found till five days later some 800 meters away from the police
camp. We have to decide which side of the creek ?This
research reports on the quest to find the area using all recorded information.
* See virtual tour panorama of the most likely North
gang helmet armour
This is a 1/3rd scale replica is of Ned's helmet.
Each of the Kelly gang's helmets have been replicated and are
available as a collectable set.
These models are very close to the originals in
detail and each
exhibit all the nuances of blacksmiths
work. They are
authentic in every detail and may never again be
reproduced in sets of four. In this page we also analyze '
who may have made the
amours' simply by the study of design features and plenty of conjecture.
Main story - Stringybark Creek -
Huts at Stringybark Creek.
The only 'on the ground' research website into the haunts of the Kelly
Two bush hut fireplaces found at Stringybark Ck by
Kelly researcher Bill Denheld, re-establishes the exact
location where two police troopers were killed by the Kelly gang in Oct
1878. This site is on the west bank and contrary to the east bank
site to where tourists are being led by miss informed authorities *
The Police Camp Site;
There has been an exhaustive investigation to identify
the site. The
investigation team was led by Bill Denheld and Linton Briggs and at the
offset, any outcome was to be agreed to by all before publishing. There
is a strong background slope in the old 1878 photo of where trooper Lonigan was shot,- Identify that slope on the ground and we can
identify the proper site. But what do you have to do to convince each
member to see. Join us to decipher and separate the bull from the dust.
You be the judge ? *
is a model replica of
Kelly's iron helmet for sale -
This is the place without doubt -
final document for identifying the authentic site of the Kelly /police
shootout at SBC.
a period of 12 months a team of five have studied the sites,
pondered over and over the evidence only to disagree. The majority of
team members favored the area near the Kelly tree to which Bill could
not agree. Bill was advised if he could not agree with the team's
selection and paper
CSI@SBC, then he should write his own.
endeavor to have the team see their error, Bill however, could not put
his name to their document that failed on many fundamental points, one
the slope in the Burman photo. This link takes you to Bill's paper that
leads you through the only site to pass the photo test. *
The opposing group's documents
debated, but make up your own mind
Scene Investigation at Stringy Bark Creek,
Initial team member, Bill Denheld
received his draft copy of the team's document only to find his research
totally ignored. Seeing their many glaring mistakes, Bill returned his/
this copy with comments in blue. I could hardly believe researchers
could be so blinkered. Gosh I thought, if history can be construed like
this 'and in print' we certainly have to question accepted written
history. For the sake of historical truth, lets hope future students
will see through this travesty.
links with the Past”
Kelly Sites Toombullup beginning 1885...
Sheila Hutchinson and Fay Johnson
bring you back to where the Kelly occupation had left its
mark. Using their fascinating research, the exact location of
the Kelly target tree and the
Kelly hut site can be plotted on
As expected the Kelly related sites were marked on the earliest maps of the district.
They advance material to suggest the shoot out site was north of the
picnic ground at SBC.
See replica model of
iron helmet for sale
Discussions about Stringy- Bark Creek- (SBC)
KC2000 Forum. Since 2008 there has been ongoing debate about the authentic site at
Stringybark Creek and with more than 500 postings and 13.000 reads on this
subject, forum owner of KC2000 has made these pages fully
accessible only to
'members'. With organisations such as Heritage Vic, DSE, Police H.Unit
and the public all denied access to what was a public open forum
that relied upon external links, are now blocked unless you are a
member, and makes this forum a travesty, but here it is complete for all
Sunday 5th August at the Beechworth Ned Kelly weekend. the authors of the CSI@SBC paper proposed
the TRUE site of the Kelly gang / police shootings is located at or near
the Kelly tree along Stringy Bark Creek north of Mansfield Victoria.
This link takes you to a copy of a slanted argument from which Bill had
been excluded, except here he makes his comments
Also read what Alan Crichton wrote about the
presentation on Keep Ya Powder Dry
and Two Huts stories
If you have an opinion
or can add to the story, have your say.
Ned Kelly and Stringy Bark Creek are an important starting point to the Kelly story, share your
thoughts or critique, agree or disagree and claim a genuine fragment of the
target tree. This tiny wood keepsake relic
of Australian folklore history is limited..... *
Stylized helmet images by Mick Guthrie
See replica model of
iron helmet for sale
The works at Stringybark
Creek have to be stopped ,
Historian Ian Jones is wrong on Stringybark Police camp site in his new
The three creeks at Stringybark are to be Heritage listed.
13th May 2008, Jeremy Smith of Heritage Victoria gives the go ahead to
list the Kelly sites at Stringybark Ck, Kellys Ck, and Germans Creek
sites on the Victorian Heritage register. *
Other research into Ned -
Ned Kelly born?
Dctr Maikel Annalee
narrows it down
to Wallan East some 3 Km North East of
Beveridge town, (the previously accepted area).
Like an archeological dig, we find new
information that follows a thread connecting Ned to
Federation of Australia.
Read Dctr Annalee's
Easter message 2009 *
A recent Herald Sun article by journalist
Mike Edmonds follows the thread.
death mask and faces of Ned Kelly
The original death
mask was part of a special display at Maxmillion Kreitmeyer's Waxworks
in Bourke Street Melbourne 1880 the morning after Ned's execution.
Kreitmeyer was reputed to have made the first impression from Ned's
face, however, new information suggests the death
mask may have been made by an accompanying Sydney Waxworks owner
Desiderio Cristofani working with Maxmillion Kreitmeyer. *
See replica model of
iron helmet for sale
Kelly hut on Bullock Creek may not have been the only hut.
UPDATE, This looks at the
possibility there were two huts occupied by the Kelly's at Bullock Ck. One
was described by Constable
James who found the Kelly camp one month after the killings at
Stringybark Ck, the other is a photo of a hut, but the
description doesn't match the photo? Here is a possible answer to the vexing
question, were there TWO huts at Bullock Ck ? Another
recent discovered is a 1930's photo of the Kelly Ck sawmill that was
built directly over one of the Kelly camp hut sites. The picture
shows a tree that could be one of the Kelly target trees. *
Bullets of Kellys Creek www.denheldid.com/twohuts/bullets.html
During 1985 Bill Denheld is metal detecting at Kelly's Ck, where the Kellys lived for
up to six months leading up to the shoot out with the police at
Stringybark Ck. It stood to reason that some bullets fired by the
at target trees had missed the target. Included
only known photos of the actual trees fired at by the Kellys' during their
target practice at Bullock Creek 1878 ( later renamed Kelly's Ck, The
photos of target trees were discovered during Aug 2003 some 125
years later. The target trees date from well before the shootings at
Stringybark Ck. *
Deposition papers of Thomas McIntyre. He was the
sole survivor of the shootout with the Kelly gang at Stringybark Ck. On
the margin of his court papers for the prosecution of Ned Kelly, someone
has drawn a little hut. We like to believe this hut drawing represents
the Shingle hut near where the police had camped.
Sharon Hollingsworth brings
to light who may have drawn this hut doodle.
These two web pages are inter related
journey to Stringybark
Ck Oct 1878 - did
the police party get lost?
evidence, suggests the police party of four entered Stringybark from the
North, - yet they traveled from the South. Ned Kelly testifies he
saw police horse tracks way to the North East of Stringybark Ck which he
attributed to a second South bound police party. Hut image from
McIntyre's deposition court papers. *
hut behind the school.
When the Kelly Gang were on the run during 1879-80 they were protected
by many sympathisers and local farmers in N. East Victoria. This is
another HUT discovery story still evolving. ' The hut behind the
school ' was known about by locals long ago, but where it stood has only
now been discovered by a group of Kelly researchers led by Alan
Gibb, Arthur Hall and Marcus Swinburne. Each a descendant of land
owners who were there at the time, they came together to solve a 100
year old mystery. With some old local knowledge and modern
technology this little know piece of Kelly history is now for all to
read. However, does anyone know of this hut pictured? This hut is
not the hut behind the school- but was a Kelly gang occupied hut. But
where was this? *
See replica model of Dan Kelly's iron helmet
Kelly Centre at Glenrowan
An Open Letter to the People of Glenrowan
August 2005, 300 residents were sent the open letter questionnaire for their thoughts.
The Open Letter found that the majority of townsfolk
wanted a Ned Kelly Centre in Glenrowan,
they felt that the town would benefit from the Centre, they felt they
had been consulted enough about the generalities of the proposal and
that the authorities should now actively pursue
the final design and construction of the Ned Kelly Centre. *