years before Father
Charles O’Hea stood by Ned at his execution, he had baptised
Kelly in Beveridge/Wallan.
Photo Melbourne Catholic Archdiocese
the early fifties when the rushes were at their height, Red too
yielded briefly to the gold fever, joining a stampede to Deep Creek
nearby. The birth of a baby girl whom they named Anne enabled the
couple to recover from the death of Mary-Jane, their first-born.
Then in January, 1855, within weeks of Eureka - to the sound of
the cracking of whips and the concourse of men and animals - was
born Edward Kelly, Ellen’s first son, whom history remembers.”
Max Brown Australian Son