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Neds target tree

Post  sherallee on Wed 16 Jan - 23:32:33

I read somewhere on the net about the tree being found that Ned used as target practice at Bullock creek. I am not sure when it was found or how they identified the tree. It was only part of the tree because it had been logged or was dead and decaying and only a section of it remains. What I want to know is if it was the tree Ned shot at, then where it was found would mean that the exact spot of Dans hut at Bullock creek has been identified. From memory I think Ian Jones thought he found the site? Or I may be confused with the discovery of the shootout site. If the target tree has been found then where is now? Or has it too gone for walkies like Neds rifle did years ago. No Ned mementoes should be in private hands just like Joes Armour. It should be put on public display for all to enjoy. Also, where is the trinkets found at Glenrowan after Anne Jones site was dug? They too should be put on display.

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Re: Neds target tree

Post  joey. on Thu 17 Jan - 1:09:03

Hi sherallee,

I’m sure Bill will be more than happy to answer in more detail – Bill was part of a small team that took part in removing the old Kelly relic.

See link attached … scroll down the page there is a pic of the target tree.

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Also the Kelly hut site (Bullock crk) has been identified. The Target tree is safely kept behind locked doors …so to speak – I believe awaiting for a permanent (display) home.

RE: Kelly relics, etc
I agree – relics should be on public display … BUT as we all know this may not be possible. I’m so looking fwd to seeing the stuff they dug up from the siege site – some interesting stuff come out of that dig.

Sherallee,
PM me your email - In return I'll email you a photo of the Kelly tree that I managed to salvage shortly after it was removed. Since then and Unfortunately the piece that I recovered had shrunk in size from a good solid piece to next to nothing ... approx 30 cm's in length - It was water logged when I first recovered it from the water line of Bullock crk.

Chat soon
Joey

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Post  sheralle on Thu 17 Jan - 12:04:48

Thanks Joey again I have looked at Bills site and read it all. Very interesting. I would love to visit the hut site at Bullock creek but dont know why it has been kept a secret. Just out of interest, when standing at the Kelly tree, which direction is it and how far aprox? Also how far is it from the shootout site?

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Post  joey. on Thu 17 Jan - 15:37:34

Hiya Sheralle,

Just to give you an idea ..... The Kelly tree is located near the police camp site.
Bullock crk (Kelly's crk) is in a westerly direction from the Kelly tree.

The Kelly tree to Bullock crk is just under 2k's ..... cross country.

I may be wrong BUT I don't believe bullock crk was kept as a secret - Access to the site is 24/7. I believe the DSE blocked the dirt track leading into the site to stop 4x4 vehicles.....

Sheralle,
Next time your visiting Kelly country let us know - I'll be more than happy to show you around - maybe a few others may join in as well. Smile

Hope this helps.
Joey

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Post  brian murphy on Fri 18 Jan - 13:20:54

Room for two more? We never ventured that deep in that part of the country.
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