VPM 2580 Carte-de-Visite – Constable Alexander Fitzpatrick holding a
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Constable Fitzpatrick is the man most often blamed for triggering the
Kelly outbreak. Ever since the event Fitzpatrick has been widely
labelled a drunkard, liar and perjurer. Yet this is not correct.
This article by Stuart Dawson reconstructs, corroborates, and vindicates
Fitzpatrick's courtroom testimony,
and shows - without trying to make him into a saint - that almost
everything written about his role in the Kelly outbreak by numerous
"historical experts" for the last 140 years is wrong.
real story is put forward here.