Premier Berry Quotes in Ned Kelly (2003)
Premier Berry Quotes:
[the scene flips back and forth through time, between the bank holdup, where Ned dictates a letter with the aid of others around him, and Premier Berry who reads Ned's letter to his subordinates]
Ned Kelly: So, if I can beg your patience, this is my statement to the Premier of Victoria, Graham Berry, and you here are my witnesses. Joe, take out a pen and paper. We'll write ourselves a letter. Dear sir. Dear sir.
Premier Berry: "Dear sir, I wish to acquaint you with some of the occurrences of the present, past and the future. It will pay government to give those people who are suffering..."
Ned Kelly: ...justice and liberty.
Premier Berry: "... justice and liberty. I seek revenge for the evil name given me and my relations. By the light that shines, this is my warning."
Ned Kelly: My brother and sisters and mother have to put up with the brutal and cowardly conduct of a parcel of...
Premier Berry: "... big, ugly..."
Ned Kelly: ...big, ugly, fat-necked...
Premier Berry: "... fat-necked..."
Dan Kelly: ...wombat-headed...
Ned Kelly: ...wombat-headed...
Premier Berry: "... wombat headed, big-bellied..."
Ned Kelly: ...magpie-legged - thank you very much, ma'am; Joe, write that down - magpie-legged...
Premier Berry: "... narrow-hipped, splaw-footed, sons of Irish bailiffs..."
Ned Kelly: ...or English landlords, better known as - what? - Victorian police.
Premier Berry: [to the Superintendent Hare] This section here you might find less amusing, Superintendent.
Ned Kelly: I give fair warning to all those who have reason to fear me not to attempt to reside in Victoria. Neglect this and abide by the consequences, which shall be worse than the rust in the wheat. I do not wish to give this order full force without timely warning but I am a widow's son outlawed and my orders must be obeyed!
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