The Kelly Trial—The Scene in Court In the Central Criminal Court on Friday October 29th 1880 Ned Kelly was found guilty of the murder of Constable Thomas Lonigan. Immediately after the Jury Foreman had made the announcement, the Clerk of the Court asked Ned Kelly if he had anything to say ( was there ever […]
Month: February 2018
Criminals who kill Police
The Four Police killed by the Clarke Gang in 1867 “Towards evening on 8th January 1867 Special Constable Carroll and his men set out on foot from Jinden, in the midst of the Jingeras, south of Braidwood, intending to visit the house of a man named McGuinness, whom they suspected of harbouring the Clarkes. The […]
Understanding Ned Kelly
The undisputed facts seem very clear: Ned Kelly was a notorious criminal, a multiple police killer, and yet there are people who think he was a hero. How is that possible? How can some people believe Ned Kelly was a hero and others that he was a villain? Well, one thing that makes it easier […]
Why do people stick up for Ned Kelly?
You cant handle the truth Obviously, people give many different and sometimes complex reasons for sticking up for Ned Kelly. For example there is the almost universal appeal of the “David and Goliath” image, where Ned Kelly is portrayed as the brave little guy who goes up against a corrupt monolithic establishment. There is also […]