Ned Kellys uncle smashed William Skelton over the head with a heavy Bullock yoke like this and left him permanently disabled The following words are taken from the Interview with Ned Kelly that was published in August 1880, and are among the most famous of all the many words attributed to him. They express the […]
Month: May 2018
The Hero at Glenrowan wasn’t Ned Kelly but Thomas Curnow.
I have to admit until a few days ago I hadn’t known there was“a local tradition of commemorating the 1880 Siege at Glenrowan, when Ned Kelly made his last stand” but this year the commemoration is going to be a fund-raising dinner for the proposed Joanne Griffiths Ned Kelly Center at Glenrowan. Its going to […]
Even horses didnt escape Kelly Clan brutality
What kind of person would hack a beautiful animal like this to death with an axe? How about Ned Kellys Uncle? There’s been a lot of angry reaction to my recent posts about criminality in the Kelly clan. People hated looking at that photo of the young woman with the smashed-up face. But I […]
In the last couple of Blog Posts I’ve highlighted two of the many crimes of violence that Kelly clan members carried out against their own women. They both involved drunkenness, and hideous violence that followed rejection of demands for sex. In one case the response to this rejection was to set a fire that […]