Recently someone objected to my use of the term “apologist” in relation to people who support Kelly mythology, saying it was ‘distasteful’. I think this is for two reasons, the first being that in general we tend to think of apologists as people who defend causes and viewpoints that most of us regard as indefensible, […]
Month: September 2019
Was Professor John Molony correct when he said Constable Fitzpatrick Raped Ned Kellys sister, Kate?
In the Jerilderie letter, written in February 1879, Ned Kelly provided his version of the incident at his mother’s house on the evening of April 15th1878 when Constable Alexander Fitzpatrick arrived to arrest Dan Kelly for horse stealing. He said a fight erupted when Mrs Kelly told Dan he didn’t have to go because Fitzpatrick […]
Jerilderie dodged a Bullet fired by the Kelly Apologists
The picture above is the sketch that accompanied the application to the NSW Government My Community Project Funding programme, asking for $200,000 to erect a statue in Jerilderie showing Ned Kelly giving John Monash a shilling for holding his horse. As I explained a couple of weeks ago, this story is a fantasy made up […]