Professor John McQuilton : Kelly apologist Part One

This week I’m going to start an examination of Professor John McQuilton’s contribution to the Kelly story. McQuilton is best known for “The Kelly Outbreak” a 1979 publication based  on his 1977 PhD thesis, subtitled ‘The Geographical Dimension of Social Banditry’. Following its publication well before Molony and Ian Jones were in print, McQuilton became one […]

True Australian Heroes

I saw a discussion on Facebook a couple of years ago in response to someone asking who among all the world’s great people would readers most like to have dinner with. Someone nominated Captain James Cook, another said Winston Churchill, and inevitably I suppose, someone said that he would most like to have dinner with […]

The Phantom Sympathiser Army

Here’s a thought that might have occurred to the odd Kelly Sympathiser searching for reasons to continue believing in the Republic of North East Victoria: if there was no plan for a Republic why would there have been a Sympathiser Army? Doesn’t the existence of the Sympathiser Army described by Ian Jones and all the […]