Thomas Newman McIntyre did not lie but Kelly and the myth makers did. Part 1

Sarcasm is the ‘lowest form of wit’ according to Oscar Wilde, a description that applies perfectly to the attempts at humour to be found in “A letter to Thomas” by Kelly Conspiracy Theorist and ‘Keep Ya Powder Dry’ author Alan Crichton.  Crichton’s ‘letter’ is a mocking, sarcastic and cruel attack on the character of yet another honourable […]

BOOK REVIEW : The Story of Ned Kelly (Translated from French)

 “The story of Ned Kelly” by Marie-Ève de Grave (text) and Jean-Jaques de Grave (linocut etchings). Five Mile Press, October 2020. Reviewed by Stuart. Browsing my library’s catalogue I spotted this recent illustrated book and thought I should have a look at how the Kelly story was being presented in France in 2017.This 2020 English translation sells […]

Should SC Mayes have been sacked?

Quite apart from both being policemen, Sergeant Steele and Constable Fitzpatrick have several other important things in common, not the least of which is that for decades their memories have been completely trashed and dragged through the mud by Kelly admirers. Kelly sympathisers won’t ever concede this fact, blinded as they are to truth by […]