Ned Kelly : Violence and Indecency

Ned Kellys first two encounters with the Law ended well for him. The charges relating to his assault and robbery of a Chinaman, and of Highway robbery in company with Harry Power were all dismissed, a result which puts the lie to the modern Kelly myth-makers narrative that the Police and the Judiciary were corrupt […]

Ned Kellys Charge Sheet

Assault and Robbery with violence 14th October 1869     Dismissed Highway Robbery  Two counts, as an accomplice of BushRanger Harry Power     5th May 1870                      Dismissed Assault  Indecent Behviour30th October 1870Convicted: 3 months imprisonment Receiving a horse16th April 1871Convicted : 3 years imprisonment Horse Stealing 25th January 1876 Arrest Warrant issued   Case dismissed Drunkenness, Riding […]

More Uncritical Kelly Rubbish

When I saw the image of Ned Kelly on the cover of a glossy magazine prominently displayed at the Newsagent the other day, I picked it up thinking to myself  “Oh no, here we go again, more nonsense about Ned Kelly”. The Magazine was titled “Australia The story of Us” and is apparently being issued […]