The moon landings are more recent than the Symposium that gave rise to the book “Ned Kelly Man and Myth” ! That’s how very long ago Ian Jones “New View of Ned Kelly” was first expounded – close to half a century ago – so it would be fair to say those views are not […]
Month: August 2015
Kelly Myths and cockroaches : Hard to Kill Off
“Ned Kelly : Man and Myth” is a fascinating book that was published in 1968. It contains the results of a symposium that was held over the Easter weekend of 1967 at Wangaratta. Presenters at the symposium included Professor Manning Clark, and a youthful Ian Jones. The lectures are presented along with interesting discussions that […]
And now, another “True” Story
The book that received the least votes in the IO Poll was another one claiming to tell a “ true story” called “The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Last Stand” by Paul Terry. I have just read it again, while I have been thinking and writing about Glenrowan. The excuse given for writing yet another “True Story” […]
The Kelly Cash Cow : a nice little earner.
The NKF Key Master and the producers of this bit of Kelly Exploitation are running a competition! It amuses me how on every news article, blog and Facebook page where devotees of Ned Kelly are able to make comments, whenever something happens that is what they would call “anti Kelly”, someone will always get a […]