This work is one of the oldest of the classics of the Kelly literature, and the first of its 8 editions was published in 1929. Mr Gerald C Stanley, JP, who wrote the Foreword, believed that until then ‘almost all the books written on the Kelly Gang have borne the impress of crass prejudice and […]
Month: February 2016
Another Kelly Myth Implodes!
The following is a story that promoters of the Kelly legends wouldn’t want you to read, even though it’s a true story about what happened to a family of poor Irish Catholic migrants to Australia in 1841. The reason Kelly sympathisers wouldn’t want you to read this story is because it undermines the myth they […]
More on that book…
I began a reply to Sharons comment under the previous Post, Peter Newmans excellent review of “Ned – Knight in Aussie Armour” by Eugenie Navarre, but it got so long I decided to make an entire Post out of it! Sharon Hollingsworth15 February 2016 at 08:33 Regarding the alleged suggestions that Father (later Bishop) Gibney had sympathy […]
Book Review : Ned – Knight in Aussie Armour
Peter Newman said he would be buying Eugenie Navarre’s book and would post a review, so here it is: First of all Dee, you are going to hate this book. It is pro-Kelly for sure, with much of the ‘factual’ content being attributed to discussions with Kelly researchers like Gary Dean. The author says she […]
Lying to Children : is this Neducation?
I visited the local Public Library recently to see what was available about Ned Kelly. My search on their Computer based catalogue for anything containing “Ned Kelly” as a subject produced exactly 50 hits. After excluding material that wasn’t really about Ned Kelly or the outbreak – for example a book about John Jarratt, the […]