A central part of the Kelly story is that Ned was unfairly hounded, harassed and persecuted by the Police, something which he eventually reacted against, becoming what is often termed a ‘Police-made criminal’. On this Blog a year ago I reviewed the criminal record of Ned Kelly in detail, looking for the evidence of this […]
Month: March 2016
The Sleeping Giant !
A couple of months ago a moribund Kelly related forum stirred, as if it was coming back to life, made a few unpleasant comments about me and some of the others who contribute to this Blog, called for this blog to be boycotted and then sank back into its death-bed and hasn’t moved a muscle […]
Ned Kelly wasn’t a Bushranger: he was a Terrorist
“The notion that any political agenda would justify the killing of innocent people like this is something that is beyond the pale.” So said President Obama last night ( March 22nd 2016) when discussing the terrorist attacks yesterday in Belgium. No-one is posting pictures of the dead, but the ones below of survivors should remind […]
Discuss the Kelly Gang Unmasked
The Author and his landmark challenge to Kelly mythology I have repeatedly written that my intention in this blog is not to change the minds of the die-hard Kelly sympathisers, but to provide corrections to the errors, and balance to the arguments made by such people about the Kelly story, so that interested and open-minded […]
Did John Monash Meet Ned Kelly?
Sir John Monash on the back of our $100 note. Dame Nellie Melba is on the front.They were both born in Victoria and died in 1931. The Ned Kelly Forum Facebook Page has recently informed its readers that when he was a schoolboy, WWI hero General John Monash had a chance meeting with Ned Kelly. […]
Ned Kelly : The Man Behind the Mask
Unbelievably, already this year two new books have been published about Ned Kelly. The first was the appalling “Ned : Knight in Aussie Armour’ by Eugenie Navarre which we reviewed over two Posts here a couple of weeks ago. Its such a dreadful publication that I am not surprised that not a single Kelly sympathizer […]