This article from a few days after the siege at Glenrowan should remind everyone that the Kelly Gang were supported then, as now, by only a very tiny minority of the population. This was true even in ‘Kelly country’ where there were so few supporters that they couldn’t raise a few pounds to get their […]
Month: March 2018
The big hole in the middle of the Kelly Myth
The Royal Commission into the Kelly Outbreak found that the conduct of the Chief Commissioner of Police, Captain Standish ‘was not characterised by good judgement’ and ‘that many of the charges made by Captain Standish in his evidence’ … ‘were disproved by the evidence of other witnesses’. It also found that the four constables ‘who formed the party […]
Ned Kellys versions of anything cannot be trusted.
It would be unexceptional to expect that murdering three policemen in the space of a couple of hours would result in unanimous condemnation of the perpetrators. Yet, in the bizarre case of Ned Kelly, a triple police murderer, we have the criminal being upheld as an Australian hero and icon, though as we know from […]
Tell that to Lonigans widow
Ive been too busy to write a Post for the Blog this weekend. Heres some music for you instead, and the Lyrics below, of a song that was part of the soundtrack for the Kelly movie from 1970. The best line? “Bury the truth as you bury the dead” Now four jolly troopers from Mansfield town […]
The Kelly Legend : almost dead.
The Ned Kelly Legend is on Life Support “Why isn’t Ned dead? The Australians we still Believe in” This was the title of an article published a week ago by the on-line news site “The New Daily”. It was described as “News” though most of the discussion was about a paper that was published in […]