This weekend marks the 139th year since the demise of the Kelly Gang at what has become known as ‘the siege’ at Glenrowan in 1880. Kelly supporters have for decades portrayed this event as something worth commemorating, and make all kinds of grand claims about the symbolic meaning of the siege, that it was an […]
Month: June 2019
The Declaration of the Republic of North East Victoria : This Document isn’t lost : It Never Existed
“If only the Declaration of the Republic of NE Victoria would surface from the British Museum” FB Comment 2019 “I believe when captured at Glenrowan Ned Kelly did have in his pocket a declaration for a Republic of North-East Victoria.” FB Comment 2019 “So Stuart…..is your ego willing to accept the […]
The Next Chapter will take courage
This Blog Post is Number 290 in the series that began five years ago, in May 2014, and I’ve been thinking about where to go from here. I’ve covered all the big issues, some of them more than once and from different perspectives, and though there’s an endless list of interesting debates still to be […]
Ned Kelly said he didn’t shoot Fitzpatrick : True or False?
In the Jerilderie Letter Ned Kelly presented his version of the violent debacle at his mothers home at Greta on April 15th1878, the so-called ‘Fitzpatrick Incident’. In brief, Constable Fitzpatrick went to the Kelly home to arrest Dan Kelly but returned without him late at night to the Benalla Police station, saying that Ned Kelly […]