Its an often-overlooked fact that for at least two thirds of the 140 years since his death Ned Kelly was widely regarded as a violent criminal and not much more. The claim that he was something more was only developed in the last 50 years or so by a variety of ‘pro-Ned’ authors, a narrative […]
Month: March 2022
Nabbing Ned : The Armour was Joe Byrnes idea not Ned Kellys!
I have to say it’s so refreshing to have in ‘Nabbing Ned’ author David Dufty a new voice, some new ideas and some new challenges for Kelly enthusiasts to think and talk about. In reality, for a while now we have been going over the same ground, and it’s getting a bit boring, so its […]
THE NEW BOOK ‘NABBING NED’ ASKS: ARE WE SURE JOE BYRNE WROTE THE JERILDERIE LETTER?
I started reading my Kindle copy of this book at 0530 today. A full review of this just-released work about the Outbreak is in preparation, but in the meantime, here’s something from the book to start the discussion off. Last week, well before publication date, an article in the Age newspaper about the book […]