The Reporting of Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang

Author: Trudy Truhill

Publisher: Boolarong Press

ISBN: 1925236269

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 9572


At the time, Ned Kelly’s bushranging exploits were the biggest news story in the country. From 1869 to 1910 numerous newspaper articles were published on him. The Reporting of Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang is a compilation of these articles which tell this historic story as it was read by the nation over a century ago. Each article gives a remarkable insight into the world of Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang. They also offer the reader a greater appreciation for what it was like for the men who had the arduous and often dangerous job of tracking them in the harsh and unforgiving Australian bush. These brave men were known as ‘The Kelly Hunters’. These articles also contain transcripts and interviews from numerous hostages who were held captive by Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang. These personal accounts offer a greater understanding into what these victims endured. Today, Australia’s bushranging history is often ‘romanticised’ and Ned Kelly is considered one of Australia’s greatest folk heroes. However at the time, the media painted him in a very different light. The Reporting of Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang is a fascinating read that provides a remarkable insight into the feelings of a nation caught in the middle of these tragic events.

Outlaws and Spies

Author: Conor McCarthy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474455956

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 6403


Conor McCarthy shows how outlaw literature and espionage literature critique the use of legal exclusion as a means of supporting state power. Texts discussed range from the medieval Robin Hood ballads, Shakespeare's BG plays and the Ned Kelly story to John le Carré, Don DeLillo, Ciaran Carson and William Gibson.

The Origin, Career And Destruction Of the Kelly Gang

Author: F. Hunter

Publisher: ETT Imprint

ISBN: 1925706613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

View: 7993


In October 1878, Victorian Police were instructed to find the Kelly Gang, using the first ever photo I.D. ; but the Kellys found them first... When Kennedy and Scanlon were gone the other two set about camp work. McIntyre, who had the cooking for the day in hand, had disembarrassed himself of his weapons, so when suddenly confronted by the Kelly Gang, and ordered to throw up his hands, he had no resource but obey. Lonergan, who was armed, instead of doing so, started running with apparently the idea of getting some vantage ground from which to shoot. He had only covered four or five yards when he was shot down, and expired a few minutes afterwards. That he meant to show fight was evident by the attempt to get out his revolver when running. According to the evidence given at the trial, the gang manifested some regret at having to shoot down so plucky a fellow. This, however, did not apparently alter their intentions in regard to the rest of the party... One of the rarest of all Kellyana, The Origin, Career and Destruction of the Kelly Gang has been out of print in any form for over 100 years. Fully illustrated with contemporary engravings and photographs.

Parting with my Sex

Author: Lucy Chesser

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1743321651

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

View: 8552


Exploring the recurrence of cross-dressing and gender inversion within Australian cultural life this book compares and contrasts sustained life-long impersonations where women lived, worked and even married as men, with other forms of cross-dressing such as cross-dressing for stage and the prosecution of men seeking sexual encounters disguised as women.

Parting with My Sex

Author: Lucy Sarah Chesser

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 192089831X

Category: Cross-dressers

Page: 347

View: 5454


In this original and unusual work, Lucy Chesser explores the persistent recurrence of cross-dressing and gender inversion within Australian cultural life. Examples of cross-dressing are to be found in almost every area of Australian historical enquiry, including Aboriginal-European relations and conflict, convict societies, the goldrushes, bushranging, the 1890s and its nationalist fiction, and World War One. The book compares and contrasts sustained life-long impersonations whereby women lived, worked and sometimes married as men, with other forms of cross-dressing such as public masquerades, cross-dressing on the stage, and the prosecution of men who sought sexual encounters while disguised as women.

Kelly Country

Author: A. Bertram Chandler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473215137

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 733


There was a Ned Kelly. He lived and breathed and fought for what he believed to be right - according to the historians. According to others he was no more than a bushranger, a vicious criminal who paid the just penalty for his crimes on the gallows. But what if he had lived. What would have been the consequences for Australia - and the world?

The True Story of The Kelly Gang of Bushrangers

Author: C. H. Chomley

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473340608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 4880


This vintage book contains an detailed account of the Kelly Gang and their various exploits, painstakingly composed by the author from official documents, contemporary newspapers, and other sources of information. The Kelly Gang was a family criminal gang of bush-rangers that rose to infamy in in late nineteenth-century Australia for a litany of crimes ranging from horse rustling to bank robbery. Contents include: "The Murders on the Wombat", "Finding the Bodies", "The Bushrangers' Country", "Why the Kellys 'Went Out'", "Police Preparations", "Mr. Nicholson in Pursuit.--The Outlaw Bill", "The Rats' Castle Fiasco", "The Outlaws' Lost to Sight", "Mr. Wyatt and the Broken Wires", "The Sticking-Up of Faithfull's Creek", "The Euroa Bank Robbery", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Ned Kelly as Memory Dispositif

Author: Laura Basu

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110288796

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

View: 6155


Nineteenth-century outlaw Ned Kelly is perhaps Australia's most famous historical figure. Ever since he went on the run in 1878 his story has been repeated time and again, in every conceivable medium. Although the value of his memory has been hotly contested – and arguably because of this – he remains perhaps the main national icon of Australia. Kelly's flamboyant crimes turned him into a popular hero for many Australians during his lifetime and far beyond: a symbol of freedom, anti authoritarianism, anti imperialism; a Robin Hood, a Jesse James, a Che Guevara. Others have portrayed him as a villain, a gangster, a terrorist. His latest incarnation has been as WikiLeaks founder and fellow Australian "cyber outlaw" Julian Assange. Despite the huge number of representations of Kelly – from rampant newspaper reporting of the events, to the iconic Sidney Nolan paintings, to a movie starring Mick Jagger, to contemporary urban street art – this is the first work to take this corpus of material itself as a subject of analysis. The fascinating case of this young outlaw provides an important opportunity to further our understanding of the dynamics of cultural memory. The book explains the processes by which the cultural memory of Ned Kelly was made and has developed over time, and how it has related to formations and negotiations of national identity. It breaks new ground in memory studies in the first place by showing that cultural memories are formed and develop through tangles of relations, what Basu terms memory dispositifs. In introducing the concept of the memory dispositif, this volume brings together and develops the work of Foucault, Deleuze, and Agamben on the dispositif, along with relevant concepts from the field of memory studies such as allochronism, colonial aphasia, and multidirectionality, the memory site – especially as developed by Ann Rigney – and Jan Assmann's figure of memory. Secondly, this work makes important headway in our understanding of the relationships between cultural memory and national identity, at a time when matters of identity appear to be more urgent and fraught than ever. In doing so, it shows that national identities are never purely national but are always sub- and transnational. The Ned Kelly memory dispositif has made complex and conflicting contributions to constructions of national identity. Ever since his outlawry, the identities invested in Kelly and those invested in the Australian nation have, in a two-way dynamic, fused into and strengthened each other, so that Kelly is in many ways a symbol for the national identity. Kelly has come to stand for an anti-establishment, working class, subaltern, Irish-inflected national identity. At the same time he has come to represent and enforce the whiteness, hyper-heterosexual masculinity and violence of "Australianness". Basu shows that Kelly has therefore always functioned in both radical and conservative ways, often both at once: a turbulent, Janus-faced figure.

Sidney Nolan

Author: Nancy Underhill

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 1742241921

Category: Art

Page: 480

View: 6931


Digging through the myths around Australia’s most famous artist, many of which he created himself as a masterful self-promoter, this book is the biography that Sidney Nolan deserves. In an authoritative, insightful and often irreverent biography that fully charts Nolan’s life and work, Nancy Underhill peels back the layers from a complicated, expedient and manipulative artistic genius. She carries the story from Nolan’s birth in 1917 to his death in 1992, tracing his early life, his experience as a commercial artist, his involvement in theAngry Penguins magazine, his painting and set design, his difficult marriages and friendships with some of the twentieth century’s most famous figures: Patrick White, Albert Tucker, Benjamin Britten, Robert Lowell, Stephen Spender and Kenneth Clark.

Ned Kelly

Author: John Neylon Molony

Publisher: Melbourne University Publish

ISBN: 9780522850130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 7133


The Kelly clan had hoped for a better lot in Australia than in Ireland. In the new colony, however, they found themselves once again destined to lives of poverty, rejection and powerlessness. With their dream of dignity, freedom and land denied them, some succumbed, others rebelled. Since his death in the old Melbourne Gaol on 11 November 1880, Ned Kelly has become a part of the land and its memories. In this evocative, imaginative recreation of the Kelly story, John Molony unravels the tangled skein of a life over which legend has cast a spell.