Ned Kelly

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Melbourne University Publish, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 248 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The Gentle Years
10
Greta by the Creeks
25
Harrys Cub
38
The Passing of Boyhood
52
From Clan to Mob
64
Tea and Scones
75
A Killer
87
Wombat Hole
99
Happy Christmas
114
Wilderness of the Heart
127
Shadows in the Ranges
138
Captain of the Northeast
151
A Still Cold Night
168
The Son of his Mother
182
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Page 235 - Binns, 1809-1885 A voyage from Plymouth to Melbourne in 1839; the shipboard and early Melbourne diary of Jonathan Binns Were.
Page 234 - Kenneally, JJ, The Complete Inner History of the Kelly Gang and Their Pursuers, Stevens, Melbourne, 1955.

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John Molony is currently Visiting Fellow, Australian Dictionary of Biography, at the Australian National University.

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