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Glenrowan on Film: True History of the Kelly Gang

How was the Glenrowan Siege portrayed in Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Peter Carey’s novel, and how does it compare to what we know of the history?

Illustration The Author Speaks

The Author Speaks: on illustrations

A brief discussion of the author’s plans for illustrating the novel.

Editing Illustration The Author Speaks Writing

The Author Speaks: on the completion of the transcript (for now)

A brief update on the progress of the novel.

History Sub-Inspector O'Connor and the Queensland native police The Police

O’Connor at the Reward Inquiry (6 April 1881)

Sub-inspector O’Connor’s evidence, given to the Police Commission in Melbourne, in reference to the Kelly gang, and the fight at Glenrowan.

Crime and Punishment History The Kelly Gang The Police

The Kelly Gang and the Police (2 July 1880)

Two letters to the editor criticising the police actions at Glenrowan.

History The Inner Circle The Kellys

Kate Kelly visits a fortune teller (1 October 1880)

A brief news report gossiping about Kate Kelly’s trip to Geelong.

Aaron Sherritt Editing The Author Speaks

The Author Speaks: on adding the polishing touches

A brief update on the editing process, Aaron Sherritt and cover art.

Editing The Author Speaks Writing

The Author Speaks: On “the wall”

A discussion about the difficulties that pose considerable setbacks in writing and editing.

Creative The Author Speaks Writing

The Hanging of Ned Kelly

A song about the execution of Ned Kelly.

Aaron Sherritt Edward (Ned) Kelly History Joseph (Joe) Byrne Sergeant Steele The Cave Party The Kelly Gang

Sherritt and the Kelly Gang

A news report covering Ned Kelly’s transfer to Beechworth and Aaron Sherritt’s relationship with the Kellys and police that led to his murder.