Obituary for Captain Standish.Read More DEATH OF CAPTAIN STANDISH
Joe Byrne holds a clandestine meeting with the Sherritts in this extract from the second chapter of Glenrowan.Read More An Extract from Chapter Two: Ned Kelly’s Masterplan
South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 – 1900), Monday 5 July 1880, page 5 DESTRUCTION OF THE KELLY GANG. FURTHER PARTICULARS. [From the Argus of July 1.] Further intelligence of an exciting nature reached town yesterday with regard to the state of affairs in the district in which the Kelly gang has for too […]Read More DESTRUCTION OF THE KELLY GANG: FURTHER PARTICULARS.
Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW : 1882 – 1962), Saturday 22 February 1930, page 3 Ned Kelly’s Last Stand ONE GLENROWAN SURVIVOR During the last few moments of freedom enjoyed by Ned Kelly he waged a revolver duel at close quarters with Jesse Dowsett, the guard of the railway train that had taken the police to […]Read More Ned Kelly’s Last Stand – ONE GLENROWAN SURVIVOR
To date the most accurate dramatic on-screen depiction of the Kelly story is the 1980 television mini-series The Last Outlaw. Though far from perfect, it comes very close at times to being spot on. The series was originally imagined as a sprawling epic over around a dozen movie-length episodes like the previous production by the […]Read More Glenrowan on Film: The Last Outlaw
The Kelly armour is one of the most famous, and popular, symbols in Australian culture. It has helped to elevate Ned Kelly from being a mere bushranger to being a symbol of rebellion. But, how did it come to be and how have these four steel suits become such important historical relics? This article will give you all you need to know.Read More The Armour
A brief discussion on the difficulty in choosing what to keep or cut when writing a book based on fact.Read More The Author Speaks: Anecdotes and Editing
Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 – 1924), Wednesday 27 December 1922, page 4 HERO OF GLENROWAN THOMAS CURNOW MOURNED. Officers of the Victorian Education Department joined on Friday in the expressions of general regret of the death of Mr. Thomas Curnow, the hero teacher who saved the train containing 40 police and a number […]Read More HERO OF GLENROWAN – THOMAS CURNOW MOURNED.
Previously I posted about my first trip to Kelly Country since the lockdowns but was in the middle of the trip when I wrote it. Evidently the rest of the trip was too busy for me to finish writing up about what else happened at the time, so here we go with a quick recap […]Read More The Author Speaks: The Rest of the Trip
With the “ring of steel” between Melbourne Metro and the rest of Victoria now dissolved movement is freer than it has been in months. It also means that I can finally visit the places that feature so prominently in my book. To say that the inability to bring Glenrowan to the places where everything happened […]Read More The Author Speaks: First time in Kelly Country since the lockdowns