Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 – 1867; 1899 – 1950), Thursday 20 April 1865, page 2 MORGAN. MORGAN HAS GONE! A week ago the name carried terror and alarm with it ; people did not know whether or not any night they might not be shot down in the dark and coldly murdered ; men of wealth were arranging to sell their property, and leave a colony where lawless out-rage and crime were so rampant ; persons who had thoughts of settling amongst us and giving us the benefit of their labor, their capital, and their skill, abandoned … Continue reading Spotlight: MORGAN HAS GONE !
It is well known that the story of the Kelly Gang is the bushranging tale most often depicted in film (only rivalled by adaptations of Robbery Under Arms). Depictions of Ned Kelly in media are so numerous that it would … Continue reading Fact vs Film: Joe Byrne
Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), Thursday 13 April 1865, page 6 THE CAPTURE AND DEATH OF MORGAN. We take the following detailed account of the termination of the career of this ruffian from the Ovens and Murray Advertiser, of 11th April : — Daniel Morgan, who for two years has been the terror of the neighboring colony of Now South Wales, from the frequency and malignity of his bloody outrages, made his first attempt at robbery in Victoria at Mackinnon’s station, on the Little River, on Wednesday, the 5th inst., and lay dead, shot through the body by … Continue reading Spotlight: THE CAPTURE AND DEATH OF MORGAN.
Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 – 1954), Wednesday 18 May 1881, page 1 THE POLICE COMMISSION AT GRETA. [BY OUR SPECIAL REPORTER.] The royal commission appointed to inquire into the working of the police department concluded their task of taking … Continue reading Spotlight: The Police Commission at Greta
While it is popularly considered that Ned Kelly’s lawless life came effectively to an end upon his capture at Glenrowan – his execution a foregone conclusion and his trial merely a formality – the last burst of Ned’s fighting spirit … Continue reading Ned Kelly’s Last Battle
In 2013 Paul Terry published what was rightly considered the most definitive account of the life of Andrew George Scott up to that point. Drawing on many sources, some of which had only recently been discovered, Terry’s In Search of … Continue reading Moonlite by Garry Linnell (Review)
In 2019 there was much consternation about the new Kelly Gang films that were brewing. The adaptation of Peter Carey’s novel, True History of the Kelly Gang, was set to be a big budget extravaganza with many Nedheads expecting to … Continue reading Stringybark (Review)
An overview of the police siege that destroyed the Kelly Gang. Continue reading The Siege of Glenrowan (Part 2)
An overview of the murder of Aaron Sherritt, the Kelly Gang taking control of the township of Glenrowan and the police response. Continue reading The Siege of Glenrowan (Part 1)
Aaron Sherritt has been enshrined in Australian folklore as a Judas figure, but what is the truth behind the man who fell from grace and brought about the end of the Kelly Gang? Continue reading Aaron Sherritt: Persona non Grata