A report on Ned Kelly’s final days and execution from 1880. Continue reading Spotlight: Execution of Edward Kelly (1880)
A look at a rare photograph of Hay Simpson as Ned Kelly in 1934’s When The Kellys Rode, as well as some reviews and artwork related to the film. Continue reading Spotlight: Hay Simpson as Ned Kelly
Hare’s one-sided “Last of the Bushrangers” had started the talk, and yarns of the Kelly Gang led to stories of Harry Power, the daring bushranger, who, after spending some 20 years in prison, twice escaping therefrom at Williamstown and Pentridge, and being four times “east for death,” yet lived long enough to meet an unromantic, “natural” death in the dull waters of the Murray. Let me here tell my story… Continue reading Spotlight: Harry Power, a personal reminiscence
A collection of news reports including updates on Morgan and Thunderbolt. Continue reading Spotlight: The Manning from 1865
A showcase of some of the female historians and authors that are reshaping our understanding of bushrangers. Continue reading Bushranging: A Female Perspective
Power’s cub has been taken, though (states the Benalla Ensign) the old fox has up to the present managed to escape. It was hoped when the information reached here that Kelly was visible in his old whereabouts, that Power was not very far off, and superintendent Nicolas himself went to look after the prey.
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 the idea in dread of the safety of their lives ; and now, at the end of a little week, the same name is a theme of public, rejoicing, and its owner is buried in the cemetery at Wangaratta
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