Welcome to the Australian Bushranging Shop. Here you can purchase books and other items that are exclusive to A Guide to Australian Bushranging and its affiliates.
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Aaron Sherritt: Persona non Grata by Aidan Phelan
In this new book by Aidan Phelan (A Guide to Australian Bushranging, Glenrowan) the true story of Aaron Sherritt’s involvement in the Kelly saga is revealed. Was he truly the traitor he has been accused of being?
From his poverty-stricken childhood, to his lawless youth, we see Aaron’s life reflecting the society around him and the emerging Australian identity. His close friendship with Joe Byrne sees them both in and out of mischief until Ned Kelly enters their lives and things spiral out of control.
Aaron is forced to make the difficult choice about whether he will protect his best friend and risk being imprisoned as a sympathiser, or help the police to catch him – or perhaps there is another option…
With a foreword by Georgina Stones (An Outlaw’s Journal)
[210 pages; individually signed by author]
Bushranging Tales: Volume One by Aidan Phelan
Bushranging Tales depicts real cases of Australian bushranging through a series of short stories, biographies, original illustrations and archival material.
Discover thrilling and horrifying true stories of robbery, prison escape and murder, featuring events from the lives of Michael Howe, Matthew Brady, Martin Cash, Daniel Morgan, Johnny Gilbert, Harry Power, Captain Thunderbolt, Captain Moonlite and Ned Kelly.
William Westwood In His Own Words edited by Aidan Phelan
William Westwood was only sixteen when he was transported from Essex as a convict for stealing a coat. After landing in New South Wales and being assigned to a cruel master who would have him flogged at any opportunity, he decided that he would reclaim his freedom by any means necessary. Years later, as an inmate on Norfolk Island, a place known as the Isle of Despair, William Westwood immortalised his life in written word, and it is reproduced here in full, along with transcriptions of his letters. Contemporary news reports and a collection of images help to fill the gaps and more fully immerse the reader in the world of the notorious “Jackey Jackey”.
Glenrowan: Definitive Edition by Aidan Phelan
The Kelly Gang have been on the run for months and are the most wanted men in the British Empire. No expense has been spared in the hunt to bring them to justice. With the introduction of highly specialised trackers to hunt them and rumours of treachery amongst their supporters, the outlaws are desperate. Soon their leader, Ned Kelly, will hatch a plan that will not only bring an end to the pursuit, but will leave an indelible mark on the history of Australia. Glenrowan is the story of how one man’s burning obsession can have far reaching consequences, and how a tiny town between towns became as iconic as Gettysburg or Waterloo.
[568 pages; individually signed by the author]
An Outlaw’s Journal Art Cards (Complete Set of 7)
[Price includes Australian Domestic Postage] This collection of seven A6 art cards features a mixture of artwork by Aidan Phelan in traditional and digital mediums, each one reflecting characters and moments from ‘An Outlaw’s Journal’. Each card is on high quality gloss card ready to frame or pin for display.
Too Young to Hold a Gun by Peter Spencer
Too Young to Hold a Gun is the true story of a long-time resident of Howell, William Monckton and his mentor Frederick Ward aka Captain Thunderbolt.
It tells the story of William Monckton through his eyes and from his perspective, taking into consideration his age at the time, and the era in which he lived.
This fictionalised account reveals first-hand the hardships of life on the run and the challenges of returning to community life after serving time as a convicted felon. It is really two stories running alongside each other, as he often reminisces about the time he was Thunderbolt’s Apprentice. It has often been said that truth is stranger than fiction.
The Clarke Bushrangers: A Clash of Cultures by Judy Lawson (2nd Edition)
The Clarke bushrangers were accused of multiple murders and over 80 robberies in the short time they roamed the Braidwood district. Such crimes in the district were fuelled by conflicting issues of race, culture and religion, and exacerbated by the righteous attitudes of British rule and the large number of convicts and their descendants. Laws were made to benefit the gentry.
While the first edition of this book was concerned with legal records solely relating to the murders, this edition includes extra information on the murders and also an analysis of the robberies from a legal perspective and the trial of Tommy and Johnny Clarke. The established truth behind these bushranging episodes that, until now has been based on very inaccurate historical reporting, is uncovered.
[188 pages; individually signed by the author]
The Origin, Career and Destruction of the Kelly Gang by F. Hunter
Originally published in 1894 and one of the rarest of all Kellyana, this has been out of print in any form for over 100 years. Fully illustrated with contemporary engravings and photographs, for the 140th anniversary of the events at Stringybark Creek.
The Girl Who Helped Ned Kelly by Charles E. Taylor
Originally serialised in 1929, and out of print for 90 years, the book was written within the life spans of people who knew the Kellys – Taylor even interviewed Ned’s brother Jim prior to writing the book, while Ellen Kelly had died only a few years before it was published. With that in mind, The Girl Who Helped Ned Kelly represents one of, if not the earliest romanticised fiction of Ned Kelly.
With original illustrations, introduced by Gabriel Bergmoser.
The True Story of the Kelly Gang of Bushrangers by C. H. Chomley
Published in 1900, this is a highly researched biography of the notorious 19th-century Victorian family of bushrangers. C. H. Chomley wrote the biography using court documents, police records and court evidence. It is recognised as being one of the most accurate depictions of the story of Ned Kelly, particularly regarding the police involvement.
The Kelly Gang or The Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges by G. W. Hall
Produced by George Wilson Hall, the owner of the Mansfield Guardian in 1879. It is the first and rarest book on Ned Kelly, there being only four copies known to exist, with none in private hands. Hall was close to several informants and appears to have exceptional first-hand accounts of Stringybark Creek and other Kelly encounters. This new edition includes rare photographs of the participants from the period.
ETT Imprint Kelly Classics Bundle
Get all four ETT Kelly Classics in one convenient bundle.
- The Origin, Career and Destruction of the Kelly Gang by F. Hunter
- The Girl Who Helped Ned Kelly by C. E. Taylor
- The True Story of the Kelly Gang of Bushrangers by C. H. Chomley
- The Kelly Gang or The Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges by G. W. Hall