The big controversy of the Kenniff story is that Paddy and Jim were convicted solely on the evidence given by Sam Johnson, the black tracker that accompanied Doyle and Dahlke. What was it that was so compelling about Johnson’s account that no corroboration was required? Continue reading Spotlight: The Trial of the Kenniff Brothers -Tracker Johnson’s Evidence
One of the most infamous events in bushranging history is the so-called “Stringybark Creek Massacre”. The only first-hand accounts we have are from Ned Kelly and Thomas McIntyre who tell the story from opposite sides. Here we can examine each perspective and compare the accounts against each other. Continue reading Stringybark Creek: Ned Kelly versus Thomas Newman McIntyre in their own words.