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McIntyre’s escape: An extract from the unfinished ‘Glenrowan’ prequel.

McIntyre had since crawled out of the hole and put his boots back on. He stumbled through the bush, doused in rainwater, his boots rubbing uncomfortably. He paused long enough to realise he had put them on the wrong feet and switched them around. Convinced the gang were no longer in pursuit he decided to […]

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An Extract from Chapter Two: Ned Kelly’s Masterplan

Joe Byrne holds a clandestine meeting with the Sherritts in this extract from the second chapter of Glenrowan.

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Creative Yarns from Kelly Country

The Californian

In the absence of men about the house, Ellen Kelly acquires a new suitor, and her son Dan has to reconsider his place in the pecking order.

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Sacramento

Young Ned Kelly is transferred to the pridon hulks at Williamstown and has a revelation.

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The Hanging of Ned Kelly

A song about the execution of Ned Kelly.

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Creative Yarns from Kelly Country

Wings

A drunken incident with uncle Jimmy Quinn sees the introduction of Tom Lloyd as Maggie Skillion’s man around the house.

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Creative Stephen (Steve) Hart Yarns from Kelly Country

The Tea Room

Steve Hart visits Ann Jones’s tea rooms in Wangaratta in the days before his outlawry.

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Creative Detective Ward The Kellys Yarns from Kelly Country

Lost in the Dark

During a terrible rainstorm at night, Maggie Skillion and Kate Kelly become stranded. Soon help arrives in a most unexpected form.