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The True Story of Ned Kelly's Last Stand by…

The True Story of Ned Kelly's Last Stand

by Paul Terry

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This book tells the story of the Kelly Gang from an historical point of view. The story is intertwined with details about of an archaeological dig of the site of the Glenrowan Hotel, which was the site of the Kelly Gang's last stand. There have been many books, articles, and films about the Kelly Gang, and most particularly about their last stand at Glenrowan where the infamous armour was used. A lot of those accounts rely on eyewitness stories and heresay, which makes it difficult to tell fact from myth. The archaeological dig was performed in an attempt to put more flesh on the historical account and weed out fiction. The result is a worthy retelling of the Kelly story that provides more balance than some previous accounts. There can be no doubt that the Kellys performed criminal acts, but there is also no doubt that they, and their sympathisers, suffered badly at the hands of the police. The deep mistrust between the two sides has taken a long time to heal. But the Kelly legend survives as an intimate part of Australian history and folklore.

I found this book a little difficult to start with, but once the retelling of the Kelly story began my interest picked up. In conclusion, I give this book 3 stars. ( )
  Bruce_McNair | Dec 11, 2016 |
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When Ned Kelly fought his Last Stand at Glenrowan, he made his suit of armour and a tiny bush pub part of Australian folklore.

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