Who Was…Ned Kelly

by Charlie Boxer

  • Published: 01 Jul 2004
  • Price: £4.99
  • Format: Paperback
  • Extent: 83p
  • ISBN: 9781904095615
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Gangster hero of the Australian Outback

Ned Kelly grew up bad. Cattle and horse thieving led him into regular dust-ups with he law. It seemed the police had it in for him – even when it wasn’t his fault.

Like Robin Hood, Ned stole from the rich, and gave to the poor, and the poor worshiped him.

But then Ned shot a policeman. For two years he and his outlaw gang hid in the bush, making a mockery of all attempts to catch them. This is the story of how a bushranger declared war on Australia’s police – and became a great national hero.

‘The cold-blooded shooting of three policemen created a wave of scandal not only across Australia but around the world – Ned Kelly was now wanted not just to satisfy some petty police grudge, but on an indisputable charge of triple murder. the authorities shamed by their failure to have caught up with the Kelly brothers earlier, demanded the police apprehend the outlaws immediately

Thus began the greatest man-hunt in Australian history…’

About Charlie Boxer

From 1994 to 2000, Charlie Boxer wrote and published a series of history magazines for teenagers called Orange Blossom Special, on subjects ranging from the courtiers of medieval Japan to American railroad bums. His first novel, The Cloud of Dust, was published in 2002 by Jonathan Cape, and is now available in Vintage paperback.