A Guide to Australian Bushranging is written, researched and curated by Aidan Phelan. Aidan is a long time bushranger and history buff who has earned his stripes as a historian by spending more than 20 years researching and collecting stories about these colourful characters and events of Australian history with particular emphasis on Ned Kelly, Captain Moonlite and Daniel Morgan.
Aidan is in the process of writing several books on bushrangers including his first novel Glenrowan, and has assisted in research and contributed illustrations for books by other authors as well such as Judy Lawson’s The Clarke Bushrangers. He is also co-writer and historian on the in-development mini-series based on his novel Glenrowan with Matthew Holmes, and is developing his own screenplays Morgan and The Tragedy of Captain Moonlite.
A Guide to Australian Bushranging was created to provide a free resource for students and enthusiasts of history and bushranging in general, and is the culmination of a passion for history, popular culture, story telling, and Australian cultural heritage. Aidan has a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma in Education. When not reading or writing about bushrangers he is a father and artist.