Spotlight: Imagining Ned Kelly: Interview with Peter Carey

Peter Carey's novel True History of the Kelly Gang is widely renowned for its intriguing and colourful fictionalised depiction of the people and events of the Ned Kelly story. In this video he discusses his thoughts on the Kelly story and his approach to telling his own version of the story and reads a portion…

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Spotlight: “Bushranger Country”

While looking for information for my opinion piece on Dan Morgan's grave, I discovered this gem of an article from The Canberra Times: How fantastic does that cast sound? Can you imagine it? John Hargreaves as Frank Gardiner Jon English as Dan Morgan Mark Lee as Johnny Gilbert The mini-series by Robert Macklin, arts editor…

Spotlight: The Ballad of the Kelly Gang

While many folk songs have been written about the Kelly gang, one that stands above the others is this one supposedly penned by none other than Joe Byrne himself. Joe's reputation as a wordsmith would certainly be demonstrably true if this were the case, but it is just one of history's mysteries. Many versions of…