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Below is a list of articles grouped by subject for easy access. This list is always being expanded to accommodate the full catalogue of articles.

The Kelly Gang

Spotlight: Wangaratta contingent of police at capture of Kelly Gang, 28 June 1880.

The Murder of Aaron Sherritt

Spotlight: Ned Kelly at Bay

Ned Kelly: What’s the Appeal?

Stringybark Creek: Ned Kelly versus Thomas Newman McIntyre in their own words.

Joe Byrne and the Kelly Brothers

Spotlight: The Ballad of the Kelly Gang

Spotlight: Imagining Ned Kelly: Interview with Peter Carey

Stringybark Creek: Remembering the Fallen

Spotlight: Ned Kelly – the final portrait

Spotlight: Dan Kelly and Steve Hart, Are They Alive or Dead?

Spotlight: Finding Byrne’s Body.

Looking for Ned: Life versus Legend

Spotlight: The Dance At The Glenrowan Inn Before The Fight

Justin Kurzel’s “True History of the Kelly Gang”

Spotlight: Martin Claydon – “Ned Kelly Death Mask and Skull”

Joe Byrne: An Opinion

Spotlight: THE LATE AARON SHERRITT (By SIR SOLOMON.)

“I have a heart, but it’s as hard as stone”: Joe Byrne and Aaron Sherritt

Superintendent Hare and the Kelly pursuit

Glenrowan Q & A

Spotlight: Letter from John Sherritt

Ned Kelly thriller Glenrowan announced – Callan McAuliffe in talks to star!

Spotlight: The Trial of Young Kelly

Memories of Morgan

The Mystery of Dan Kelly’s and Steve Hart’s Demise – Part One

The Mystery of Dan Kelly’s and Steve Hart’s Demise – Part Two

Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ – Update (August 2018)

Vale: Ian Jones

Dan Kelly’s Account of Chesney Vale

Tony Richardson’s ‘Ned Kelly’ – in defence of a maligned film

The Girl Who Helped Ned Kelly: Retrospective Review

Spotlight: Ned Kelly Interviewed

Steve Hart: An Overview

A trip through Kelly Country

Spotlight: Ned Kelly’s Niece

Spotlight: Further Outrages by the Kelly Gang

Like the Bushrangers of Old: The Kelly Gang in Jerilderie

Dan Kelly: An Overview

Joe Byrne: An Overview

The Kelly Gang: An Overview

The Gilbert-Hall Gang

Spotlight: “BAIL UP” – AN INCIDENT OF BEN HALL’S TIME.

Spotlight: Ben Hall, the Bushranger.

Spotlight: THE LEGEND OF BEN HALL (2017) Clip – “The bills are cut in half”

Spotlight: Ben Hall, The Bushranger (etching)

Spotlight: The Streets of Forbes

The Mourning of May 5th: The Death of Ben Hall

Spotlight: “THE DEATH OF BEN HALL.” The Sydney Morning Herald 13/05/1865

The Hall Gang: The First Raid on Canowindra

“Look Australia! Our bushrangers are far more interesting and complex than you realise!” – The story behind The Legend of Ben Hall

Tragedy at Collector: John Dunn and Constable Nelson

Black Day at Black Springs

Spotlight: WHEN JOHNNY GILBERT WAS SHOT AT BINALONG: BUSHRANGER, DAYS RECALLED BY FINDING OF OLD HANDCUFFS.

Spotlight: The Capture of Dunn

The Death of Happy Jack

Johnny Gilbert: An Overview

The Gilbert-Hall Gang: An Overview

Frank Gardiner

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Spotlight: For Frank Gardiner

Frank Gardiner: An Overview

Spotlight: The Myth of Gardiner, the Widow, the Twins and the Map

Spotlight: The Hold-Up at Eugowra Rocks

The Eugowra Rocks Robbery

Dan Morgan

“Mad Dan” Morgan: An Overview

Spotlight: Trailer – Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

Spotlight: Over the Border

“Mad Dog” Morgan: The moniker, the myth, the man

Blood and Gin: Morgan at Round Hill Station

Morgan’s End

Spotlight: The connection between bushranging and the unofficial national anthem

Spotlight: £500 REWARD FOR THE APPREHENSION OF DANIEL MORGAN

Spotlight: Sketch of the Life and Career of Daniel Morgan, the Notorious Bushranger

“Mad Dog Morgan”: An Analysis

Morgan and the Magistrate

Captain Moonlite

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Captain Moonlite: An Overview

Spotlight: Portrait of James Nesbitt

Spotlight: Prison Record of Thomas Rogan

Spotlight: Special Police Parade

On the Trail of Moonlite

Spotlight: Scott (Moonlite)

Spotlight: Francis Marion Bates

The Twilight of Moonlite: The Destruction of the Moonliters

Spotlight: Marcus Clarke interviews Captain Moonlite

Captain Moonlite and Society

Captain Moonlite: The Bushranger Movie That Vanished

Captain Moonlite: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Spotlight: A Sketch of the Life and Career of Captain Moonlite

Spotlight: Inquest on the Bodies of Nesbitt and Wernicke

Wantabadgery: 140 years on

Spotlight: Frank Johns’ Statement

The Clarkes

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Spotlight: “Thomas and John Clarke, bushrangers, from a photograph taken in Braidwood gaol”

The Bloody Pound: The Wrath of the Clarke Syndicate

The Clarke Gang: An Overview

Captain Thunderbolt

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Captain Thunderbolt: An Overview

Spotlight: Captain Thunderbolt trailer

Spotlight: Captain Thunderbolt by Slim Dusty

“Aye, Aye Captain”: The Captains of Bushranging

The Captain Thunderbolt Conspiracy

Spotlight: Captain Thunderbolt bails up two boys in Singleton

Spotlight: CAPT. THUNDERBOLT, ALIAS WARD, THE BUSHRANGER. (From our Stroud Correspondent.)

Spotlight: Portrait of John Thompson

Harry Power

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How Harry Power Escaped from Pentridge

Spotlight: Capture of Power the Bushranger

Harry Power: An Overview

Spotlight: The Trial of Young Kelly

The Kenniff Brothers

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Spotlight: The Trial of the Kenniff Brothers -Tracker Johnson’s Evidence

The Kenniff Brothers: An Overview

Spotlight: PATRICK AND JAMES KENNIFF ON TRIAL for the MURDER OF CONSTABLE DOYLE (Part One)

Spotlight: PATRICK AND JAMES KENNIFF ON TRIAL for the MURDER OF CONSTABLE DOYLE (Part Two)

Spotlight: PATRICK AND JAMES KENNIFF ON TRIAL for the MURDER OF CONSTABLE DOYLE (Part Three)

Michael Howe

Michael Howe: An Overview

Spotlight: The Wanton Callousness of Black Michael

The Murder of William Drew

Cash and Co.

Spotlight: The Ballad of Martin Cash

Spotlight: Relics of Cash & Co.

Cash & Co.: An Overview

Jimmy Governor

Jimmy Governor: An Overview

Aboriginal Peoples and Bushranging: An Overview

Bluecap

Bluecap: an overview

Spotlight: Bushranging on the Lower Murrumbidgee

Spotlight: Prison Record of William Brookman

Captain Melville

Spotlight: “You’ll be Surprised” by Bill Beatty

Spotlight: The Trial of Captain Melville

The Death of Captain Melville

William Westwood

“I Welcome Death as a Friend”: The Last Letter of William Westwood

William Westwood: an overview

Spotlight: Capture of Jackey Jackey

Edward Davis

Edward Davis: an overview

Spotlight: Bushranger Yarn

Jack Donohoe

Spotlight: The Botched Execution of Donohoe’s Mate

Jack Donohoe: an overview

Spotlight: Bold Jack Donohoe

Police

Charles Hope Nicolson: Nemesis of the Bushrangers

Francis Augustus Hare

Fops and Cops

Forgotten Bushrangers

“Cranky Sam” Poo

“Scrammy” Jack Moreland

Robert Burke

John Johnston

The Bendemeer Encounter

Miscellaneous

Hell on High Water: Victoria’s floating prisons

The Women Behind the Bushrangers

Bushranging: a man’s world?

John Francis Peggotty: The Birdman of Coorong

Mode de Bandit: Bushranger Fashion

Picture Perfect: Bushrangers and Photography

Jack Bradshaw: An Overview

The Wild Scotchman: An Overview

John Peisley: an overview

Aye, Aye Captain: The Captains of Bushranging

Spotlight: The Capture of Fegan, the Bushranger

Bradley and O’Connor: an overview

Spotlight: The Prison Bell

Spotlight: Bushranging at the Billabong

The Romance of Robbery

The capture and death of Fred Lowry as it was reported

Spotlight: Bushrangers’ Camp

Spotlight: Bushrangers at Work

Guest Authors

The Girl Who Helped Ned Kelly: Retrospective – Gabriel Bergmoser

The Story Behind “The Legend of Ben Hall” – Matthew Holmes

“I have a heart, but it’s as hard as stone”: Joe Byrne and Aaron Sherritt – Georgina Stones
Joe Byrne: An Opinion – Georgina Stones

Folk Songs and Music

The Ballad of Martin Cash

Over the Border

Captain Thunderbolt by Slim Dusty

The Ballad of the Kelly Gang

Frank Gardiner He Is Caught At Last

The Streets of Forbes

Bold Jack Donohue

The Hold-Up at Eugowra Rocks

Reviews

Wild Colonial Boys exhibition

Moonlite

Lawless: The Real Bushrangers

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

I Am NED #1

The Tracker

The Clarke Bushrangers: A Clash of Cultures

Black Snake

Teenage Bushranger

The Armour: The Myths, The Facts

Mad Dog Morgan

Cash and Company/Tandarra

The Nightingale

Film and Popular Culture

Spotlight: Trailer – Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

Spotlight: The Proposition (US Trailer)

Bushrangers and Motion Pictures

Spotlight: Captain Thunderbolt trailer

Spotlight: “Bushranger Country”

Spotlight: Reckless Kelly at 25

Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ (Opinion)

Glenrowan Q&A

Justin Kurzel’s ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ – Update (August 2018)

“Look Australia! Our bushrangers are far more interesting and complex than you realise!” – The story behind The Legend of Ben Hall

Mad Dog Morgan: An Analysis

Ned Kelly (2003): An Analysis

The Legend of Ben Hall: An Analysis

True History of the Kelly Gang (July 2019 Update)

Film News: November 2019

Blog

Fan Art February 2018

A Trip Through Kelly Country

A Guide to Australian Bushranging on Tour, 2019