The Kelly Gang

Written by a man who met Ned Kelly!

A Source Document - a must for anyone interested in Ned!

The Kelly Gang, or, Outlaws of the Wombat Ranges

A reprint of the first book ever published on Ned Kelly

Originally published in Mansfield, Victoria in February 1879 (16 months before his capture) this would have to be the rarest book on Ned Kelly!

Only four copies of the original 1879 publication are known to exist in the world today and this is an accurate transcription of the original work in a new A4 format comprising 80 pages with a foreword and a specially compiled index.

It is an amazing and intriguing insight into the Kelly Gang of outlaws by a person who knew all the people involved, George Wilson Hall, who was the proprietor of the Mansfield Guardian and in the centre of the action.

Hall's account is unique! He interviewed the people involved and presented the facts with open honesty. He gives inside information on the Kelly family, the Fitzpatrick affair as well as the Euora and Jerilderie bank robberies.

His account of Stringy-bark Creek is astonishingly graphic particularly with regard to M'Intyre's escape and Kennedy's death. Hall interviewed M'Intyre and refutes the rumours and innuendo that he was a coward for running away.

Kennedy's death is described with incredible knowledge of the event. (Hall insinuates in chapters 24 and 25 that he went to Kelly's camp and interviewed the bushrangers.)

This is a source document account of a fascinating part of Australian history. It is descriptive, captivating and most of all it's accurate.

Find out the inside information about Ned Kelly from someone who actually knew him!

A must for anyone interested in Ned Kelly.

ISBN0 9756057 1 2                                                  AU$30.00 (Plus postage and padded bag)