This photo is from the archives to match today's book - the big Ned Kelly at Glenrowan, the location of Kelly's last stand.
A book I have read recently
Another from the Australian list, True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey. I have not read any of Peter Carey's books thinking they would be too literary for me. As such this book was a surprise, it was very engaging. Another reason I was reluctant is the business of putting a positive slant on the life of outlaws - Ned was a horse thief, killed police, robbed banks, wore a unique armour and is an Australian folk hero. I liked the insights and perspective offered but can't help feeling a 'victim impact statement' might change the lens (similarly for the Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith, another bushranger story I covered a few weeks ago).