The Kelly Outbreak 1878-1880
This book examines the Kelly Outbreak against its geographical and social background. Failure to unlock the land through selection had created a class of struggling selectors who felt that the established authority of squatters and police denied them justice. Their sympathy and support helped Ned come and go as he pleased, despite the price on his head. McQuilton's exciting narrative maintains suspense, and his unobtrusive scholarship fills in the details and corrects many errors whch the Kelly myth has accumulated over the years.
- Electronic book text
- 18 Oct 2016
- Melbourne University Press
- Melbourne University Press Digital
- Melbourne, Australia
About John McQuilton
John McQuliton is a native of Kelly Country. Brought up in north-eastern Victoria, he holds a BA (Hons) and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. His major research interest is in the settlement of new lands of the nineteenth century in both the USA and Australia. He is at present Assistant Editor to the REsource Volumes for the Bicentennial History of Australia.