The Kelly Outbreak 1878-1880

The Geographical Dimension of Social Banditry

John McQuilton
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The Kelly Outbreak 1878-1880

Published

18 October 2016

ISBN

9780522866391

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Melbourne University Press

The Kelly Outbreak 1878-1880

The Geographical Dimension of Social Banditry

John McQuilton
This book examines the Kelly Outbreak against its geographical and social background.
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.
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.

About the author

John McQuilton

Born in the bush nursing hospital in Yackandandah and educated at Tangambalanga and Wodonga, John McQuilton is a native of North Eastern Victoria. He was a senior member of the Bicentennial History Project at the University of New South Wales, and is head of the History and Politics Program at the University of Wollongong.

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