other Kelly related sites
Mile Creek is where the Kelly homestead stood near
Sharon Hollingsworth and Brian Stevenson present news, views, nuggets
and musings, some serious, some lighthearted but all to do with all
things associated with Ned Kelly and the gang.
Stringy-Bark Creek Forum-
The identity of the forum creator
is not revealed ?
He wrote; "So
much controversy surrounds the true site, where an epic battle unfolded
between the Kelly gang and the police. Kelly scholars for decades have
debated and painstakingly researched all known material relating to that
26 Oct 1878. and exactly where
the true site is located ". With many views
expressed over the years, one would think the reading of
historical primary sources and a scientific approach would settle
the matter, but old long held beliefs together with dogged
stubborn-ess by the not so scientific debaters clouds any
proper consensus considering several historical facts, a steep slope
as in a
1878 photo of the place where the police were killed by the Kelly
gang, and fireplaces of two old huts near where they camped when
This forum site was to be the savior for Kelly forums but has gone the
same way as others preceding. Until people grow up and accept the truth
instead of just their beliefs, there is no hope for any proper forum
debate. Bill Denheld had to just give up.
Bruce Johnson created
the first Kelly Country members only forum but was unable to neutralize
differing opinions that drove the majority of its members away. Like the
image of lockup where Ned Kelly spent some time at Beechworth, this
forum is no more than a shell, but is usually open to the public with more than 400
Kelly topic threads for you to trawl through.
Gazette is the online
community news for the district.
Activity groups and local businesses make good use for public
announcements and news letters.
Ned Kelly Trail
a tour through Victoria's Kelly country and visit the towns where one of
Australia's most famous
bushrangers spent his short life.
We start the
Ned Kelly Trail by driving north from Melbourne to Beveridge, Avenal,
Kyneton, Euroa, Mansfield, Stringybark Ck, Benalla, Glenrowan,
Beechworth, Greta, Powers Lookout, and Jerilderie in NSW.
Here are two Ned Kelly touring
information sites aimed to lead you through Kelly Country. While the
upper Ned Kelly Trail site offers the basic story line and
on the ground maps, the N.K.Touring Route
site serves more as a Tourist Information brochure
that can also be picked up at the various destinations in Kelly country.
However, study these websites before you leave, not when you return.
Ned Kelly Touring Route
Is a joint initiative between the municipalities of the Rural City of
Wangaratta, Benalla, Mansfield, Strathbogie, Indigo and Jerilderie
(NSW) Shire Councils, formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Old Melbourne Gaol is also a strategic partner in the project which
is also strongly supported by Tourism Victoria.
to a Cinder was I, -
a controversy that won't go away till someone proves who James
Ryan was, - some say he was Dan Kelly !
According to Jack Allen -" I have told this story just as it was told to me when I met him -- the
outlaw never died in that fire at the hotel in Glenrowan Australia, and
all those reports about his charred body being found are not correct.
That body belonged to someone else." Jack Allen's grandson Vince Allen
hits back at the critics of his new book.
Great site to view the Kelly collection of the Public Records office of Victoria PRoV.
The actual documents are on show with transcript text in support.
of the State Library of Victoria
The Jerilderie letter can be viewed page by page plus much more. The State Library of Victoria is custodian of many Kelly relics including
Ned Kelly's suit of armour, documents of great importance, and they are proud of it.
You will need to type Ned Kelly in their search window and find the links,
(internal sites now).
Eureka Smith Singer Songwriter Story Teller
Eureka presents a
poetic look at the life, times, exploits and consequences of Australia's
greatest folk hero, Edward (Ned) Kelly. His new CD,
BLOOD ON THE GROUND, is a unique collection
of original works brought together with a narrative connection, to help
introduce the setting of each song, and in turn, tell the audience of
the artist's interpretation and view of what was The Kelly Story.
Art - Mick Guthrie born in County Galway, Ireland and
Nicole Kennedy, born in Australia, formed Druid Design.
Their products consists of hand painted ceramic wares.
Mick and Nicole are currently experimenting with carved clay pieces and hand
formed clay sculpture. The Ned Kelly range of clay art introduced recently
has been very well received. Other designs and
products consists of ceramic wares and a hand printed table and bed linen
range, all with Celtic designs. Their wares are on sale at the Rocks and
Collectors Guild of Victoria. Victoria's largest Antique Arms
collecting organisation dedicated to preservation, research and
interpretation of antique and historically significant arms, accoutrements
and ephemera. Find out how the current
amnesty effects you, and what the Guild is doing to ensure fairness for
Victorian collectors, press releases and published articles.
Brian McDonald has taken on a new role of publishing. It began
with the Ned Kelly bibliography 'What they said about Ned ! -
highlighting every publication ever produced numbering close to 800.
Brian has moved into reproducing rare and hard to find books and
publications on various aspects of Australian History ...
The present Mansfield Historical Society was
established in 1983. In 1992 was established into the old library
building in Ailsa Street. The society now occupies the old Railway
Station and has an active following and rich
history. In the centre of town is the monument to the three police that were
killed by the Kelly gang 1878. A prosperous country town at the cross
to the snow fields and north
to Kelly country of NE. Victoria Australia.
The naming of Australia
Contrary to common belief, 2004
should be the 200th anniversary of an emotional moment in our
history, the first time Australia
was ever used on a map, so says Bill Fairbanks
who tracked down the original map at the British Hydrographic
Office. The chart was completed by Matthew Flinders in 1804 while he
was a prisoner in Mauritius following the termination in the
previous year of his—and history’s first—circumnavigation of the
great south land, known at that time as New Holland and New South
Wales, and frequently referred to as Terra Australia. The chart
contains the first known use by Flinders or any other navigator of
the name ‘Australia’ for the
island continent as we know it today. Flinders wrote. “I call the
whole island Australia or Terra Australis...” Thanks to Bill Fairbanks.
Footnote; The Age 25/3/05, a 16th century German astronomers map
shows the name Australia as printed by a wood cut 259 years before
Flinders. This story goes to show how even 457 years later, history
can still be corrected.
replica model of
Kelly's iron helmet
suggestions for other web links are always welcome.