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The Resource Black snake : the real story of Ned Kelly, Leo Kennedy with Mic Looby

Black snake : the real story of Ned Kelly, Leo Kennedy with Mic Looby

Label
Black snake : the real story of Ned Kelly
Title
Black snake
Title remainder
the real story of Ned Kelly
Statement of responsibility
Leo Kennedy with Mic Looby
Title variation
  • Real story of Ned Kelly
  • Ned Kelly
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of Ned Kelly is also the untold story of Michael Kennedy, the police sergeant slain and robbed by the outlaw 140 years ago. Both Kennedy and Kelly were Irish immigrants struggling to make their way in the new colonies of Australia – Kennedy was committed to defending the law, while Kelly was hell-bent on breaking it. When their paths crossed one fateful day at Stringybark Creek, it triggered the end for one and the beginning of an incredible myth about the other. Author Leo Kennedy is the great grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy. He was raised in the shadow of his great grandfather’s murder. He witnessed the deep psychological wounds inflicted on successive generations of his family – and the families of other victims – as the Ned Kelly myth grew around them and the sacrifice of their loved ones was forgotten. Leo himself was nicknamed ‘Red Ned’ at school and taunted for being on the wrong side of Australian history. Now, for the first time and in brilliant prose that brings these historical episodes to life, Black Snake challenges the legend of Ned Kelly. Instead of celebrating an heroic man of the people, it gives voice to the victims of a merciless gang of outlaws. This is a captivating true story, gleaned from meticulous research and family history, of two men from similar backgrounds whose legacies were distorted by history
Summary
BLACK SNAKE challenges the legend of Ned Kelly by giving voice to the victims of a merciless gang of outlaws. Written by the great grandson of victim Sergeant Michael Kennedy, this is a captivating true story, gleaned from meticulous research and family history.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10693775
Cataloging source
VHEI
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Kennedy, Leo
Dewey number
364.1552
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Looby, Mic
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kennedy, Michael
  • Kelly, Ned
  • Kennedy, Michael
  • Kelly, Ned
  • Bushrangers
  • Murderers
  • Police
  • Police murders
  • Victims of crime
  • Bushrangers
  • Police murders
  • Police
  • Murderers
  • Bushrangers
  • Victoria
  • Australia
  • Victoria
Target audience
adult
Label
Black snake : the real story of Ned Kelly, Leo Kennedy with Mic Looby
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Leo Kennedy - the great-grandson of Sergeant Michael Kenndy, slain at Stringybark Creek" --Front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064168324
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925584950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1045207895
Label
Black snake : the real story of Ned Kelly, Leo Kennedy with Mic Looby
Publication
Note
"Leo Kennedy - the great-grandson of Sergeant Michael Kenndy, slain at Stringybark Creek" --Front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000064168324
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925584950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1045207895

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