The Resource Mrs Kelly

Mrs Kelly

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Mrs Kelly
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Mrs Kelly
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Grantlee Kieza
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Mrs Kelly
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the astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother
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eng
Summary
The astonishing life of Ned Kelly's mother While we know much about the iconic outlaw Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen Kelly has been largely overlooked by Australian writers and historians - until now, with this vivid and compelling portrait by Grantlee Kieza, one of Australia's most popular biographers. When Ned Kelly's mother, Ellen, arrived in Melbourne in 1841 aged nine, British convict ships were still dumping their unhappy cargo in what was then known as the colony of New South Wales. By the time she died aged ninety-one in 1923, having outlived seven of her twelve children, motor cars plied the highway near her bush home north of Melbourne, and Australia was a modern, sovereign nation. Like so many pioneering women, Ellen, the wife of a convict, led a life of great hardship. Born in Ireland during a time of entrenched poverty and sectarian violence, she was a mother of seven when her husband died after months in a police lock-up. She lived through famine and drought, watched her babies die, listened through the prison wall while her eldest son was hanged and saw the charred remains of another of her children who'd died in a shoot-out with police. One son became Australia's most infamous (and ultimately most celebrated) outlaw; another became a highly decorated policeman, an honorary member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a worldwide star on the rodeo circuit. Through it all, 'the notorious Mrs Kelly', as she was dubbed by Victoria's Assistant Police Commissioner, survived as best she could, like so many pioneering women of the time. By bestselling biographer Grantlee Kieza, Mrs Kelly is the astonishing story of one of Australia's most notorious women and her wild family, but it's also the story of the making of Australia, from struggling colony and backwater to modern nation
Summary
"Ellen Kelly. Wife of a convict. Mother to outlaws. Witness to history ... Mrs Kelly is the astonishing story of one of Australia's most notorious women and her wild family, but it's also the story of the making of Australia, from struggling colony and backwater to modern nation."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
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10563864
Cataloging source
ANL
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Kieza, Grantlee
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Nonfiction
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adult
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Mrs Kelly
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781743097175
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Mrs Kelly
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bc9eaf7d-92a1-4715-badc-ae710ae8a724
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743097175
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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