Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'A story about Ned Kelly's little sister... tells a tale of Kate Kelly's intriguing and tragic life. A resourceful, brave and talented woman, Kate played a big part in the legend of Ned Kelly.Kate Kelly adored her brothers and assisted them while they were hiding out, riding as a decoy and a messenger. She met with the Governor of Victoria and marched in the streets of Melbourne to try to spare Ned's life. For a short time after Ned's death she travelled with her brother Jim and performed to huge crowds. They were shut down by the police and mocked in the press.Kate lived out the last fourteen years of her life in Forbes. She married William "Bricky" Foster and they had six children but only three survived. She died under mysterious circumstances when she was only 36 years old. Missing for over a week, Kate's body was found in the lake in October, 1898. An inquest found that Kate had drowned but it was unclear how she had ended up in the water.This story is based on paintings and research conducted over five years by artist Rebecca Wilson. This fresh approach to Kate Kelly's short but eventful life provides an exploration of facts, folklore and imaginings, as Kate's spirit remembers her life to us from the 'other side'.' (Publication summary)

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    • Hill End, Sofala - Hill End area, Gulgong - Mudgee - Rylstone area, Central West NSW, New South Wales,: Rebecca Wilson , 2015 .
      Extent: 57p.
      Description: col. illus.
      • Published 25 October, 2015
      ISBN: 9780646943534
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