y The Putting-Down of Ned Kelly single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 1995 1995
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Melbourne late October 1880. A notorious bushranger Edward (Ned) Kelly is about to be brought to trial for murder following the killing of three police officers at Stringy Bark Creek in North East Victoria. Ned Kelly , was charged with the murder of Constable Lonigan who had been captured some weeks earlier in spectacular and highly unusual circumstances at Glenrowan, Victoria. Ned Kelly is imprisoned in the Melbourne Gaol awaiting trial. His mother is in the same gaol convicted to 3 years hard labour for aiding and abetting the attempted murder of Police Officer Constable Fitzgerald. The attempted murder of Fitzgerald is one of several charges pending against her son. During this time the City of Melbourne is one of the richest cities in the world. North Eastern Victoria where the Kellys live, is experiencing a series of droughts and economic decline in rural industries this has had a serious effect upon the social and economic activities of the area. There is a large gulf between the 'haves' in the city and the 'have nots' in the North East.

Source: Author's homepage, http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/kenna/web/kelly.html
Sighted: 30/06/2005

Production Details

  • World premiere produced as part of the Felix Australia Benalla Easter Arts Festival, Benalla, Victoria in April 1995. Also produced in the Old Police Garage next to the Old Melbourne Gaol where Ned Kelly was hanged and at many schools and other Victorian venues.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Bundoora, Ivanhoe - Heidelberg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Jika , 1995 .
      Extent: [14], 57, [2]p.p.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 0646229818
Last amended 30 Jun 2005
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1890
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