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y Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter single work   information book   children's  
Note: Edited and explained by Carole Wilkinson for young people.
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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Includes some background on Ned Kelly's life and brief biographical details of people mentioned in the Jerilderie Letter. Also includes a time line and a glossary.

Notes

  • Reading age: 8+
  • Abridged for young people.
  • Author's note: In this version of the Jerilderie Letter, I have put in some punctuation and tinkered with the spelling and grammar. I have put the events in chronological order and taken out some of the repetition and the asides where Ned [Kelly] strayed from the subject. My aim has been to make Ned's words clear without losing his wonderful turn of phrase, his unique style or his wicked sense of humour.' (Introduction, p.2)
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fitzroy, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Dog Books , 2007 .
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      Extent: 64p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 February 2007
      ISBN: 9781921167386

Works about this Work

Instilling Postcolonial Nostalgias : Ned Kelly Narratives for Children Clare Bradford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 36 no. 2 2012; (p. 191-206)
'This essay examines books for children focusing on Ned Kelly and the Kelly gang, published from 2000 to 2011. Drawing upon theories of narrative, memory and nostalgia it analyses the narrative strategies and visual images through which these texts position readers, and their investment in formulations of the Australian nation. The essay argues that these books function as exercises in restorative nostalgia, producing palatable versions of Kelly as an Australian hero, and articulating connections between the Kelly legend and Australian national identity. By foregrounding Kelly's Irishness and by representing him as a "good badman", these Ned Kelly narratives for children, which range across fiction, non-fiction, picture book and play script, reinscribe versions of national identity which occlude more complicated narratives. In particular, their emphasis on struggles between Irish and English settlers, and between selectors and squatters, displaces Indigenous histories, colonial violence, and systemic discrimination against those deemed outsiders to the nation.' (Editor's abstract)
Untitled Victor Crittenden , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , July/August no. 78 2009; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter Ned Kelly 2007 single work information book
Volatile Era Mike Shuttleworth , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 298 2008; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Songlines and Stone Axes : Transport, Trade and Travel in Australia John Nicholson 2007 single work non-fiction ; Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter Ned Kelly 2007 single work information book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
Volatile Era Mike Shuttleworth , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 298 2008; (p. 58-59)

— Review of Songlines and Stone Axes : Transport, Trade and Travel in Australia John Nicholson 2007 single work non-fiction ; Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter Ned Kelly 2007 single work information book
Untitled Victor Crittenden , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Margin , July/August no. 78 2009; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter Ned Kelly 2007 single work information book
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges' Report 2008 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 52 no. 3 2008; (p. 3 - 9)
Instilling Postcolonial Nostalgias : Ned Kelly Narratives for Children Clare Bradford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 36 no. 2 2012; (p. 191-206)
'This essay examines books for children focusing on Ned Kelly and the Kelly gang, published from 2000 to 2011. Drawing upon theories of narrative, memory and nostalgia it analyses the narrative strategies and visual images through which these texts position readers, and their investment in formulations of the Australian nation. The essay argues that these books function as exercises in restorative nostalgia, producing palatable versions of Kelly as an Australian hero, and articulating connections between the Kelly legend and Australian national identity. By foregrounding Kelly's Irishness and by representing him as a "good badman", these Ned Kelly narratives for children, which range across fiction, non-fiction, picture book and play script, reinscribe versions of national identity which occlude more complicated narratives. In particular, their emphasis on struggles between Irish and English settlers, and between selectors and squatters, displaces Indigenous histories, colonial violence, and systemic discrimination against those deemed outsiders to the nation.' (Editor's abstract)
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