y Babington Letter single work   correspondence  
Issue Details: First known date: 1870 1870
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Ned Kelly wrote the so-called 'Babington Letter' to Sergeant James Babington in July 1870. It was written shortly after Kelly had been held on remand by Babington.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1870 .
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Dated: 28 July 1870.
      • Facsimile images of the two-page letter can be viewed at:
        http://nedonline.imagineering.net.au/documents/images/KELLY1A.jpg http://nedonline.imagineering.net.au/documents/images/KELLY2A.jpg
  • Appears in:
    y The Age 23 November 1985 Z649674 1985 newspaper issue 1985

Works about this Work

The Black or Unfair Image : The Babington Letter as a Sonnet Michael Farrell , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 8 2008; (p. 7-16)
'This paper interprets Ned Kelly's letter to Sergeant Babington, written when Kelly was fifteen, as a sonnet. This opens up the text to a range of meanings inaccessible to a reading of it as a conventional message.'
The Black or Unfair Image : The Babington Letter as a Sonnet Michael Farrell , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , no. 8 2008; (p. 7-16)
'This paper interprets Ned Kelly's letter to Sergeant Babington, written when Kelly was fifteen, as a sonnet. This opens up the text to a range of meanings inaccessible to a reading of it as a conventional message.'
Last amended 20 Aug 2008 14:49:40
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