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The Kelly Outbreak 1878-80 - The Geographical Dimension of Social Banditry

£18.99

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Was Ned Kelly a 'thieving murdering thug', or was he the victim of an unjust social system driven to lawlessness?

From government records, private and official correspondence, oral sources and contemporary newspapers the author re-creates the whole Kelly Outbreak. We see it against its geographical and social background: rugged isolated country where a divided rural community fought to control the land. Failure to 'unlock the land' through selection had created a class of struggling selectors who felt that the established authority of squatters and police denied them justice. Their sympathy and support helped Ned to come and go as he pleased for two years, despite the price on his head.

The book has its dust jacket which is intact and protected by a mylar covering. There is some bumping and slight shelf wear to the covers. Inside the pages are clean and the binding is tight.

Item details

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
McQuilton, John
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.75" by 5.5"
Edition:
First, 1979
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0522841805
ISBN-13:
9780522841800
Number of pages:
250
Publisher:
Melbourne University Press
Title:
The Kelly Outbreak 1878-80 - The Geographical Dimension of Social Banditry

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Was Ned Kelly a 'thieving murdering thug', or was he the victim of an unjust social system driven to lawlessness?

From government records, private and official correspondence, oral sources and contemporary newspapers the author re-creates the whole Kelly Outbreak. We see it against its geographical and social background: rugged isolated country where a divided rural community fought to control the land. Failure to 'unlock the land' through selection had created a class of struggling selectors who felt that the established authority of squatters and police denied them justice. Their sympathy and support helped Ned to come and go as he pleased for two years, despite the price on his head.

The book has its dust jacket which is intact and protected by a mylar covering. There is some bumping and slight shelf wear to the covers. Inside the pages are clean and the binding is tight.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
McQuilton, John
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8.75" by 5.5"
Edition:
First, 1979
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0522841805
ISBN-13:
9780522841800
Number of pages:
250
Publisher:
Melbourne University Press
Title:
The Kelly Outbreak 1878-80 - The Geographical Dimension of Social Banditry

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