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Kate Kelly : the true story of Ned Kelly's little sister

Wilson, Rebecca2021
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Kate Kelly, the daring sister of legendary bushranger Ned Kelly, was mysteriously found dead in a lagoon outside the town of Forbes in 1898. At the inquest, Kate's husband Bricky Foster claimed that she was addicted to drink and frequently spoke of suicide. However, a friend and neighbour testified that she had only known Kate to drink since the recent birth of her baby and that she never spoke of suicide. Was it suicide, accident or murder, and why had she changed her name to Ada? Kate's exploits as a decoy and runner for the Kelly gang are well known, as is her presence at the gruesome Glenrowan siege, and the street protests that failed to save Ned's life. In the years after Ned's execution, she appeared at public gatherings around Australia. Huge crowds came to see her talk and ride, and she helped to popularise the Ned Kelly story, becoming a celebrity in her own right. Then she disappeared from the public eye. Rebecca Wilson is the first to uncover what really happened to Kate Kelly. It will surprise anyone who thought they already knew the story of Australia's most famous outlaw.
Author:
Imprint:
Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2021.©2021
Collation:
xiii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), portraits, map, facsimilies ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
97817608796799781760879679
Dewey class:
994.503
Language:
English
BRN:
382504
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryBiography994.503 KELAvailable
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