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Ned Kelly
Author: Lyn Innes

ISBN: 9781903206164
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 1 October 2008
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16 x 1.8
What made Ned Kelly so strong a presence in Australian culture? Who is the man behind the enigma of the archaic and yet strangely modern suit of armour, and why did this particular outlaw become such a significant figure in film, literature, art and popular tradition?

Using the evidence of contemporary sources, as well as many subsequent extracts from letters, songs, books, plays, films and paintings which feature Ned Kelly, Lyn Innes illustrates the continuing fascination with a man whose short, defiant and violent life has been seen as inextricably linked to Australia's landscape and colonial history.

In addition, Professor Innes includes a series of essays explaining the political and cultural contexts which inform the attitudes towards Kelly over the past 150 years.

About the Author

Born in Australia, Lyn Innes graduated from the University of Sydney before teaching and studying at various universities in the USA. In 1975 she moved to the University of Kent, Canterbury, where she taught Australian and other post-colonial literatures. Her publications include Woman and Nation in Irish Literature and Society, ...

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