Many people know the name Ned Kelly but don't know the story that led to his last stand at Glenrowan or his execution at the Old Melbourne Gaol. The author has attempted to retell the story by simply connecting the events of the day with images of places and items that still exist today. The book begins with the marriage of Ned Kellys parents in 1850 and ends with Neds execution in 1880. In between are all the significant events of his life, including the police murders, the audacious robberies, and Neds vision for a republic of North-Eastern Victoria. It is the ideal book for anyone who has an interest in Australian history or who wants to know more about Ned Kellys significance to Australia.
Jack Peterson is a Ned Kelly enthusiast who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Peter has spent a lifetime researching, exploring, and photographing the country, relics, and structures that are relevant in demonstrating the historical significance of Ned Kelly’s life and the legendary status he is known for in Australia. Peter developed his photography skills through repetitive hands-on experience and research. Peter has traveled extensively throughout Victoria and New South Wales, capturing a sound collection of photographs. He is currently working on creating and developing another two books in addition to this book. Although he is a hard worker with a good education, Peter puts his accomplishments down to being a good father and husband. He puts a lot of emphasis on life experience as much as academic achievements but is mostly self-taught in his ability to create. When he is not out on the road researching or taking photographs, Peter spends his time with family, caring for his pets, sketching, and painting.