8 – Fitzpatrick incident: Kelly Gang 1878-1880

This week, in Episode 8, we continue our detailed exploration of Ned Kelly & the notorious Kelly Gang.  Ned and the Kelly Gang were bushrangers operating mainly in North East of Victoria, in the 1870’s. 

This Episode will focus on the “Fitzpatrick incident” – the catalyst which set off the chain of events – the so called “Kelly Outbreak”.

(44 mins)


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Alexander Fitzpatrick
Cookson article (NLA)
Nolan (Constable Fitzpatrick and Kate Kelly 1946) NGA
Warby Ranges


Episode 8 – Fitzpatrick incident  References


Cookson, B. W. (1911, 28 August 1911). The Kelly Gang from within. The Sun. Retrieved from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/221548605

Culture Victoria (The Fitzpatrick incident).   Retrieved from https://cv.vic.gov.au/stories/a-diverse-state/ambush-ned-kelly-and-the-stringybark-creek-murders/the-fitzpatrick-incident/

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fitzpatrick-alexander-13564

Carroll, B. (1976). Ned Kelly, Bushranger. Dee Why West: Landsdowne Press.

Corfield, J. J. (2003). The Ned Kelly encyclopaedia. South Melbourne: Lothian.

Jones, I. (1996). Ned Kelly : a short life. South Melbourne, Vic.: Lothian Books.

Kelson, B., & McQuilton, J. (2001). Kelly country : a photographic journey. St Lucia, Qld.: University of Queensland Press.

Kenneally, J. J. (1969). The complete inner history of the Kelly gang and their pursuers (8th ed.). Moe, Vic.: The Kelly Gang Publishing Co.

Kenneally online version: http://www.australianculture.org/the-complete-inner-history-of-the-kelly-gang/

Molony, J. N. (2001). Ned Kelly. Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press.

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/eras/files/2015/11/Eras-171-4-Stuart-Dawson-FINAL.pdf