Everyone looks on me like a black snake.'
Letter to Sergeant Babington, July 1870
Ned Kelly was a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. He was in trouble with the law from the age of 12. He stole hundreds of horses and cattle. He robbed two banks. He killed three men. Yet, when Ned was sentenced to death, thousands of people rallied to save his life. He stood up to the authorities and fought for what he believed in. He defended the rights of people who had no power.
Was he a villain? Or a hero? What do you think?
About The Author
Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning author of books for children. She has a longstanding fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Carole is a meticulous researcher who finds it difficult to stop researching and begin writing. She once searched for weeks to find out whether there were daffodils in Han Dynasty China. Carole is married, has a daughter, and lives in inner-city Melbourne.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 9+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.16