The Melbourne “Herald’s” Review [The Complete Inner History of the Kelly Gang and Their Pursuers, by J. J. Kenneally]

[Editor: This is a section from The Complete Inner History of the Kelly Gang and Their Pursuers (5th edition, 1946) by J. J. Kenneally.]

[The Melbourne “Herald’s” Review]

It is Mr. Kenneally’s claim that no unpartisan history of the Kelly episode has hitherto been published. In his opinion the Kellys were badly treated and their bushranging crimes were the result of unjust persecution on the part of the police. Reading his book, it must be admitted that he makes out a strong case. Most of his evidence is drawn from official sources — police evidence — showing the conduct of the constables and their immediate superiors in a very poor light.

His facts are ably presented, and the book is well illustrated with portraits of the chief actors and scenes from the surrounding country.

— The Melbourne “Herald’s” Review, 14/3/1929.

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Source:
J. J. Kenneally, The Complete Inner History of the Kelly Gang and Their Pursuers, Melbourne: J. Roy Stevens, 5th edition, 1946 [first published 1929], page 1 (photo of J. J. Kenneally on page 2)

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