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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Event Alert: Book Launch for Kelvyn Gill's "Edward 'Ned Kelly' The Historical Record"



EDWARD ‘NED’KELLY’
THE HISTORICAL RECORD 1820 – 1893
ISBN: 978-0-9873615-0-9 (hbk).
800 PAGES, B/W & COLOUR, 295mm * 210mm, HARDCOVER GOLD EMBOSSED, NUMBERED AND SIGNED.
BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE NIGHT
ON THE NIGHT: $85 COPY (RRP $95). CASH ONLY.
BOOKS MAY BE PRE-ORDERED BY CONTACTING THE AUTHOR:
KELVYN GILL E-mail: ned.kelly@tpg.com.au

AVAILABLE AT BOOK LAUNCH
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24
6.00PM
The Celtic Club
316 – 320 Queen Street. Melbourne.
Tel: (03) 9670 6472

OR

SATURDAY OCTOBER 27
6.30PM
Beechworth Gaol Unlocked
Corner Ford & Williams Streets. Beechworth.
Tel: 1300 774 766

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Upcoming book alert: Is Ned Kelly in Heaven?

There is a new book by Kerry Medway that is tentatively scheduled to be released in November 2012 called "Is Ned Kelly in Heaven?"

Below is the blurb from her website located at http://kerrymedway.org/ -

"...One book has the working title.. IS NED KELLY IN HEAVEN? During my research on the book TEENAGE BUSHRANGER, I stumbled across this story of an Irish Doctor who treated Ned Kelly in Melbourne Gaol just before Kelly was hung. Dr John Singleton was an amazing man with a passion to see lost souls won for Christ. 1000's of men & women came to Christ under his influence. Did he bring Kelly to Christ? This will be my research & hopefully a book that will persuade many in our nation to turn to Christ."


Ok, me [Sharon] again....By the way, in case you were wondering, Teenage Bushranger is about Johnny Dunn who joined up with bushrangers Ben Hall and Johnny Gilbert and who was subsequently captured and hanged.

Regarding Dr John Singleton, I looked under google books and found the text of his book "A Narrative of Incidents in the Eventful Life of a Physician." In it he tells of visiting Ned Kelly at the Old Melbourne Gaol after Ned was captured at Glenrowan and how he had seen him and talked to him about salvation, said he would be praying for him and gave him a copy of the New Testament. Ned told him that when he was in Pentridge that he (Singleton) was known as the "prisoner's friend." Singleton wanted to see Ned again and Ned wanted to be seen by him but the Roman Catholic chaplain of the Gaol, Dean Donaghy, would not allow it as Singleton was of the Protestant faith and Ned Kelly was Catholic. Castieau took the Dean's part in it. Seems they tried to play politics with a man's salvation! Singleton still managed to send in gospel tracts to Ned. Singleton said in his book: "Kelly, I understand, sent his love to me on the morning of his execution, and from various things I have known since, he looked to Christ alone for forgiveness and salvation."
Something else I recall along these lines was when Ned was laying wounded at Glenrowan and Rev Gibney came into to minister to him. Gibney later said "I asked him to say 'Lord Jesus have mercy on me,' and he said it, and added 'it's not to-day I began to say that'."

Here is a link to a photo of Dr. John Singleton taken in 1864, sixteen years before he ministered to Ned at the Old Melbourne Gaol.

http://emhs.org.au/catalogue/emdf0095 



Article Alert: I Have Ned Kelly's Head


from google alerts:

The NZ Herald has an article from August 26, 2012 entitled "I Have Ned Kelly's Head."

It begins with:

"A New Zealand great-granny says she is in possession of one of Australia's most sought after relics: Ned Kelly's skull.

Anna Hoffman, 74, was given the skull 30 years ago while on holiday in Melbourne by a security guard who told her it was "Ned's head".

When she read recently that the famous outlaw's skull was missing, she was determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. "When I heard that my heart skipped a beat," she said. "It made sense because of all of the secretiveness around it."

The discovery has raised the interest of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, which matched Kelly's remains to the DNA of a surviving relative....
"

To read more:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10829467

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Ned Kelly Forum Now Open

Seems there is a brand new Ned Kelly forum that has just been started up by Trent Cupid and Steve Jager. I hope everyone will go over there and make it a big success. I have already registered!






Here is just some of what they say over there about the "Ned Kelly Forum" -


The Ned Kelly Forum is an online place for anyone with an interest in the Ned Kelly story to meet, learn, share and ask questions relating to the history that has fascinated Australians for over a Century!

The Kelly Sympathizers worked together to achieve a goal and now it is our turn to share the story with the World!

This forum is a celebration to the Australian Legend and we encourage open minded and considerate discussion in our forum. We welcome those from all over the globe to share in our conversation.



Check them out at:

www.nedkellyforum.com

They also have a facebook page for the forum at:

https://www.facebook.com/NedKellyForum

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Article Alert: Ned Kelly's Remains Handed Back to Family

from google alerts..

The Sydney Morning Herald of August 2, 2012 has an article entitled "Ned Kelly's Remains Handed Back to Family."

It begins with:

The remains of Ned Kelly have been returned to his descendants who will hold a private burial 132 years after his death.

The Herald Sun says the property developer behind the Pentridge Village where Kelly was buried has been forced to hand over the bushranger's remains.

The Victorian government on Wednesday issued a new exhumation licence for Kelly's remains, which scuttles the plan of developer Leigh Chiavaroli to use the remains as part of a museum.

Later in the article is this:

It's expected he will be laid to rest in a small cemetery in the Greta churchyard south of Glenrowan, where Kelly's mother Ellen, several of his brothers and sisters and other relatives are buried in unmarked graves.

To read more:
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/ned-kellys-remains-handed-back-to-family-20120802-23g1u.html