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Ned Kelly Uncovered
Join Tony Robinson on an archaeological dig unearthing details of Ned Kelly’s infamous last gun battle in 1880. Ned Kelly Uncovered follows the first ever excavation of the Glenrowan Inn site where the iconic Australian bushranger and his gang holed up for a showdown with police. Nearly 130 years later, can a team of archaeologists and historians reveal new insights into Ned Kelly’s final moments of freedom? With expert commentary from Kelly experts Ian Jones and Alex McDermott, this one-hour documentary follows a seven-week dig led by archaeologist Adam Ford.
As the archaeologists unearth a host of artefacts including cartridges and bullets, the team conducts tests with fascinating results. Meanwhile, the historians strip back the myth, piecing together the clues to give a detailed new look at an iconic Australian, literally from the ground up.
The Story Of Ned Kelly
Picture Pond Media Productions
Story of Ned Kelly is a vivid and authentic
account of the 25-year life that generated Australia's
most enduring legend. The man hidden by the iconic
mask is revealed in a exciting journey through the
events of Ned Kelly's life and the country that shaped
it. Each phase of the story - told through rare photographs
and press drawings - is enriched by an exploration
of the sites as they are today. Join Ian Jones at
Stringybark Creek, Glenrowan, Beechworth, Woolshed
Valley, the Police Caves and many other places
that still echo the turbulent Kelly years... The
journey of a lifetime.'
by Ian Jones and narrated
by Charles "Bud" Tingwell, this DVD, boasting extra
features, is a major update to the original VHS edition
and is well worth adding to your Kelly Gang video collection.
Besieged — The
Ned Kelly Story
Australian/Irish International Co-Production, Besieged was
filmed in the North-East Region of Victoria, Kelly
Country. Australian outlaw Ned Kelly's life has been
the subject of many films including the Tony Richardson
film starring Mick Jagger, and more recently the Heath
Ledger film also staring Geoffrey Rush. Ned Kelly's
exploits are well known, and they raise
the question was he an outlaw, a freedom fighter or
a murdering terrorist? This documentary sets out to
examine these issues and to tell the historically accurate
story of Ned Kelly.'
Producers: Barrie Dowdall and Gregory Miller
Narration: Chris Haywood
Featuring: Peter Fenton
Appearing: Ian Jones, Keith McMenomy, Siobhan McHugh,
Ellen Hollow, and Roma
Length: 52 minutes
Film and Sound Archive
back sleeve states, 'A selection of fragments
and scenes from the only known surviving silent titles
of Australia's bushranger films which, in the silent
years of our cinema, were both prolific and popular.
were a distinctive genre and a significantly part
of our cultural heritage. But by 1912, censorship
bans, provoked by ideas of law and order and morality,
effectively robbed Australian moviegoers of a national
screen identity. We were then to be culturally colonised
by the Hollywood cowboy.'
to say these cowboys were a poor cousin to our
own wild colonial boys. It is interesting
to note that three years after the Government imposed
these strict censorship laws on morality they shipped
off tens of thousands of young Australians to die
overseas in World War One!
by the National Film and Sound Archive, this VHS
video includes scenes from The
Story Of The Kelly Gang,
both the 1906 and 1910 re-release, Thunderbolt from
1910, The Kelly
Gang from 1920, Robbery
Under Arms from 1920 and When
The Kellys Were Out from 1923. It is a fascinating
insight into the early Australian movie industry
and the views of turn of the century society.