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On Saturday 24 February at the Greta Hansonville Hall join publisher Brad Webb and editor Chester Eagle as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Max Brown's definitive story on the legend of Ned Kelly 'Australian Son'. Starting at 10.30am the event will include discussions on Max and his writing, the evolution of 'Australian Son', the development of Max's final revised edition, selected readings from Max's work, along with a few extra surprises on the day. Join us after the talk for a BBQ lunch (at Bunnings prices) and a chance to buy an 'Australian Son' hardcover signed by the editor (with $10 from each sale going to the Hall). Entry to the event is only $15 per person and includes morning tea. All proceeds go to the Greta Hansonville Hall. Please note, due to venue size seats are strictly limited. Please contact Noeleen Lloyd at noeleenlloyd@gmail.com to book your ticket. ... See MoreSee Less

Australian Son. The story of Ned Kelly 70th Anniversary Event

February 24, 2018, 10:30am - February 24, 2018, 12:30pm

On Saturday 24 February at the Greta Hansonville Hall join publisher Brad Webb and editor Chester Eagle as we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Max Brown's definitive story on the legend of Ned Kelly 'Australian Son'. Starting at 10.30am the event will include discussions on Max and his writing, the evolution of 'Australian Son', the development of Max's final revised edition, selected readings from Max's work, along with a few extra surprises on the day. Join us after the talk for a BBQ lunch (at Bunnings prices) and a chance to buy an 'Australian Son' hardcover signed by the editor (with $10 from each sale going to the Hall). Entry to the event is only $15 per person and includes morning tea. All proceeds go to the Greta Hansonville Hall. Please note, due to venue size seats are strictly limited. Please contact Noeleen Lloyd at noeleenlloyd@gmail.com to book your ticket.

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Max Brown's impressive tome on Ned Kelly turns 70 next year (1948 - 2018) so I'm in discussions with Greta to hold an Australian Son celebration early in 2018 (at this stage a Saturday in either February or March). The amazing Chester Eagle, editor of the 2005 and 2013 versions, and dear friend of Max will also speak at the event. More detail to follow, but in the meantime let us know if you'd be happy to attend (all proceeds will go to the Greta Community Hall)... ... See MoreSee Less

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R.I.P. Edward 'Ned' Kelly

"For my own part, I do not care one straw about my life now or for the result of the trial. I know very well from the stories I have been told of how I am spoken of, that the public at large execrate my name; the newspapers cannot speak of me with that patient toleration, generally extended to men awaiting trial, and who are assumed, according to the boast of British justice, to be innocent until they are proven to be guilty; but I don’t mind, for I have outlived the care that curries public favour or dreads the public frown."

Ned Kelly, November 1, 1880.
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