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Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
Today we say our goodbyes to a very special friend - Alan Crichton. In 2008, I had the pleasure of publishing his novel 'Far Beyond The Falls', but Alan was better known around the Kelly world for his poetry and his semi-regular IronOutlaw column 'Keep Ya Powder Dry' (https://www.ironoutlaw.com/tag/alan-crichton/) where he shone an extremely bright light on the serious and the ridiculous in equal measure.

Alan's sharp wit and eye for detail coupled with his ability to enjoy himself (no matter what the circumstances) made this fellow a joy to be around. We shared many an hour drinking and talking about the contemplative and the balderdash in equal measures. If I knew Alan was going to a particular Kelly event it usually convinced me to join in as well. He was that much fun to be around.

Quick to laugh at and with, he could give shit and take it with ease. He was a dear mate and a friend to many. My thoughts go out to Ros and the family. Alan Crichton, you will be sorely missed, my comrade-in-arms...
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
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A final ‘hail and farewell’ to our beloved Chester Eagle. No doubt he’s deep in conversation with Max Brown, Ian Jones, John Molony, and Hal Porter over the virtues of Australian History which involves a hearty discussion over our Ned Kelly. We miss you deeply… #nedkelly #australianliterature #trojanpress
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
The ABC News Vote Compass asks Australians to consider two statements I think Ned would find very interesting...

1) Australia should end the monarchy and become a republic.

2) How supportive are you of Prince Charles becoming King of Australia upon the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

If you have 5 minutes to spare and are keen to use some "colonial stratagem" have you say via the link below...
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
R.I.P. Greg Young aka Captain Jack Hoyle (retired) who was taken too soon after a short illness, leaving behind his loving partner and their young son. Greg’s Great Grandfather was Tom King, who travelled from Queensland with the Aboriginal Trackers, to work with the Victorian Police, after the Stringybark Creek tragedy. The Captain was a much-admired contributor to Ironoutlaw and his wit and charm will be sorely missed by all that knew him. For those keen to read some of Captain Jack's musings just click on this link: https://www.ironoutlaw.com/category/captain-jack/
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
Commemorating the 141st anniversary of Ned Kelly's death. 'I do not pretend that I have led a blameless life...'
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw
Ok, on one hand it's going to be closer to home but on the other it may lessen my desire to visit Beechworth in the future... #FirstWorldProblems #BridgeRoadBrewers