In Search of Constable Jack Kelly, the Bushranger’s Brother

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Posted by Today Tonight on Friday, 3 March 2017

In Search of Constable Jack Kelly, the Bushranger’s Brother

This an interview with me by Chenée Marrapodi from  Channel 7s Today Tonight, broadcast on Friday 3rd March, 2017. It is about the research I’m currently undertaking into the life and times of Jack Kelly, half-brother of the infamous Ned Kelly, Australia’s most notorious outlaw.

In the early part of the 20th century, Jack joined Wirths’ Circus as a  stunt rider and stockwhip trick expert and, together with his wife, Violet, as part of the act, they travelled the world performing on stage and arenas in the days of music halls and vaudeville.  They become rich and famous for many years, until tragedy struck while they were working in Argentina.

                                                          

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