"I have been wronged…" Ned Kelly was a dangerous man - a thief, a bank robber and a murderer. Yet when he was sentenced to hang, thousands of people rallied to save his life. In the Jerilderie Letter we hear from Ned in his own words. Wicked, angry, vividly descriptive - this is Ned's justification to his countrymen of how it all transpired. Superbly edited by award-winning Ned Kelly expert, Carole Wilkinson, this is one of the most important documents of Australia's history.


Carole Wilkinson is an award-winning and much loved author of books for children. She has a long-standing fascination with dragons and is interested in the history of everything. Though Carole has written over 30 books, she did not write her first book until she was nearly 40. Before that she had worked as a laboratory assistant and as a film and television writer and editor.

Dean Jones has a background in psychology, music and IT but what he really loves to do is draw. He started his career in illustration by winning the student category of the inaugural Australian and New Zealand Illustration Awards in 2004. Since then Dean has been steadily busy with commercial illustration assignments. He recently joined the black dog family with two books both collaborations with Carole Wilkinson the most recent of which was The Dragon Companion. Dean lives in inner city Melbourne.


CBCA Book of the Year Awards, Eve Pownall Award for Information Books
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