...I have been wronged and my mother and four or five men lagged innocent and is my brothers and sisters and my mother not to be pitied also who has no alternative only to put up with the brutal and cowardly conduct of a parcel of big ugly fat-necked wombat headed big bellied magpie legged narrow hipped splaw-footed sons of Irish Bailiffs or english landlords which is better known as Officers of Justice or Victorian Police who some calls honest gentlemen ...Ned Kelly is an Australian icon. But who was he? The Jerilderie Letter is his own answer to that question. An astonishing record of his voice, it remains one of the most extraordinary documents in Australian history.
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