Should a constable encounter one of these outlaws,he should apprehend him with the maximum efficiencyand devotion to duty. Historical record

Many of the policemen did not want to encounter the Kellys.Kelly was a wrathful myth in his own day and the frightenedpoliceman got out of the way in the corner of the paintingand gave Kelly centre stage. Sidney Nolan Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2010


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