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Published 1 October 1967 in Volume 3 No. 2. Subjects: Australian culture, Folklore, Heroes, Kelly Gang.
Cite as: Ryan, John. ‘Ned Kelly : The Flight of the Legend.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 3, no. 2, 1967. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.cd9665301f.
Focusing on Carey’s and Drewe’s representations of the Ned Kelly legend, the article explores the issues of memory, cultural myths and postcolonial fiction. Huggan argues that the two novels ‘illustrate the importance of the literary text in structuring the individual/collective…