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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ned Kelly and the cops he killed

Murdered cops get dedication service.
The “cultural adoration” of bushranger Ned Kelly meant that the policemen he murdered suffered an injustice after death.  Or so says Victoria’s top policeman.
Chief Commissioner Ken Lay will attend a dedication service at the graves of Constables Scanlan and Lonigan and Sergeant Kennedy, all of whom were murdered by Kelly.
The policemen, he says, have become nothing but footnotes to history, while the whole world knows about their killer.
“It’s a shame that in death, another indignity befell Sergeant Kennedy and Constables Lonigan and Scanlan,” he said.
“They became pawns in the long-running historical conjecture about the meaning of Ned Kelly.”

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