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Ned Kelly - creative writing.

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Introduction

ENGLISH ORAL I'm Ned Kelly, I'm an Irishman and selectors son, outlawed by the corrupt government. Had war declared on me, by Victoria, by N.S.W, by the crown and even the London times. I did it hard a young man, nor ma or I could afford anything, we did it hard. Its not easy for an Irishman in queens Victoria, I made fights with my fists for money, but I made it happen, we made it happen. After everything my ma has ever done for me and the community, she gets sent to the pentridge jail on charges of aiding and abetting in an attempt to kill that coward of a policeman Fitzpatrick. ...read more.

Middle

They put my ma in cells, and for what? A little cut on Fitzpatrick's hand. My ma was locked away, and my loyal friends were sent to rot away in jail as well, all because of the lies of that awful policeman Fitzpatrick. My ma and my friends were all innocent, how do you expect me to behave, other than to stand up for this unlawful treatment. The other day when we had set up camp just off the banks of stringbark creek, we came across some troopers, which after several hours watching their moves, we made our attack. I called on the two troopers to 'bail up' but with this, one of the troopers raised his head to fire upon me, when all I wanted to do was to disarm the men. ...read more.

Conclusion

I'm no big shot, I'm just a shit kickers son trying to help out his family and friends, I never deserved to be put through this. All I ever wonted was to give those suffering justice and liberty. I don't seek revenge for my actions. My family and friends should not have to put up with the brutal and cowardly conduct of my actions. I may have put lives in jeopardy, and even taken some lives, but I haven't done anything of that unconditionally or to anyone who hasn't deserved it. I didn't mean to get the circus group shot or wounded, but I did whatever I could. Whatever I could to save them, even if it cost me my own life. Such is Life! ...read more.

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