The Resource Ned Kelly under the microscope, editor Craig Cormick, (electronic resource)

Ned Kelly under the microscope, editor Craig Cormick, (electronic resource)

Label
Ned Kelly under the microscope
Title
Ned Kelly under the microscope
Statement of responsibility
editor Craig Cormick
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ned Kelly was hanged at the Old Melbourne Gaol on 11 November 1880, and his body buried in the graveyard there. Many stories emerged about his skull being separated and used as a paperweight or trophy, and it was finally put on display at the museum of the Old Melbourne Gaol - until it was stolen in 1978. It wasn't only Ned Kelly's skull that went missing. After the closure of the Old Melbourne Gaol in 1929, the remains of deceased prisoners were exhumed and reinterred in mass graves at Pentridge Prison. The exact location of these graves was unknown until 2002, when the bones of prisoners were uncovered at the Pentridge site during redevelopment. This triggered a larger excavation that in 2009 uncovered many more coffins, and led to the return of the skull and a long scientific process to try to identify and reunite Ned Kelly's remains. But how do you go about analysing and accurately identifying a skeleton and skull that are more than 130 years old? Ned Kelly: Under the Microscope details what was involved in the 20-month scientific process of identifying the remains of Ned Kelly, with chapters on anthropology, odontology, DNA studies, metallurgical analysis of the gang's armour, and archaeological digs at Pentridge Prison and Glenrowan. It also includes medical analysis of Ned's wounds and a chapter on handwriting analysis - that all lead to the final challenging conclusions. Illustrated throughout with photographs taken during the forensic investigation, as well as historical images, the book is supplemented with breakout boxes of detailed but little-known facts about Ned Kelly and the gang to make this riveting story a widely appealing read
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
364.155092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DU222.K4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Ned Kelly under the microscope, editor Craig Cormick, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn891446520
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781486301768
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b34359655
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891446520
  • csiro1486301762

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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