The other side of the story
Author Leo Kennedy will speak about his new book Black Snake: The Real Story of Ned Kelly at Cobram Library on Wednesday, October 24.
Kennedy is the greatgrandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy, the policeman slain by Australia’s most infamous outlaw more than 140 years ago, and he was raised in the shadow of his great-grandfather’s murder.
Kennedy lives with his family in Melbourne, where he works as a lawyer, and he is a member of the Blue Ribbon Foundation.
Kennedy wrote Black Snake with writer, editor and illustrator Mic Looby.
Black Snake tells the victim’s side of the Kelly story for the first time.
Both Sgt Kennedy and Kelly were Irish immigrants struggling to make their way in the new colonies of Australia. When their paths crossed one fateful day at Stringybark Creek, it triggered the end for one and the beginning of an incredible myth about the other.
Leo Kennedy will speak at Cobram Library at 2 pm and Shepparton Library at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 24. For bookings, please phone the library where you would like to attend the talk on 1300 374 765 by October 23. For more information, phone Goulburn Valley Libraries senior projects librarian Jan Sutton on 1300 374 765 or 5832 1612 or email
Author visit: Author Leo Kennedy will speak about his new book in Cobram.