Ned Kelly as landscape – Sid Nolan’s idea
Ned Kelly member of the family
Ned Kelly as bully
Ned Kelly softy
keeper of paycocks. Ned Kelly as ploughshare
Rosella can of condensed
Ned Kelly as the auld Surfers Paradise
of lagoons and shrikes
Ned Kelly as a green Ribbon – twenty years in yr.
Ned Kelly as Red Kelly in drag
If you believe Peter Carey
Ned Kelly as the October mow-
& old scotch foreskin jokes
Ned Kelly as lunatic fringe of desert spring, as Meaghan Morris
Leaving Tenterfield in her teens, or Newcastle forever
Ned Kelly as bushel of Tasmanian heads
Ned Kelly as a Mentone bookie in suede
Fletcher Jones Jeans. Ned Kelly as Melton junkie. Ned Kelly as Bon Scott’s
Letters to Adelaide & sister
Ned Kelly as a TV celebrity’
s dog wading the scum at St Kilda sniffing
at the golden band of freeway
i’ th’ West
Ned Kelly as downtown Melbourne shamrockery
:conspiracy of clover, ‘trefoil’, or when you’re German
‘De Tird Oiye’ say Dubliners, meaning pagan punch
Ned Kelly as the night-jar, bone-jar
little jar of bones we’d worship if
we c’ld find it if
we c’ld find it.
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