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The Hunt for Ned Kelly is the twenty-fifth book in Scholastic's My Australian Story. It was the first book in the series' second relaunch. The book was written by Sophie Masson; her first in the series. It was published in February 2010 and later reprinted in August 2019. The book was followed by The Phar Lap Mystery, also by Masson.


"To my parents, Georges and Gisele Masson, who gave me the book that first awakened my interest in Ned Kelly, when I was a kid."

Book description[]

"I do not think that anyone alive in our time will ever forget Ned Kelly. I know I never shall. Was he a hero? Was he a villain? I cannot say, even now. But he will live in my memory forever, the dark and the bright, together.
North-east Victoria, 1879. Jamie Ross and his older sister Ellen are alone in the world after the death of their father. Determined to make their fortune, they head to Beechworth—and straight into the midst of the search for Ned Kelly, the most notorious bushranger of all time. A chance encounter will bring Jamie closer to the outlaw than he could ever have imagined.


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of The Hunt for Ned Kelly characters


Main article: Sophie Masson




See also[]

File:The Hunt for Ned Kelly Teacher's Notes.pdf

My Australian Story

A Banner Bold | Plagues and Federation | A Tale of Two Families | Surviving Sydney Cove | The Rum Rebellion
The Yankee Whaler | A Different Sort of Real | Who Am I? | On Board the Boussole | The Bombing of Darwin
Fords and Flying Machines | Snowy | Riding with Thunderbolt | Our Don Bradman | A Marathon of Her Own
Our Enemy, My Friend

1st relaunch

New Gold Mountain | Outback | Cyclone Tracy | Refugee | The Melting Pot | Archer's Melbourne Cup
Claw of the Dragon | Atomic Testing

2nd relaunch

The Hunt for Ned Kelly | The Phar Lap Mystery | My Father's War | Sydney Harbour Bridge | Heroes of Tobruk
Escape from Cockatoo Island | Gallipoli | Kokoda | Convict Girl | Vietnam

3rd relaunch

Black Sunday | Our Race for Reconciliation | Bushfire | Rebellion at Eureka | Castle Hill Rebellion | Six Seconds
The Battle for Victoria Street