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This novel seems inundated with traditional Celtic culture, some Scottish, mostly Irish. How does this add to the sense of the story? Why do you think it belongs here?

Obvious discrimination occurs in this book against Irish settlers on a frequent basis. How does this add to the novel? Does this add to the actual feel of Australian history?

How does Ned Kelly's rapid deterioration between him and his father affect both characters? How far lasting is this influence on Ned?

Ned's loyalty to his mother is unwavering, even after she and the family take so much from him and then seem to leave him out to die. What's to be made of this loyalty? Why does he still hold it?

A lot is made of fate, destiny, or even pre-destination in this novel. How do you think Ned Kelly's views on destiny affect...

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