Though he has been dead for 100 years, Ned Kelly is probably the best-known of all Australians. Through the use of text and original source documents, Ned Kelly Reconstructed shows how different versions of his story arose, reflecting the views of their creators rather than reality. Using Ned Kelly as an illustration, the book demonstrates how readers and viewers make their own, different meanings for the same text. It questions our acceptance of 'truth' and awakens readers to the power of text, whether it be in the form of stories, newspaper reports, poems, or whatever. Ned Kelly Reconstructed will be a welcome addition to both the English and the History classroom.