The Black Snake written by Leo Kennedy, the great grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy, who was shot by the Kelly gang at Stringybark Creek. This book challenges the legend of Ned Kelly and was an excellent read, well worth a look. Milko, the well known Castles family in Benalla, a good story of not only the Castles and the milk run but some local football history and other items of interest. Pacific by Simon Winchester, a non fiction book written in the period from the 1950’s to now. From surf boards, Coral reefs and atom bombs, dictators, fading empires and the emergence of new super powers! Beyond Illusions – set in Vietnam, a romance which was described as `a bit soppy’. Mrs. Kennedy and Me by Clint Hill, Jacquie Kennedy’s Secret Service man, showing a different side to the glamorous life we read about.
Any Ordinary Day by Lee Sales, when people are asked to find resilience they think they haven’t got.Clipper Ships by Rob Mundle set in the 1930’s transporting gold seekers from California to Melbourne. A very good read.
There were quite a few more books discussed but we would take up the whole newsletter. Keep reading and see you on the 7th May