Reading Ned's head: colonial phrenology, popular science and entertainment

Wilson, Dean (2014) Reading Ned's head: colonial phrenology, popular science and entertainment. In: Cormick, Craig (ed.) Ned Kelly Under the Microscope. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 121-129. ISBN 9781486301768

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Abstract

Even though the practice of phrenology was declining and falling into disrepute at the time Ned Kelly was executed, his head was still subjected to phrenological reading and his character analyzed from it, which was done in the name of science.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
Research Centres and Groups: Crime Research Centre
Depositing User: Dean Wilson
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 10:54
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2017 10:54
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/71669

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