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The paper approaches cultural studies in a way which tells us about a life-time story of Ned Kelly, who is a legend, an Australian hero and beloved by many Australians, through the series of 27 paintings of Sidney Nolan. Ned Kelly is an Australian icon man. Both the painter and the main character of the novel are famous and express Australianness well. In this paper, the writer bases on figurative language, the colour of paintings and the life story of the main character to show the Australian nationalism, national myth and Australianness.

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Issue: Vol 1 No X1 (2017)
Page No.: 29-42
Published: Jun 30, 2017
Section: Research Article - Social Sciences

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Trinh, H. (2017). Ned Kelly’s legend through the series of paintings of Sidney Nolan. VNUHCM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 1(X1), 29-42.

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