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MarieCeleste Report 26 Jul 2013 20:22

It's still a good story, though, about how you can spin!


Elizabeth2469049 Report 26 Jul 2013 16:44

have sent the link back to my informant (my sister) - hope she disillusions her contacts!


Adeline Report 26 Jul 2013 14:49

Sadly it would seem the story is a hoax:


Elizabeth2469049 Report 26 Jul 2013 13:20

I would in fact hope that this was composed by him and/or his office as a tongue-in-cheek reply!


Elizabeth2469049 Report 26 Jul 2013 13:19

I would in fact hope that this was composed by him and/or his office as a tongue-in-cheek reply!


Renes Report 26 Jul 2013 09:39

Love this



Valerie Report 26 Jul 2013 01:49

Very interesting -thanks for that.

I hasten to add.... that Kevin Rudd is (yet again!) our current Prime Minister!!!

Valerie (WAus)


mgnv Report 25 Jul 2013 17:59

Excellent - thanks, Elizabeth!


Maddie Report 25 Jul 2013 13:53

what a fine upstanding gentleman !!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Chris in Sussex

Chris in Sussex Report 25 Jul 2013 13:25

Brilliant :-D


Elizabeth2469049 Report 25 Jul 2013 13:07

This was sent to me from Oz as a dire warning not to believe all those family legends!

No matter what side of the political fence you're on, THIS is FUNNY and VERY telling! It just all depends on how you look at the same things.

Judy Rudd an amateur genealogy researcher in south east Queensland , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that ex-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's great-great uncle, Remus Rudd, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Melbourne in 1889. Both Judy and Kevin Rudd share this common ancestor.

The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows at the Melbourne Jail.

On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription:

'Remus Rudd horse thief, sent to Melbourne Jail 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Melbourne-Geelong train six times. Caught by Victoria Police Force, convicted and hanged in 1889.'

So Judy recently e-mailed ex-Prime Minister Rudd for information about their great-great uncle, Remus Rudd. Believe it or not, Kevin Rudd's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:

"Remus Rudd was famous in Victoria during the mid to late 1800s. His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Melbourne-Geelong Railroad..

Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad.

In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the Victoria Police Force. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honour when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."

NOW That's how it's done, Folks!