Trained as a typographer with over twenty five years industry experience, Brad Webb has worked for a number of blue chip Australian institutions including the AFL, Australian Red Cross, and Vision Victoria producing a range of advertising services from magazines and annual reports to point of sale and branded packaging. In 1995, he launched Ned Kelly: Australian Ironoutlaw which has grown to be one of the largest history related web sites in Australia, receiving in excess of 8.5 million hits a year. Brad has spoken about the legend of Kelly on national television, radio, and in print. Brad also developed the manuscript for the world’s first GPS Audiobook system available at Ned Kelly GPS Tour. Brad’s interest in history extends beyond the reaches of Ned and his gang. As a regular contributor to Independent Australia, he covers a range of topics specifically related to Australia and her region.
Brad currently splits his work hours between Triple A Events, an event management and promotions company; Licensed Clearance Warehouse, an online retail showroom with over two million dollars of stock; Network Creative Services, an award winning design, web and book production company; and NMIT’s Bachelor of Writing and Publishing as a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Yarra Bend Press publishing studio and the creative director of inScribe magazine. Prior to NMIT, Brad worked as a Sessional Lecturer from 2004 to 2009 at the RMIT School of Advertising in Melbourne, and managed James Cook University’s live work studio RossDesign in Townsville from 1999 to 2002.
As an author, Brad has just completed his first iBook project titled Ned Kelly: A Pictorial History which is now available for worldwide download via the iTunes Bookstore. This multimedia iBook explores the legend of Ned Kelly in never-before-seen interactive detail. Readers can listen to audio, view video, photographs and documents in high definition and track the pictorial history of Ned in a clear and concise manner. As a bonus this edition also includes the entire collection of Ned Kelly related correspondence from his 1870 letter to Sergeant Babington at age fifteen to his last correspondence to the Marquis of Normanby the day before his execution in November, 1880.
Brad’s current publishing project is a 248 page hardcover biography titled Ellen: a woman of spirit written by Noelene Allen which was officially launched in Melbourne at the end of July 2012. The book chronicles the life of Ellen, mother of Australia’s most famous bushranger Ned Kelly, and her struggle as a poor Irish immigrant raising twelve children in a hostile environment. Ellen: a woman of spirit has been nominated for a 2012 Victorian Community History Award in the category ‘History Publication Award’.
In 2010, Brad completed his Masters at Monash University in Publishing and Editing and is now currently developing his PhD thesis on Digital Publishing for the University of the Sunshine Coast. In his other spare time Brad enjoys renovating houses, with eight under his belt, spending time with his wife Jennie and their two young boys Thomas and Benjamin, and writing the world’s slowest novel, a Kelly related horror fiction piece titled The Ironoutlaw.
Publishing and Australian History
Network Creative Services
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