Outlaw Girls

Outlaw Girls

"A thrilling ride of danger and friendship across time, Outlaw Girls is an adventure of courage and loyalty from two favourite authors. I wanted to gallop away with Kate and Ruby."

Kate Constable, author of Crow Country and Tumbleglass

"Emily Gale and Nova Weetman deliver again with Outlaw Girls . . . This time-slip story is riveting upper-middle-grade historical fiction like you’ve never seen it before."

Clare Millar for Books & Publishing


Available in all good Australian bookshops. See publisher website for details.


“This book will enthral readers on so many levels.” Helen Farch, teacher librarian

“This is a compelling read where modern-day teenage angst and privilege meets poverty and injustice in colonial Australia. The story of the Kelly Gang is legendary in Australian History but the two authors have ingeniously told the story of the Kelly women and how they supported their brothers and kept the family together.” Kathryn Beilby for ReadPlus



Kate and Ruby live in the High Country in Victoria. They’re both daring, quick-thinking and prepared to break the rules, and they’re both brilliant horse riders—they’d probably be great friends. But they live in different times, more than 140 years apart.

While galloping through the mountains, Kate rides headlong into a thrilling experience that transports her from 1878 to the future, where she meets Ruby. Kate and Ruby return to 1878, where Kate is secretly taking supplies to her brother Ned and the rest of the Kelly Gang, who are in hiding from the police. Together the girls work to confuse the police and keep the gang from being found and arrested. But the looming disaster makes things less clear-cut for Ruby.

They’re about the have the ride of their lives!

Outlaw Girls is an exciting, fast-paced time-slip novel, narrated by both Ruby and Kate, about family, friendship, loyalty and betrayal, the complexity of right and wrong, and working out what matters most.

" . . . an inside look into family life back in 1878 and the life of a bushranger on the run. Both Gale and Weetman did a lot of research on the life of Kelly and his gang, and have included many real events in this work of fiction. It is interesting to look at the life of a bushranger from the point of view of a family who love him . . ."

Sue Mauger for Glam Adelaide