Australian bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly's original, full set of homemade plate armor.

Australian bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly's original, full set of homemade plate armor.

In the years following the 1850s gold rush a new breed of entrepreneur, the Australian bush ranger, took center stage. And even though they held up gold and mail coaches, killed travellers, and in some instances took entire town’s hostage many have been described favourably by historians. Why?

In the years following the 1850s gold rush a new breed of entrepreneur, the Australian bush ranger, took center stage. And even though they held up gold and mail coaches, killed travellers, and in some instances took entire town’s hostage many have been described favourably by historians. Why?

The Kelly Gang - L - R - Ned Kelly, Dan Kelly, Steve Hart - below is Joe Byrne

The Kelly Gang - L - R - Ned Kelly, Dan Kelly, Steve Hart - below is Joe Byrne

Italian-Australian Gangsters & Criminals - Gangsters Inc.

Italian-Australian Gangsters & Criminals - Gangsters Inc.

photo police sydney australie mugshot 1920 02 Portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920 photo photographie histoire featured ...

Des portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920

photo police sydney australie mugshot 1920 02 Portraits de criminels australiens dans les années 1920 photo photographie histoire featured ...

Robber: Jean Wilson, 23, had numerous convictions for housebreaking and theft. She preferred stealing jewellery as it could be easily pawned for money. She also robbed her employer and served a 12-month sentence

Drug dealers, backstreet abortionists and a deadly femme fatale: Fascinating mugshots of women prisoners from 1920s Australia

Robber: Jean Wilson, 23, had numerous convictions for housebreaking and theft. She preferred stealing jewellery as it could be easily pawned for money. She also robbed her employer and served a 12-month sentence

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