~ The last photos of Ned Kelly were taken by the official Melbourne Gaol photographer, Charles Nettleton on November the day before Ned’s execution. In this full-length study, Ned holds the cord attached to his leg irons to disguise the witherin
I've visited it with a class of Sec. Old Melbourne Gaol. Between 1842 and its closure in 1929 the gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia's most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly.
Edward "Ned" Kelly (June 1854 or 1855 – 11 November was an Irish Australian bushranger. Kelly's legacy is controversial; some consider him to be a murderous villain, while others view him as a folk hero and Australia's equivalent of Robin Hood.
Australian outlaw Ned Kelly dressed in a homemade suit of metal armor. Kelly has been mythologized as a "Robin Hood" character, a political icon, and a figure of Irish Catholic and working-class resistance to the establishment and British colonial ties.