Kate Kelly (aka Catherine Ada Kelly) (12 July 1863 - October 1898) was the sister of famous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly. It is believed she drowned in Lake Forbes, a small pond situated in the middle of Forbes, while saving an Aboriginal child that was in trouble during a flood of the lake. She was buried in Forbes Cemetery, aged 36.
Isaiah ‘Wild’ Wright ‘lost’ a horse while at the Kelly homestead and failed to tell Ned Kelly that it was stolen. Ned found the horse and rode it past the Greta Police Station to earn a brutal pistol-whipping from Constable Hall, who also tried to shoot him. Wild was sentenced to eighteen months while Ned was sentenced to three years hard labour.
Ellen Kelly, photographed in 1911 at age seventy-nine, with two of her grand-daughters, Lil and Alice Knight, daughters of Ellen junior. This amazing woman would live a further fourteen years and witness the birth of the motor car in Australia as well as listen to the horror stories from grandsons who survived the front lines of World War One.
The last photos of Ned Kelly were taken by the official Melbourne Gaol photographer, Charles Nettleton on November 10, 1880, the day before Ned’s execution. In this full-length study, Ned holds the cord attached to his leg irons to disguise the withering of his wounded left arm and rests a fist on his hip to mask a crippled hand.