Page 1 of a hand-written transcription of Ned Kelly's 56 page letter.'I am a Widow's Son, outlawed and my orders must be obeyed'. With these chilling words bushranger Ned Kelly ended the Jerilderie letter, a detailed written justification of his actions. Read the full transcription of the letter and learn why this manifesto is regarded by some as an early call for an Australian republic.
The armour in which each member of the gang was clad was of a most substantial character. It was made of iron a quarter of an inch thick, and consisted of a long breast-plate, shoulder-plates, back-guard, and helmet. The helmet resembled a nail can without a crown, and with a long slit at the elevation of the eyes to look through. Ned Kelly's armour alone weighed 97lb
Stringybark Creek is a small creek in the Wombat Ranges, Victoria, Australia. It is famous as the place where bushranger Ned Kelly, his brother Dan Kelly, and friends Joe Byrne and Steve Hart killed three policemen on 26 October 1878. A memorial stone has been put in the picnic area, and a tree at the site of the shootings, the Kelly Tree, has a small copy of Ned Kelly's helmet attached to it.
George Lacy, Capture of bushrangers at night by gold police, c. 1852. Black Douglas's headquarters were three miles from the Alma goldfield near Maryborough, and his gang's method was to rob the diggers' empty tents during the day and the shops at night. He and his gang were captured when the diggers, fed up with the thieving, surrounded their tents and burnt them to the ground. Douglas was wounded, overpowered, and carted to Maryborough with an escort of more than 200 miners.
The love that dare not speak its name . . . prison photo & record of Andrew G Scott alias the bushranger, Capt Moonlight, who was hanged in Sydney in 1880, from the NSW State Archives. The extensive records, including private letters professing his love for fellow bushranger, James Nesbitt, are very poignant. Recently the archives' Director nominated them as his favourite amongst the 100s of 1000s held by them.
Australian highwayman (bushranger) “Mad” Dan Morgan’s lookout near Walla Walla in southern New South Wales. Oil painting by Dai Wynn on stretched canvas, framed in gold painted wood. 46cm X 61 cm (19″ X 25″) approximately. Available for sale at $960.