Edward "Ned" Kelly (1854 – 1880) was an Australian bushranger, and, to some, a folk hero for his defiance of the colonial authorities. Kelly was born in Victoria to an Irish convict father, and as a young man he clashed with the police. Following an incident at his home in 1878, police parties searched for him in the bush. After he murdered three policemen, the colony proclaimed Kelly and his gang wanted outlaws. A final violent confrontation with police took place at Glenrowan.

9 Most Outrageous Outlaw Heroes

Edward "Ned" Kelly (1854 – 1880) was an Australian bushranger, and, to some, a folk hero for his defiance of the colonial authorities. Kelly was born in Victoria to an Irish convict father, and as a young man he clashed with the police. Following an incident at his home in 1878, police parties searched for him in the bush. After he murdered three policemen, the colony proclaimed Kelly and his gang wanted outlaws. A final violent confrontation with police took place at Glenrowan.

1880: The burnt remains of the hotel in Glenrowan, shortly after the Kelly Gang’s last stand.

1880: The burnt remains of the hotel in Glenrowan, shortly after the Kelly Gang’s last stand.

Ned Kelly - the most famous Australian bushranger of all time!

Ned Kelly - the most famous Australian bushranger of all time!

Ned Kelly - Australian bushranger of Irish descent. His 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.

Ned Kelly - Australian bushranger of Irish descent. His 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.


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1880: The burnt remains of the hotel in Glenrowan, shortly after the Kelly Gang’s last stand.

1880: The burnt remains of the hotel in Glenrowan, shortly after the Kelly Gang’s last stand.

Ned Kelly - the most famous Australian bushranger of all time!

Ned Kelly - the most famous Australian bushranger of all time!

Edward "Ned" Kelly (1854 – 1880) was an Australian bushranger, and, to some, a folk hero for his defiance of the colonial authorities. Kelly was born in Victoria to an Irish convict father, and as a young man he clashed with the police. Following an incident at his home in 1878, police parties searched for him in the bush. After he murdered three policemen, the colony proclaimed Kelly and his gang wanted outlaws. A final violent confrontation with police took place at Glenrowan.

9 Most Outrageous Outlaw Heroes

Edward "Ned" Kelly (1854 – 1880) was an Australian bushranger, and, to some, a folk hero for his defiance of the colonial authorities. Kelly was born in Victoria to an Irish convict father, and as a young man he clashed with the police. Following an incident at his home in 1878, police parties searched for him in the bush. After he murdered three policemen, the colony proclaimed Kelly and his gang wanted outlaws. A final violent confrontation with police took place at Glenrowan.

Bushranger Ned Kelly

Bushranger Ned Kelly

The infamous Bush ranger Ned Kelly the day before his execution November 10 1880.

The infamous Bush ranger Ned Kelly the day before his execution November 10 1880.

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

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