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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.

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.

A statue representing the manual labour of carrying and transporting hefty rocks. The statue has its ankles and wrists in shackles.

A statue representing the manual labour of carrying and transporting hefty rocks. The statue has its ankles and wrists in shackles.

This was the reality for the thousands of convicts that would make their way to Australia. As slavery was outlawed, the U.K. needed a new source of free labor and found that using criminals was a great way to obtain free labor, lower the crime rate in the motherland,  and hopefully keep convicts out of trouble.

This was the reality for the thousands of convicts that would make their way to Australia. As slavery was outlawed, the U.K. needed a new source of free labor and found that using criminals was a great way to obtain free labor, lower the crime rate in the motherland, and hopefully keep convicts out of trouble.

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A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Simon Barnard - Book Week 2015 Shortlisted

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Simon Barnard - Book Week 2015 Shortlisted

10-year-old Luther Gosney, who was committed to Dorchester jail after stealing two tin horns worth eight shillings

The Victorian Asbo kids: Some of the first ever police mugshots show 19th-century petty criminals including one aged just TEN who was jailed for stealing a tin horn worth just 40p

10-year-old Luther Gosney, who was committed to Dorchester jail after stealing two tin horns worth eight shillings

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