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.

Ned Kelly's mother, Ellen, aged with two of her grandchildren.

Steve Hart, Dan Kelly’s mate, was nineteen when he was declared an outlaw. A sometime jockey, Steve was the son of a respectable Wangaratta family.

Steve Hart, Dan Kelly’s mate, was nineteen when he was declared an outlaw. A sometime jockey, Steve was the son of a respectable Wangaratta family.

Circulated throughout Victoria and the Riverina district of New South Wales, petitioners for Ned’s reprieve signed forms like this. When the petition was presented to Parliament, more than 32,000 men, women and children had signed. Another 28,000 signatures are said to have been collected by the day of Ned’s execution. The Victorian Government attempted to discredit the sheer volume of signatures by labelling the participants as undesirables made up of ruffians and the dregs of society.

The Edward (Ned) Kelly and Related Papers as found in the Public Record Office Victoria

Ned Kelly

~ 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

A skull labelled as Ned Kelly’s was ‘taken’ from the Old Melbourne Gaol in 1978. A prominent Melbourne accountant claims the actual skull was swapped over in the late 1960s with one from India.

A skull labelled as Ned Kelly’s was ‘taken’ from the Old Melbourne Gaol in A prominent Melbourne accountant claims the actual skull was swapped over in the late with one from India.

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Armour worn by Ned Kelly, State Library of Victoria

June 28, 1880: Bushranger Ned Kelly captured. When the Australian outlaw and his cohorts were cornered, they decided to create their own armor. They believed they were impervious to bullets, but they weren't. In Ned's case, he couldn't even raise his arms to aim his gun, but could only hold it at arms length and fire randomly. He was the only member of the gang to live to stand trial.

Ned Kelly Captured, 1880 Ned Kelly, 1880 The Kelly family had been in trouble with the law since long before Ned was born.

Australia: Behind the prison bars - Ned #Kelly was hanged at the Old #Melbourne Gaol. They are the strong walls that once held convicts, #bushrangers & 20th-century mass murderers, where #inmates dreaded the sound of the heavy door banging shut behind them. But, now decommissioned, these Australian #gaols have become a #tourist drawcard & curious souls are clamouring to see within | New Zealand Herald

They are the strong walls that once held convicts, bushrangers and mass murderers, where inmates dreaded the sound of the heavy door banging shut behind them. But, now - New Zealand Herald

Ned Kelly, aged 16, at the Old Melbourne Gaol. A poignant 133-year-old letter has revealed details of his last stand

Witness to death of Ned Kelly reveals details of last stand in letter

Ned Kelly, aged at the Old Melbourne Gaol. A poignant letter has revealed details of his last stand

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