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The History of Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly after defeating Isaiah "Wild" Wright in a bare-knuckle boxing match, August 1874

Ned Kelly's boyhood home in Beveridge. From Mernda to Jerilderie, dozens of townships claim a piece of the Kelly legend but it's in Beveridge that Ned was born in 1855.

Ned Kelly's boyhood home in Beveridge. From Mernda to Jerilderie, dozens of townships claim a piece of the Kelly legend but it's in Beveridge that Ned was born in

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

Jack Jones, son of Anne Jones died from a gun shot at Glenrowan. Jane Jones, daughter of Anne, flirted with the gang, she died the following year from an illness. Wangaratta cemetery

Jack Jones, son of Anne Jones died from a gun shot at Glenrowan. Jane Jones, daughter of Anne, flirted with the gang, she died the following year from an illness. Wangaratta cemetery

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