The Ned Kelly statue at Glenrowan in northeast Victoria.

The Ned Kelly statue at Glenrowan in northeast Victoria.

Ned at 19, a study by Melbourne photographer Chidley. It celebrates Ned’s victory over ‘Wild’ Wright in a 20-round bare-knuckle match at Beechworth on August 8, 1874.

Ned at 19, a study by Melbourne photographer Chidley. It celebrates Ned’s victory over ‘Wild’ Wright in a 20-round bare-knuckle match at Beechworth on August 8, 1874.

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.

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.

Ellen Kelly’s release from prison in February 1881 is commemorated by this photo taken at the Kelly homestead. Scarcely more than two months later, Constable Robert Graham visited here with Father Thomas Egan of Wangaratta and gained Mrs Kelly’s help in defusing the ongoing Kelly rebellion.

Ellen Kelly’s release from prison in February 1881 is commemorated by this photo taken at the Kelly homestead. Scarcely more than two months later, Constable Robert Graham visited here with Father Thomas Egan of Wangaratta and gained Mrs Kelly’s help in defusing the ongoing Kelly rebellion.

Arrested at dawn in his King Valley mountain hideout, Harry Power was captured by Superintendent Nicolson along with Superintendent Hare and Sergeant Montfort. Harry wrongly believed that Ned Kelly had betrayed him.

Arrested at dawn in his King Valley mountain hideout, Harry Power was captured by Superintendent Nicolson along with Superintendent Hare and Sergeant Montfort. Harry wrongly believed that Ned Kelly had betrayed him.

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.

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.

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