Friday, 27 June 2014

The Bushranger - Ned Kelly

Edward "Ned" Kelly was an Irish Australian bushranger. Kelly's 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.

A final violent confrontation with police took place at Glenrowan on 28 June 1880. Kelly, dressed in homemade plate metal armour and a helmet, was captured and sent to jail. He was convicted of three counts of wilful murder and hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol in November 1880. His daring and notoriety made him an iconic figure in Australian history, folklore, literature, art and film.

Born 1854 Beveridge, Victoria. Died 1880 in Melbourne, Victoria. 

There is a museum at Glenrowan which is interesting.  It's a small town in country New South Wales NSW.







14 comments:

  1. Very interesting. I enjoyed your photos.
    God bless you and your Father this weekend.

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  2. Interesting. What a wonderful place to visit, I would have loved it. Take care my dear M and know I am thinking of you and your Dad. HUG xo G

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    1. 'Tis interesting being there. Thanks...Hugs Mxx

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  3. So interesting story. Have a nice weekend.Greetings for your dad.

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    1. Thank you. Hope you have a lovely weekend too.

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  4. That homemade armor is really interesting. I love small museums like that. Bet this one is worth a visit.

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    1. Certainly worth a visit. Many town around the area have a museum all claiming that Ned lived in their town.

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  5. He certainly looks meaner than Robin Hood

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    1. Yes, he does Adam, and he had a beard as well.

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  6. Oh, I would have such a fun time at this place! Lovely photos!

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  7. That's a bid and scary statue, wouldn't say it is inviting.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. It's not inviting, however most of us know he had armour :)

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