Ned Kelly Biography

Edward "Ned" Kelly was an Australian bushranger of Irish descent. His 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.

Kelly was born in the town of Beveridge in the British colony of Victoria to an Irish convict father and an Irish-Australian mother. His father died after a six-month stint in prison for unlawful possession of a bullock hide, when Kelly was about 12. Following an incident at his family's home in 1878, police parties searched for Kelly in the bush. After he, his brother and two colleagues killed three policemen, the colonial government proclaimed Kelly and his gang wanted outlaws.

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 willful 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. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ned Kelly
Full Name:
Edward Kelly
Nationality:
Australia
Profession:
Bushranger
Ethnicity:
Irish Australian
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Death:
November 11, 1880
Age at Death:
unknown
Cause of Death:
Hanging, Capital punishment
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