who is ned kelly?

ned_kelly_armour_library1This is an interesting character who sometimes hung around wombat ranges down under. Ned just sounds like trouble, though his name sounds pretty toolish.

“Edward “Ned” Kelly 3 June 1854 – 11 November 1880 was an Australian bushranger, and, to some, a folk hero for his defiance of the colonial authorities. Kelly was born in Victoria to an Irish convict father, and as a young man he clashed with the police. Following an incident at his home in 1878, police parties searched for him in the bush. After he murdered three policemen, the colony proclaimed Kelly and his gang wanted outlaws. A final violent confrontation with police took place at Glenrowan. Kelly, dressed in home-made plate metal armour and helmet, was captured and sent to jail. He was hanged for murder at Old Melbourne Gaol in 1880. His daring and notoriety made him an iconic figure in Australian history, folk lore, literature, art and film.”
via Ned Kelly – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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