Ned Kelly: A Short Life by Ian JonesRenowned Australian authority on Ned Kelly, Ian Jones, shares the result of many years research into the legendary bushrangers life. Ned Kelly emerges as a man who hated conflict yet never escaped it. A thorough account of a most remarkable life.
Author Biography: As an historical writer, IAN JONES has written for television and film, his work including THE SULLIVANS, AGAINST THE WIND, THE LAST OUTLAW and THE LIGHTHORSEMEN.
Australia's Most Notorious Outlaw - Ned Kelly
Kelly' December [a] — 11 November was an Australian bushranger , outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer. One of the last bushrangers, and by far the most famous, he is best known for wearing a suit of bulletproof armour during his final shootout with the police. Kelly was born in the British colony of Victoria as the third of eight children to Irish parents.
Five facts about… Ned Kelly
As the Kelly brothers grew up, they began to draw attention to themselves through the crimes they make—especially when they were only sentenced to short periods of time. Nicholson gave orders to his men to never handle the family alone. But his plan backfired when the whole ordeal ended up with altercation and Ned and Dan fleeing to the bushes. A group of policemen went after them at Stringybark Creek, which resulted in three policemen dying. They were then declared as outlaws. After a string of crimes, majority of which are bank robberies, they stayed in Jerilderie, where the Jerilderie Letter was written.
Many Irish people had emigrated to Australia because the English had destroyed their homes and forced them out of England. In he saved a young boy from drowning in a river.
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There it was again just the other day. - He has become a symbolic figure in Australian history, folklore , books, art and movies. As a national icon , his image was used during the opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics in Sydney.
To some, he was a folk hero but to others, he was a vicious and remorseless cop killer — to this day, Ned Kelly divides opinion in Australia On 11 November , Ned Kelly was hanged in Old Melbourne Gaol, having been convicted of a host of crimes including the murders of three police officers. In the weeks before his execution, however, around 30, people had signed a petition to free him. History Revealed tells the story of Ned Kelly, from his introduction to crime at just 14 to his final gunfight with police and capture, in our November issue — on sale now. Here are five facts about the divisive bushranger…. When Kelly was a boy, he risked his life to save a friend from drowning in a creek near his home in Victoria. Kelly treasured the humble gift his whole life — he was wearing it during his final battle with police just before he was arrested in June