Ned Kelly’s last stand — National Museum Australia
On 28 June 1880 Victorian police captured bushranger Ned Kelly after a siege at the Glenrowan Inn. The other members of the Kelly Gang – Dan Kelly, Joseph Byrne and Steve Hart – were killed in the siege.
The gang had been outlawed for the murders of three police officers at Stringybark Creek in 1878.
Ned Kelly was tried and executed in Melbourne in November 1880.
The Kelly Gang’s last stand has become an Australian folk legend
[…]Despite their status as murderers and outlaws, the Kelly Gang enjoyed the support of much of the public, especially poor settlers who were often treated unfairly[…]Ned Kelly’s last stand — National Museum Australia
Ned Kelly — Wikipedia
Edward Kelly (December 1854 – 11 November 1880)[a] was an Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police-murderer. One of the last bushrangers, he is known for wearing a suit of bulletproof armour during his final shootout with the police.
Kelly was born in the then-British colony of Victoria as the third of eight children to Irish parents. His father, a transported convict, died shortly after serving a six-month prison sentence, leaving Kelly, then aged 12, as the eldest male of the household. The Kellys were a poor selector family who saw themselves as downtrodden by the Squattocracy and as victims of persecution by the Victoria Police. While a teenager, Kelly was arrested for associating with bushranger Harry Power, and served two prison terms for a variety of offences, the longest stretch being from 1871 to 1874 on a conviction of receiving a stolen horse. He later joined the “Greta mob”, a group of bush larrikins known for stock theft. A violent confrontation with a policeman occurred at the Kelly family’s home in 1878, and Kelly was indicted for his attempted murder. Fleeing to the bush, Kelly vowed to avenge his mother, who was imprisoned for her role in the incident. After he, his younger brother Dan, and two associates—Joe Byrne and Steve Hart—shot dead three policemen, the Government of Victoria proclaimed them outlaws.
Kelly and his gang eluded the police for two years, thanks in part to the support of an extensive network of sympathisers.[…]Ned Kelly — Wikipedia
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