Ned Kelly (1854-1880) was a famous Australian bushranger, gang leader and outlaw famed as a cultural icon in his native Australia. Born to an Irish immigrant family in Victoria, Kelly led ‘the Greta Mob’, engaging in acts of theft and armed robbery. Following the attempted murder of a policeman outside the Kelly family home in 1878, Kelly and his gang evaded the authorities for two years, before an infamous shootout with the police which saw the capture of armour-clad Kelly in the town of Glenrowan, Victoria. He was sentenced to death and executed by hanging at the Old Melbourne Gaol in November 1880.


The Jerilderie Letter (1879)