Edward "Ned" Kelly, 6/11/1855 - 11/11/1880, considered to be merely a cold-blooded cop killer, others consider him to be a folk hero and symbol of Irish Australian resistance against the Anglo-Australian ruling class. After an incident at his home, police searched for him in the bush. After killing 3 policemen, the colony proclaimed Kelly a wanted outlaws. Kelly was captured on 6/28/1880, convicted of murder and hanged. This picture was taken the day before his execution.
Australian bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly's original, full set of homemade plate armor.
The Kelly Gang
Armour worn by the Kelly gang. Left to right: Ned Kelly, 1879; Joseph Byrne, 1879; Dan Kelly, 1879; Steve Hart, 1879.
The last photos of Ned Kelly were taken by the official Melbourne Gaol photographer, Charles Nettleton on November 10, 1880, the day before Ned’s execution. In this full-length study, Ned holds the cord attached to his leg irons to disguise the withering of his wounded left arm and rests a fist on his hip to mask a crippled hand.
Ned Kelly will kick your ass...
Australian outlaw Ned Kelly dressed in a homemade suit of metal armor. Kelly (1854–1880) has been mythologized as a "Robin Hood" character, a political icon, and a figure of Irish Catholic and working-class resistance to the establishment and British colonial ties.