Ned Kelly is Australia's most famous bushranger, a folk hero who became a legend during his own life. Ned has been memorialised by painters, writers, musicians and filmmakers. Books have been written about him, and songs sung in his memory.
Australian outlaw Ned Kelly dressed in a homemade suit of metal armor. Kelly 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.
Edward "Ned" Kelly was an Irish Australian bushranger. He is considered by some to be merely a cold-blooded killer, while others consider him to be a folk hero and symbol of Irish Australian resistance against the Anglo-Australian ruling class.