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.

~ The last photos of Ned Kelly were taken by the official Melbourne Gaol photographer, Charles Nettleton on November the day before Ned’s execution. In this full-length study, Ned holds the cord attached to his leg irons to disguise the witherin

Aussie feminist and writer, Miles Franklin was born Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin in 1879. She wrote her most famous novel, "My Brilliant Career," as a teen, and continued writing for the rest of her life. She was a passionate supporter of Australian literature, leaving a bequest in her will to establish a literary award - The Miles Franklin Award.

22 Australian Women Who Will Inspire The Hell Out Of You

early settlement in Australia

Irish Pioneer settlers and their family's, played a big part in early Australian history. (Photo undated) v

1851 - John Tallis, Van Diemen's Island or Tasmania

Tasmania , Antique MapArt : 1851 J. Tallis 'Van Diemen's Island or Tasm…' - Antique Map of Australia/World

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Book Week 2015 - Van Diemen's Land map 1852

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Book Week 2015 - Van Diemen's Land map 1852

Early view of Queen Street, Brisbane, Queensland, ca. 1864

Early view of Queen Street, Brisbane, ca. 1864 - People, horses and carriages on unsealed Queen Street in Brisbane around Timber, stone and brick shops and buildings line either side of the street.

Port Arthur guards, 1866. From the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts…

Port Arthur guards, From the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tasmania

Darwin Bombing - A bomb disposal squad preparing to remove a live bomb after an air raid on Darwin, 1942

Darwin Bombing - A bomb disposal squad preparing to remove a live bomb after an air raid on Darwin, 1942

Bill Thompson (Tasmanian convict)Studio photograph of old William Thompson in convict uniform and leg irons. Coal Mines (Convict Station : Saltwater River) Beattie, J. W. 1859-1930

Australian convict, 1880s.

Ex transported Convict Bill Thompson posing in convict dress 1900 Tasmania

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Book Week 2015 - 1830-49 convict uniform. This image is attached to a great article describing the side seams being buttoned not stitched so the convict could dress without removing the leg irons.

A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen's Land - Book Week 2015 - convict uniform. This image is attached to a great article describing the side seams being buttoned not stitched so the convict could dress without removing the leg irons.

A statue representing the manual labour of carrying and transporting hefty rocks. The statue has its ankles and wrists in shackles.

A statue representing the manual labour of carrying and transporting hefty rocks. The statue has its ankles and wrists in shackles.

Joseph Bolitho Johns better known as Moondyne Joe is Western Australia’s best known bushranger.The only photo of Moodyne Joe shows him holding a tomahawk and wearing a kangaroo skin cape. The photograph was taken by Alfred Chopin who was a convict transported to Western Australia and became one of the colony’s first portrait photographers. It was first published in The Sunday Times on May 27, 1924 as an illustration accompanying an article on Moondyne Joe.

Joseph Bolitho Johns (c. better known as Moondyne Joe, was Western Australia's best known bushranger. He is one of the persons who escaped multiple times from a prison.

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