~ 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
This is Edward "kid" Nelly a famous outlaw with a gang that caused mayhem and fought the police. His gang helped him kill and evade colonial police. After he was discovered his gang was declared outlaws. They were killed in a massacre by police.
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.
From the Ned Kelly series. Australian artist Sidney Nolan painted a famous series on the Irish-Australian bushranger (outlaw) Ned Kelly (son of a convict) who was hanged in Melbourne in 1880. To some he has become somewhat of a folk hero and symbol of rebeliion of the poor against authority, (a sort of Australian version of Robin Hood) although to others he was just a common criminal. It's undeniable, though, that he's become part of Australian folklore…