1873 Prison portrait of Ned Kelly at 19 years old (Ned Kelly Australia's most well-known and mythical bushranger)

Irish-Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, age fifteen, c. (National Museum of Australia-Canberra)

Kate Kelly (aka Catherine Ada Kelly) (12 July 1863 - October 1898) was the sister of famous Australian outlaw Ned Kelly.  It is believed she drowned in Lake Forbes, a small pond situated in the middle of Forbes, while saving an Aboriginal child that was in trouble during a flood of the lake. She was buried in Forbes Cemetery, aged 36.

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment of our “ Story Behind the Story ” series. Today we welcome New York City author Megan Abbott ,.

Ned Kelly gang victims all but forgotten in adoration of the bushranger, say families, cops

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.

NED KELLY GANG

Five members of the Wild Bunch: Kid Curry, Bill McCarty, Bill (Tod) Carver, Ben Kilpatrick, and Tom O’Day.

Ned Kelly is thought of as either a villain or a hero, depending from what position you are coming. I admire his courage to stand up for what he believed in and to fight oppression and corrupt authority. Such is Life!

November 11 Ned Kelly the "Irish" bushranger and Australian folk hero is hanged in Melbourne.

Ned Kelly's armour.

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.

~ The gallows  where Ned Kelly was hanged ,Old Melbourne Gaol ...

The gallows where Ned Kelly was hanged ,Old Melbourne Gaol

1880: The burnt remains of the hotel in Glenrowan, shortly after the Kelly Gang’s last stand.

The burnt remains of the hotel in Glenrowan, shortly after the Kelly Gang’s last stand.

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