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.
Edward "Ned" Kelly (June 1854 or 1855 – 11 November was an Irish Australian bushranger. Kelly's legacy is controversial; some consider him to be a murderous villain, while others view him as a folk hero and Australia's equivalent of Robin Hood.
‘The Bushranger’s Tragedy’, Australasian Sketcher, 23 November cover. Pictures Collection, six head-portrait engravings [newspaper illustration] The Four constables and two Kelly brothers from the shoot-out at Glenrowan
The Kelly Tree A commemoration for the deaths of 3 policemen, Kennedy, Lonigan and Scanlon. Because of their deaths during the Battle of Stringybark Creek, the Kelly Gang were to face the Death Penalty. Ned Kelly, the leader of the gang was to die by hanging in Melbourne Goal in 1880. Stringybark Creek, near Mansfield, northern Victoria photo by jadoretotravel