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.

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Ned Kelly painting breaks auction record for Australian art: Sidney Nolans painting of Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, entitled First Class Marksman

Ned Kelly painting breaks auction record for Australian art

Page 1 of a hand-written transcription of Ned Kelly's 56 page letter.'I am a Widow's Son, outlawed and my orders must be obeyed'. With these chilling words bushranger Ned Kelly ended the Jerilderie letter, a detailed written justification of his actions. Read the full transcription of the letter and learn why this manifesto is regarded by some as an early call for an Australian republic.

National Museum Australia primary collection --> Ned Kelly Page 1 of a hand-written transcription of Ned Kelly's 56 page letter.

Australian Bushranger - Ned Kelly as painted by Sidney Nolan.    This painting, by the Australian artist, Sidney Nolan, is of Edward 'Ned' Kelly, the last and probably the most famous of the Australian bush rangers.    Ned, who is depicted wearing his famous armor, is standing over a dead trooper, one of the three he and his gang killed during an attempted ambush

Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly Series - Death of Sergeant Kennedy at Stringybark Creek 1946

Ned Kelly by Sidney Nolan

Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Gift of Sunday Reed 1977

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.

Ned Kelly Death Mask State Library of Victoria Melbourne

The State Library of Victoria: The Dome & Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly death mask

The State Library of Victoria: The Dome & Ned Kelly

Kelly robbery Euora - Ned Kelly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The legend of Ned Kelly remains a subject of debate, but one thing is certain ― this gun-wielding outlaw became and stayed a household name in Australia, a

Joe Byrne (The Kelly Gang)

Joe Byrne (The Kelly Gang)

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