Edward "Ned" Kelly (June 1854 or 1855 – 11 November 1880)[1] 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 1880)[1] 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.

Australian bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly's original, full set of homemade plate armor.

Australian bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly's original, full set of homemade plate armor.

The Kelly Gang

The Kelly Gang

Armour worn by the Kelly gang. Left to right: Ned Kelly, 1879; Joseph Byrne, 1879; Dan Kelly, 1879; Steve Hart, 1879.

Armour worn by the Kelly gang. Left to right: Ned Kelly, 1879; Joseph Byrne, 1879; Dan Kelly, 1879; Steve Hart, 1879.

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 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.

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

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

Ned Kelly (Helmet)  Victoria, Australia

Ned Kelly (Helmet) Victoria, Australia

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

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

Ned Kelly will kick your ass...

Ned Kelly will kick your ass...

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!

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!

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