Ned Kelly

Leader of the Kelly gang Ned Kelly Full Name: Ned Kelly [Edward Kelly]


Profession: Leader of the Kelly gang
Why Famous: Leader of the Kelly gang, notorious for robberies and police shootings in the 19th century. His daring and notoriety made him an iconic figure in Australian history, folklore, literature, art and film.

His legacy is controversial; some view him as a folk hero and Australia's equivalent of Robin Hood, while others consider him to be a murderous villain.

Died: November 11, 1880
Cause of Death: Execution by hanging

Historical Events in the Life of Ned Kelly

  • 1880-06-28 Australian bushranger Ned Kelly captured at Glenrowan

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