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Ned Kelly

Bushranger and Outlaw Ned Kelly

Full Name: Edward Kelly
Profession: Bushranger and Outlaw

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

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.

Birthplace: Beveridge, Victoria, Australia

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

Historical Events

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

Biographies and Sources



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