Edward "Ned" Kelly (June 1854 or 1855 – 11 November 1880) 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.
Ned Kelly (Helmet) Victoria, Australia
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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!
Australian bushranger and outlaw Ned Kelly's original, full set of homemade plate armor.
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 will kick your ass...
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