The infamous Ned

Ned Kelly

Edward "Ned" Kelly was born in Beveridge, Victoria, Australia in either 1854 or1855, the first son of John "Red" Kelly and Ellen Quinn. His father was a convict transported to Tasmania from County Tipperary in Ireland, in 1841 for stealing two pigs.
Ned Kelly and the Kelly Gang are considered, by many, to be folk heroes and a unique part of Australian history with many books and movies telling their story. This may be due to the fact that it was felt that the Kelly family, and the Irish in general, were persecuted by the law at the time and Neds' strong defiance of the authorities. Ned Kelly is also not considered to be a typical bushranger as he did not hold up coaches or kill people when robbing banks.
More information is available at Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition, published by Australian National University


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you found us and joined the party! I've never heard of Ned Kelly, so I'm glad to have been able to read about this. That's interesting how some consider him an outlaw, and some consider him a hero. Thank you so much for sharing this at History & Home this week! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

Lee Good said...

Thanks so much Dawn for all that you do and I'm so glad you love history. Ned Kelly is what we call an Australian folk hero and you have hit the nail on the head as the camp is still divided as far as what people think of him.

James said...

Can anyone please tell me how Ned Kelly was loyal to his family and friends????

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