Sunday

Joe Byrne of the Kelly Gang

Joe Byrne bushranger
Joe Byrne 1857 – 1880
Joe Byrne was born in Victoria to an Irish immigrant.  He was Ned Kelly's best and loyal friend and member of the Kelly Gang and probably designed the metal body armour forged and worn by the Kelly Gang.  Byrne received a fatal gunshot during the gang's final violent confrontation with police at Glenrowan, in June 1880, even though he was wearing the armour.

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