Ned Kelly's trial

trial of Ned Kelly
"Ned Kelly in the Dock - A Scene from Life" Ned Kelly in the dock during his trial.
Wood engraving published in The Illustrated Australian News.

On the 28th and 29th of October, 1880 at Melbourne Kelly was tried for the murder of Constable Thomas Lonigan at Stringybark Creek. He was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging.

The one piece of evidence that may have helped Kelly, the Jerilderie letter, was made inadmissable. "It passionately articulates his pleas of innocence and desire for justice for both his family and the poor Irish selectors of Victoria's north-east." Read more at State Library of Victoria.

 Ned Kelly trial
The trial of Ned Kelly, wood engraving, published in The Illustrated Australian news, Melbourne, David Syme and Co. November 6, 1880. Source State Library of Victoria, Illustrated newspaper file. Illustrated Australian news.
For more interesting facts about the trial go to Trial of Ned Kelly on Ned on the Net.

The case was considered unusual at the time as Kelly spoke directly to the Judge Justice Redmond Barry which was not heard of.

Kelly's speech at the trial at Kelly Gang and Friends Inc.

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