June 28, 2011

June 28: Ned Kelly Captured, 1880

Was he a criminal, or a folk hero? A little of both. Read the story of Ned Kelly here.

Pictured: Ned Kelly had his portrait taken just before his execution. Photo from the Australian News and Information Bureau, Canberra. 

Below:  The Kelly gang designed and built their own armor. It wasn't quite good enough, though. This helmet was worn by Dan Kelly. Photo contributed by Petedownunder on Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.

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