3 – Beveridge: Ned’s early life. The Kelly Gang 1878-1880

Episode 3, from the Bushranger theme, begins our detailed exploration of Ned Kelly & the notorious Kelly Gang.  Ned and the Kelly Gang were bushrangers operating mainly in North East of Victoria, in the 1870’s.

In this Episode we first look at Ned’s parents and family background, and then his early childhood in Beveridge, Victoria.  (16 mins)



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St Francis Church Melbourne
St Francis Church Melbourne
Kelly House - Beveridge
Kelly House – Beveridge
Beveridge Catholic Church
Beveridge Catholic Church
Quinn House Wallan
Quinn House Wallan

References for Episode 3 – Beveridge: Ned’s early life

Corfield, J. J. (2003). The Ned Kelly encyclopaedia. South Melbourne: Lothian.

Jones, I. (1996). Ned Kelly : a short life. South Melbourne, Vic.: Lothian Books.

McMenomy, K. (2001). Ned Kelly : the authentic illustrated history. South Yarra, Vic.: Hardie Grant Books.

Ned Kelly childhood home restored.   Retrieved from https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/ned-kelly-childhood-home-restored-in-boost-to-beveridge/

St Francis Church Melbourne (Wikipedia entry).   Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Francis_Church,_Melbourne

Victorian Heritage Database. (2000). John Kelly’s former house [sohe 2008]: Statement of significance.   Retrieved from http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/149

Victorian Heritage Database. (2004). Quinn’s cottage [B2232] Walnaring: Statement of significance.   Retrieved from http://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/68976

https://convictrecords.com.au/convicts/kelly/john/128597