18 – Kellys: Kellys End

Ned Kelly, the only surviving member of the Kelly Gang was tried and found guilty of murdering the police at Stringybark Creek.  His young life draws to a close and we look at the aftermath of the Kelly Outbreak for the people of Victoria, the Kellys and some of the other families involved.  This Episode, 18, wraps up the Kelly saga.

(54 mins)

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Kelly petition
Kelly Melbourne Gaol
Ned at gallows – Melbourne Gaol






Ned Kelly Deathmask (CV)


Old Melbourne Gaol burial ground 1929 (image RMIT)
Kelly skeletal remains (modified from VIFM)
Ellen (middle amongst children) 1881 (SLV)
Ellen & Jim



















Such is Life tattoo













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