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Ned Kelly's armour

Posted by
: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 18 September 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Who IS Ned Kelly?

Ned Kelly is perhaps Australia's best known bushranger. He was pursued by the police in country Victoria during the 1800's for robbery and assault. He is well known for a stand-off gun battle with police, where he and his gang wore armour that had been crafted using metal from farm ploughs.

The original armour and his death mask are on display in the State Library of Victoria, in central Melbourne. If this man fascinates you his story is documented in text and film on the State Library website found here.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/100 second F/4.0 ISO 12800 98 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful frame, focus, colors, lighting & details!
Amazing story ...!

18 Sep 2014 9:46am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I found this difficult to believe - as did some at the time, apparently - but it is true ! Fascinating.

18 Sep 2014 10:43am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

He looks a little small :) Nice presentation and thanks for the history lesson.

18 Sep 2014 3:02pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

Amazing story and shot...I guess the hole is made by a bullet!

18 Sep 2014 5:07pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks great

20 Sep 2014 9:17am