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Ned KELLY

Australian Ned KELLY

born Edward KELLY

Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer

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Born: on December 28, 1854 in Beveridge, Colony of Victoria, Australia
Died: on November 11, 1880 in Melbourne, Colony of Victoria, Australia


Biography

Kelly's father, John Kelly (known as "Red"), was born in 1820 in Moyglass, near Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland, to Thomas and Mary (née Cody). At the age of 21, he was found guilty of stealing two pigs and was transported on the Prince Regent, arriving at Hobart Town, Van Diemen's Land on 2 January 1842. After he received his Certificate of Freedom on 11 January 1848, Red Kelly moved to Victoria and found work at James Quinn's farm at Wallan Wallan as a bush carpenter. He subsequently turned his attention to gold-digging, at which he was successful and which enabled him to purchase a small freehold for £615 in Beveridge, just north of Melbourne.

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