Ned Kelly and his life.
(1854 - 1880)
On a cold June morning, more than 100 years ago a bushranger called Ned Kelly fought his final battle.
He was an outlaw who rode a horse, put on a suit of armour and fought police. Today, Ned Kelly is an Australia legend.
Ned, the eldest of eight children, was born to Irish parents in Victoria in 1854.
He was just twelve years of age when his ex-convict father died and his family settled near relatives at Greta, two hundred and forty kilometres northeast of Melbourne.
In Ned's time it was wild, rugged country and life was hard.
The best land was held by a hand…
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