Photographer's Note

Having moved to Australia, I went in search of a little Australian history and found myself in Glenrowan, here in the state of Victoria, looking at a giant, 5x scale statue of Ned Kelly.

Kelly was a "bushranger", an outlaw... but also a local populist hero among the 1870's farmers and fellow squatters..

The son of an Irish convict sent to live in Australia. Believing themselves to be persecuted by the authorities, Kelly and his gang took to a crime spree. He also wrote a manifesto denouncing the police, the Victorian government and the British Empire. His gang fashioned themselves armor to protect themselves, including the famous helmet made from a metal bucket.

Ned Kelly was hanged in 1880

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Additional Photos by Clifton Wilmsmeyer (CliffW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 431 W: 73 N: 337] (2381)
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