Monthly Archives: January 2017

In Search of Ned Kelly

Living in north-east Victoria, one is never far from historic locations associated with Ned Kelly and the gold rushes -the so-called “Kelly Country”.  So I fanged my Guzzi California EV down the roads to Greta, the one-time location of the Kelly family home.  Greta is not far from Glenrowan, the site of the famous siege and use of armour.

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Ned Kelly was hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol in 1880 and buried in the yard.  In 2011, his and other executed prisoners remains were exhumed and Kelly’s were identified by matching mitochondrial DNA.  His remains were returned to his descendants who granted him his final wish to be buried near his mother.  The graves are unmarked to prevent looting by the idiots in our society.

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It’s sad that the graves of the men Kelly murdered are not as well known.

 

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