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  1. Ned Kelly Australian Bushrangers

  2. Australian history • In 1788, the First Fleet arrived in Australia (Captain James Cook) • Were 11 ships of 1530 people - 736 convicts, 17 convicts' children, 211 marines, 27 marines' wives, 14 marines' children and about 300 officers and others

  3. Convicts Punishable Crimes 1.) All theft above the value of one shilling.2.) Thefts under the value one shilling. 3.) Receiving stolen goods, jewels and plate. 4.) Stealing lead, iron or copper. 5.) Stealing ore from black lead mines. 6.) Stealing from furnished lodgings. 7.) Setting fire to underwood. 8.) Stealing letters.9.) Assault with intent to rob. 10.) Stealing fish from a pond or river. 11.) Stealing roots, trees or plants. 12.) Bigamy. 13.) Assaulting, cutting or burning clothes. 14.) Counterfeiting the copper coin. 15.) Clandestine marriage. 16.) Stealing a shroud from a grave. 17.) Watermen carrying too many passengers on the Thames , if any drowned. 18.) Incorrigible rogues who broke out of prison and persons reprieved from capital punishment. 19.) Embeuling naval stores.

  4. Bushrangers • Generally convicts of Irish descent • These criminals used the Australian bush as a refuge to hide from the authorities. • Mostly committed robberies of small-town banks and coach services • Happened during the Gold Rush (1850s and 1860s)

  5. Ned Kelly

  6. Kelly’s life • Was born in 1854 • As a teenager he was often in trouble with the police (stealing horses) • Driven by police harassment and the wrongful imprisonment of his mother, he fled to the bush in 1878. • He went with his brother, Dan, and two others (Joe Byrne and Steve Hart) – The Kelly Gang.

  7. Outlawed The gang was outlawed after killing three Irish-born Victorian policemen in 1878. For two years the gang robbed banks and evaded capture, largely because of sympathy for them among the struggling small farmers of north-east Victoria.

  8. Captured • The Kelly Gang was eventually captured at a pub in Glenrowan on the 27th of June, 1880. • The Gang had made suits of armor to protect themselves (weighed 44 kg each) • Ned Kelly left the pub during the night, but returned in the morning to help his friends • His armor protected him at first, but a bullet to his unprotected leg brought him down

  9. Kelly's refusal to surrender, and his loyalty to his “mates” when he could have escaped, has helped create the Kelly legend.

  10. ‘Verdict guilty, sentence death’ • Kelly was taken to the Old Melbourne Gaol, where he was hanged in November 1880. • His final words were:

  11. Sidney Nolan, 1946