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1. Ned (Edward) Kelly was the son of John Kelly and Ellen Quinn. John had been transported to Australia from Ireland in 1841 convicted of which crime?
2. Ned was born in November 1854 within a few weeks of another momentous date in Australian history, the bloody battle known as _________ ?
3. At the age of 14 Ned began his bushranging career by becoming apprenticed to one of Australia's last great highwaymen. Who was this brigand?
4. At the age of 15 Ned began his first jail term at Beechworth prison. He was sentenced to 6 months hard labour. What was his crime?
5. Ned spent time in Beechworth and Pentridge prisons and often upon release he did paid work. However, by 1877, he was the leader of a well organised gang who stole stock from one colony and sold it in another colony. Who were the main members of the Kelly Gang?
6. In May 1878 the 26 month career as fugitives for the Kelly Gang began. A reward of £100 was placed on Ned's head. He had apparently committed a capital crime, as the charge sheet read: _________ ?
7. The Kelly Gang had a trademark which became a symbol of allegiance to its supporters. What was it?
8. In October 1878 four policemen were hunting for the Kelly Gang. They made camp at Stringybark Creek. Ned's camp was only a mile away and Ned on reconnaissance found their camp. Ned knew the police would probably shoot him on sight so Ned decided he must surprise the police camp. Ned and his gang killed three of the four policemen, which policeman survived and rode miles to raise the alarm of the latest Kelly misdeeds?
9. The Glenrowan siege is famous as this is where Ned was finally captured, where the gang wore their famous armour. Ned said he would not give up and so the Police kept shooting at him. How many wounds did Ned receive?
10. What were Ned's last words before he was hanged by the neck till he was dead, on 11th November 1880?
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