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Kelly Gang Wanted Posters

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Wanted posters providing information about each member of the infamous Kelly Gang.

Four posters showing the main events that lead to the siege at Glenrowan Inn.

Information on the posters include:

Edward ‘Ned’ Kelly:

1855: Born in Beveridge, Victoria.
1869: Arrested for assaulting a Chinese farmer.
1870: Arrested again for assault.
1871: Arrested for riding a stolen horse and fighting with police. Sentenced to three years jail.
1878: Ned goes into hiding after being accused of assaulting a police officer.
1878: The Kelly Gang kill three police officers at Stringybark Creek. They then rob a bank in Euroa.
1879: The Kelly Gang rob a bank in Jerilderie.
1880: Shootout at Glenrowan Inn where the gang wore homemade armour. Joe Byrne, Steve Hart and Dan Kelly die in the shootout and Ned is arrested. Ned is sentenced to death by hanging and his last words were reported as “Such is life”.

Dan Kelly:

1861: Born in Beveridge, Victoria.
1871: Dan was arrested at the age of 10 for stealing a horse.
1878: Constable Fitzpatrick went to the Kelly’s house to arrest Dan for stealing horses. There was a fight with Fitzpatrick so Ned and Dan Kelly went into hiding. The Kelly Gang kill three police officers at Stringybark Creek. They rob a bank in Euroa.
1879: The Kelly Gang rob a bank in Jerilderie.
1880: Shootout at Glenrowan Inn where the gang wore homemade armour. Dan dies in the shootout.

Joe Byrne:

1857: Born in Woolshed, Victoria.
1862: Joe met Aaron Sherritt at a Catholic school in Woolshed where he was known as a clever writer.
1878: Joe is with the Kelly Gang when they go into hiding. He was also present when they killed three police officers at Stringybark Creek.
1879: The Kelly Gang rob a bank in Jerilderie. Joe wrote letters on Ned’s behalf which helped to create the legend the Kelly Gang is today.
1880: Joe and Dan killed Aaron Sherritt because they believed he had turned into a police informant.
1880: The Kelly Gang are involved in a shootout at Glenrowan Inn with the police. Joe was killed in the siege.

Steve Hart:

1859: Born in Three Mile Creek, Victoria.
1877: Steve was sent to Beechworth Gaol for 12 months for stealing 13 horses. He met Dan Kelly while in prison.
1878: Steve was part of the Kelly Gang when they killed three police officers at Stringybark Creek. He is reported to have entered towns disguised as a female in order to scout banks to rob .
1879: The Kelly Gang rob a bank in Jerilderie.
1880: The Gang are involved in a shootout at Glenrowan Inn with the police. Steve was killed in the siege.

All images used are in the public domain due to copyright expiry.

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