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What did Ned Kelly do?

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Ned Kelly was an Australian bushranger, and arguably one of the best known as he was said to nobly help out the poor (this is a myth). He formed the Kelly gang with his brother Dan Kelly, Steve Hart and Joe Bryne.

Kelly was particularly famous for the siege at Glenrowan when he held an entire town hostage. Following the murder of police informer Aaron Sherritt on 27 June 1880 Ned Kelly's gang expected a large number of police to travel to Glenrowan by train. They tried to get the townsfolk to help lift the rail tracks to cause a derailment, hoping to kill a large number of the expected police. Not many townsfolk were willing to assist, and people were gradually rounded up and held in the Glenrowan Inn so that they could not warn the train.

After several hours, the Kelly gang allowed the more trusted hostages to go home at nightfall, as the train was running late. Local schoolteacher Thomas Curnow was one of those released, and when he heard the approaching train in the early hours of June 28, he ran quickly to warn of the danger ahead.

Wearing their famous armour, the Kelly brothers held a shootout with police. Several hostages were injured in the gun battle and two later died from gunshot wounds. The other Kelly Gang members were killed, and Ned was shot twenty-eight times in the legs, which were unprotected by the armour.

He survived to stand trial, and was sentenced to death by hanging, which occurred in Melbourne on 11 November 1880.

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On the 11th of November, 1880, Ned Kelly was hanged in Melbourne Gaol.

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