History of Australia
Ned Kelly

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May 10, 2009 7:59AM

Ned Kelly was a notorious bushranger, and a murderer who killed

three policemen. He has achieved legend status because of the myth

that he robbed only the rich and gave to the poor. There is no

evidence to this effect. He did not rob from the poor, but there is

no evidence that he benefitted the poor. He is seen to have

championed the rights of the underdog, but he did not actively

engage in this either. Some say that Ned chose a life of crime

after being unfairly accused if horse theft. In actuality, long

before he became a bushranger, he was a horse rustler who made

money from rounding up and selling unbranded horses.

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