The tale of how Australia's most wanted criminal became a symbol of Australian culture. Bushranger. Hero. Outlaw.
Regardless of how you feel about him, Kelly has played a significant role in shaping our Australian identity and culture from the moment he and his gang were cornered in bushland by Victorian police. According to historians, the iconic bushranger and his gang were declared outlaws, and Kelly was hunted for almost 2 years before being shot down and hanged. Peter FitzSimons weighs in on the legend of Ned Kelly - the myths and controversies about how a rouge bushranger and notorious criminal became a national icon and folk hero.