Australia’s most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly roamed Victoria during the 19th century and has become somewhat of a cultural icon. He’s famous for the self-made suit of bulletproof armour he wore during a final shootout with the police, which led to his death in 1880. For those that revere Ned Kelly as the “Robin Hood” of Australia, there’s a range of artwork and other historical memorabilia that celebrates his battles in the bush.Who Was Ned Kelly?
Edward "Ned" Kelly was born in Victoria as the son of an Irish convict who died shortly after serving a six-month prison sentence. The family felt they were victims of police persecution, and it was while he was still a teenager that Ned saw his first arrest for associating with bushrangers. Kelly and his gang committed armed bank robberies and police killings in an attempt to demand justice for his family and the rural poor of Australia. While he managed to elude the police for years, he was severely wounded during the gun battle at Glenrowan and sentenced to death by hanging.Replica Helmets
Want a bulletproof helmet just like Ned Kelly’s? Look for handcrafted replica helmets from Australia that use antique steel. They are created as 1/3 size replicas of the helmet worn by Ned Kelly at the siege in Glenrowan in 1880, making them the perfect gift for serious fans of this notorious bushranger.Limited Edition Framed Memorabilia
Ned Kelly limited edition framed historical memorabilia come with various portraits of the bushranger, newspaper clippings and pictorial representations of his life and times. They are ready to hang and will have pride of place in the home of any Ned Kelly fan, with certification guaranteeing their limitation. You can also find strip stamps and other historical items related to the Kelly Gang.Canvas Prints
Look for original portraits and prints of Ned Kelly by local artists, offering a unique piece of Australian artwork to add to your collection. These limited edition portraits come numbered and signed by the artist. You can also search for silent soldier and other historical figurines and sculptures of Ned Kelly, depicting him in action.